Closing the Spycam Sniffer Loophole

Tuesday, 23 April 2002, 2:13 AM EST

You are browsing the Web when a pop-up ad appears advertising a COLOR video camera. IT'S FUN screams the ad -- for less than $200 you can set up a network of cameras throughout the house, the office, or other places, which will transmit video images from a wireless, self powered miniature camera either to a central receiver, or even through that receiver to the Internet.

Video surveillance itself raises a series of questions: what is the appropriate role of surveillance; should parents be spying on children or nannies; should employers be spying on employees; are there any reasonable expectations of privacy invaded by the use of these tiny cameras? However, when wireless technologies are added to the mix, a new legal, moral and ethical question is raised: what happens when the camera you've set up is intercepted by an third party?

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The evolution of backup and disaster recovery

Posted on 25 July 2014.  |  Amanda Strassle, IT Senior Director of Data Center Service Delivery at Seagate Technology, talks about enterprise backup issues, illustrates how the cloud shaping an IT department's approach to backup and disaster recovery, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Mon, Jul 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //