I can understand covering the camera or microphone but why the audio jack?

Mark Zuckerberg have shared a photo to his Facebook account and celebrating the growing user base of Instagram which is owned by Facebook.

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    Are you sure it's covering the jack? Perhaps it's covering the microphone? – paj28 Jun 25 '16 at 13:06
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    Constructive subjective questions: inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”; tend to have long, not short, answers; have a constructive, fair, and impartial tone; invite sharing experiences over opinions; insist that opinion be backed up with facts and references; are more than just mindless social fun – techraf Jun 25 '16 at 13:08
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    I think that's a Macbook Air? The microphone is next to the headphone jack - look here. So yes, he's covering the microphone, for obvious reasons. – paj28 Jun 25 '16 at 13:31
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    Business Insider noticed too – paj28 Jun 25 '16 at 15:50
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    BTW, covering a mike hole doesn't really disable the mike, merely serves to muffle the sound. And if the sound's able to resonate the device case, you can actually, from experience, hear any near conversions quite well as it proves out to only be a distance muffler. – Fiasco Labs Jun 25 '16 at 18:09

This is a useless question but still interesting one :)

and that is not audio jack enter image description here

He is a security freak like me, not real freak but there are some people who really care for their device security and of course a CEO will have some serious data inside his laptop, I am sure you understand that covering mic and cam is so that even an un-authorised access to his cam will not reveal his face or sounds of the surroundings. Mark really cares for security, like he doesn't want to leave a single loop hole or any kind of vulnerability in his system that's why he even released a sort of security contest where you will get awarded with money if you can find a vulnerability in his Facebook System.

As I did search for his laptop, I found about the laptop, it's MacBook Air (and I precisely got the image of left side of that laptop) and you can see here in the image that before headphone's jack comes an inbuilt microphone, and of course it's not a microphone jack, it's an actual inbuilt microphone as jacks aren't that small. So you see, he is again covering his microphone so that hackers can't access sound even if they got access to his Macbook's microphone

so in summary:-

He covered his top cam and then covered his left side inbuilt mic so that no un authorised access can harm him, basically doing the best to stay from hackers and getting hacked or any kind of personal audio/video from getting hacked & released. So even if hackers hack his laptop successfully, they won't be able to use his webcam or mic

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