Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Amateur Spies - Surgeon Accused of Spying on Ex with Software

TX - A pioneer in cancer research is facing a second degree felony charge in an alleged plot to spy on his ex-wife while they were going through their divorce.

According to prosecutors, Dr. Steven Curley plotted with a computer expert to install a program called eBlaster. (more)

IA - ...the Iowa City landlord found guilty last year of spying on his tenants (six counts) through bathroom peepholes in 2012, has motioned for a new trial... (speed bump) ...The city’s Housing and Inspections Services office says the city’s housing code doesn’t address cases such as this, therefore Miller is able to continue to own and manage the properties. (more

PA - Forty-three years after the mysterious theft of up to 1,000 documents from an FBI office outside Philadelphia, three former political activists are publicly confessing to the brazen burglary, calling it an act of “resistance” that exposed “massive illegal surveillance and intimidation.”... Members of the burglary team, armed with little more than a crowbar and wearing  suits and ties, then walked off undetected with suitcases stuffed with sensitive bureau files that revealed a domestic FBI spying operation known as COINTELPRO. (more)

Canada - A St. Albert man who surreptitiously took pictures of young girls in change rooms at five Alberta recreational facilities... was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday. (more)

FL - A St. Augustine man and former Putnam County deputy (and St. Johns County reserve deputy) accused of using his cellphone to record a tanning room at the U.S. 1 South World Gym was sentenced Tuesday to 300 days in jail... a woman reported that a gym employee put a cellphone in the closet of the tanning room to record people getting in and out of the booth... (more)

The Point
Anyone can be a spy. The technology is cheap, and easy to use. Just add motivation. 

This will become a real workplace issue in 2014. 
And now, a very creepy moment of spy Zen...