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In China, Daydreaming Students Are Caught on Camera - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "School officials see the cameras as a way to improve student confidence and crowdsource the task of catching misbehaving pupils. Parents use the feeds to monitor their children's academic progress and spy on their friendships and romances. But many students see live-streaming as an intrusion, prompting a broader debate in China about privacy, educational ethics and the perils of helicopter parenting."
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A search-engine for insecure cameras, from baby-monitors to grow-ops / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Shodan is a search engine for the Internet of Things, scanning the public Internet for devices communicating on ports and over protocols that are commonly used by IoT devices. By feeding it the right parameters -- Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP, port 554) -- you can find innumerable publicly shared webcams, ranging from CCTVs that oversee marijuana grow-ops and many, many baby-monitors. "
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Botnets running on CCTVs and NASs / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Researchers at Incapsula have discovered a botnet that runs on compromised CCTV cameras. There are hundreds of millions, if not billions, of these in the field, and like many Internet of Things devices, their security is an afterthought and not fit for purpose. "
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UK public must wake up to risks of CCTV, says surveillance commissioner | UK news | The... - 0 views

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    "In his full first interview as surveillance commissioner, Tony Porter - a former senior counter-terrorism officer - said the public was complacent about encroaching surveillance and urged public bodies, including the police, to be more transparent about how they are increasingly using smart cameras to monitor people."
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Russian Olympic official to reporters: stop complaining about hotels or we'll release C... - 0 views

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    "Just a reminder for anyone thinking of travelling to Sochi after the Olympics for a spot of tourism: according to Russia's deputy prime-minister, the hotel bathrooms have surveillance cameras that watch you in the shower."
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Capturing images of bystanders by zooming in on pictures of corneas - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "It's an interesting wrinkle on the problem of information-leakage, and implies that future privacy-filters will have to scrub photos of reflective surfaces (especially eyes) of identifying faces before they're posted. "
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Times Square, Bombs and Big Crowds - Room for Debate Blog - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Interesting debate including input from Schneier regarding the use of CCTV
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Billions spent on CCTV failed to cut crime, says top police surveillance chief | Mail O... - 0 views

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    CCTV cams are becoming a FAILURE
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