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Surveillance experts have recommended a few ways for guests to ensure they’re not being watched. For example, when staying in a hotel or an Airbnb property, guests can check for tiny holes in items put in places that provide good views of rooms, as they could be spaces for small camera lenses.

Guests can also use apps to scan for internet-connected cameras by connecting to the local Wi-Fi and seeing what other devices are connected. If there is any doubt, experts recommend unplugging the internet router to disconnect any devices that could be streaming activity to a remote viewer.

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IF AIRnB allows this new policy to stay (it was outlawed before) then they will go bankrupt!

A man found cameras in his Airbnb rental. He says Airbnb was fine with it


A man found cameras in his Airbnb rental. He says Airbnb was fine with it
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This winter, Jeffrey Bigham, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, rented an Airbnb with his family. During the stay he noticed something weird: two white objects hiding in plain sight in the rental’s rooms. It was a security camera, which Bigham found unsettling. “I was shocked, and immediately unplugged them,” he wrote in a blog post yesterday.


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US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you

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Kids, let me tell you a story about when there was a thing called Right to Privacy........
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Your phone really IS spying on you: Hundreds of Android apps covertly use your phone's microphone to listen in on your TV habits

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Software created by San Francisco firm Alphonso listens for TV adverts and shows through your smartphone's microphone. It has been found in more than 250 games on the Google Play Store.

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Is your car spying on you?

Email Jim Hood  Phone: 866-773-0221

Photonew report from the Government Accountability Office finds that several major automakers and GPS manufacturers collect information about your location from on-board navigation systems.

In some cases, they also retain the information for at least a little while and sometimes share it with third parties.

According to the report, the companies can 'track where consumers are, which can in turn be used to steal their identity, stalk them or monitor them without their knowledge. In addition, location data can be used to infer other sensitive information about individuals such as their religious affiliation or political activities.'

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) requested the investigation and said the findings demonstrate that while companies providing in-car location services have taken concrete steps to protect their customers' privacy, more work needs to be done.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/is-your-car-spying-on-you-010814.html



How NSA Remotely Bugs iPhones...


...hacks WiFi networks from miles away

Ex-NSA chief calls for Obama to reject surveillance changes...
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Not news to all of us.

I KNEW A commentary by Bob Barney


List of appliances that may be spying on you

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  • Report: FBI Can Remotely Turn on Phone Microphones for Spying
    Report: FBI Can Remotely Turn on Phone Microphones for Spying
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    “It is loath to use these tools…”

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