It’s a step in the right direction, and a good indication that the Republicans are finally getting their act together over this unconstitutional dragnet surveillance. Maybe.
Or, more specifically, an “NSA spy cam blocker,” which retails for $15 and comes with a giant “RAND” logo. “That little front-facing camera on your laptop or tablet can be a window for the world to see you—whether you know it or not!” the listing’s description reads. The 1.5 mm-thick item, which is “made with high-grade plastic,” is advertised as ideal for your laptop, smart TV, and Xbox Kinect, and it includes a plastic slider so that users can temporarily get Paul’s face out of the way for a Facetime call. However, it doesn’t include any accessories to dampen or block your device’s microphone; perhaps Ted Cruz can fill that fundraising-tchotchke gap in the near future.