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Do not want to be seen by my chatmate through webcam.

I am on skype but I do not have a webcam. My chatmate on the otherside has a webcam - Can he see me from his webcam? If my chatmate can see me and I do not want to be seen what can I do to avoid this scenario in skype?

My skype version is 3.8.0.188.

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If you don't have a cam, he can't see you. He can not see you through your monitor.

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