Monday, December 1, 2008

High tech spy gear now available to the public

via WCBD-TV...
High-resolution hidden cameras sell for as little as a couple of hundred dollars and they come in all shapes and sizes.

The rapid spread of spy technology has caught the eye of privacy advocates.
Michael Scott teaches technology and information privacy law at Southwestern Law School. “Technology develops so quickly that it takes a long time for the law to catch up,” he explained.

A quick YouTube search for spy cameras turns up what appear to be dozens of illegally shot hidden camera videos in fitting rooms, tanning salons and people’s homes. Of course, for every gadget, there’s usually a counter gadget. (and in the corporate world, counter-surveillance specialists.)

“There are a lot of people who are worried that someone else might be pointing a camera at them that shouldn’t be,” said Morris.
Especially celebrities... Kid Rock’s security team recently found a hidden camera in his dressing room in Minneapolis. (more) (video report)