Experts warn of ‘epidemic’ of bugging devices used by stalkers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’1′][/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] More funding and legal powers are needed for police to stop a surge of stalkers using eavesdropping devices to spy on victims, experts have warned. By[nbsp_tc]James Hockaday[nbsp_tc]for Metro.co.uk [nbsp_tc] [/text_tc][spacer_tc pixels=’15’][/spacer_tc][image_tc url=’https://www.shapestones.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5.png’ timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′ target=’_self’][/image_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] [nbsp_tc] Firms paid to detect the bugs say they’re finding more and more of the devices which are readily available on online…

Why Do Ordinary People Commit Acts of Espionage?

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Political ideology and money serve as motivators for some people to commit acts of espionage, but they’re not the only factors involved. By Jerad W. ALEXANDER [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] In mid-July, 2018, Mariia Butina, a 29-year-old assistant to the Russian central bank and long-time Vladimir Putin ally Alexander Torshin, was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a charge of “conspiracy to act as an agent of…

Amazon Echo turned into snooping device by Chinese hackers

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] ‘ALEXA, SNOOP ON MY WESTERN BUDDIES'[nbsp_tc]is potentially a command Chinese hackers barked at an[nbsp_tc]Amazon Echo[nbsp_tc]after they managed to turn it into a snooping device. By[nbsp_tc]Roland Moore-Colyer [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Cybersecurity boffins from Chinese firm Tencent’s Blade security research team exploited various vulnerabilities they found in the Echo smart speaker to eventually coax it into becoming[nbsp_tc]an eavesdropping device. The hackers[nbsp_tc]showed off the snooping speaker at the…

Creepy hostel owner caught using remote-controlled cameras hidden inside shampoo bottles to film women in the shower – and then put the clips on porn sites

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] New Zealand man pleaded guilty to charges related to secretly filming guests[nbsp_tc][br_tc]The court heard the man would film female guests at his homestay property[nbsp_tc][br_tc]He would put hidden cameras in shampoo bottles and upload footage[nbsp_tc]online[nbsp_tc] By[nbsp_tc]ADAM MCCLEERY [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A[nbsp_tc]New Zealand[nbsp_tc]man has pleaded guilty to secretly filming female guests while they showered at his homestay property by using cameras hidden in shampoo bottles.[nbsp_tc] The Hawke’s…

Camouflaged camera used to spy on neighbours

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] A man who used a hidden camera to secretly film his neighbours has been convicted of harassment. by Ryan Nugent [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Thomas Kelly (66), of 14 Weirview, Lucan, Dublin, covered a camera in camouflage netting and pointed it to the rear of a neighbour’s house. Mr Kelly claimed in court he was using the camera for security, to monitor property boundaries, and to…

Spy camera fury: Staff walk out after discovering hidden lenses in Glasgow shop

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] STAFF at a city center health food store have gone on strike after discovering secret cameras in rooms where staff changed, just four weeks after opening. Exclusive by[nbsp_tc]Niall Christie [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Workers at Harvest Stores, some under 18, were horrified and alerted[nbsp_tc]police[nbsp_tc]after findings the lenses hidden in a network modem and air detector. The Union Street store, which has been closed since Monday’s walk…

Man in Switzerland filmed neighbours’ young daughters with camera hidden in pen

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] A 52-year-old resident of the northern Swiss town of Lucerne was found guilty of downloading child pornography and filming his neighbours’ young daughters using a camera hidden in a pen. The Local[br_tc]news@thelocal.ch [br_tc]@thelocalswitzer [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] The father of three had been downloading child pornography between 2011 and 2015, while also running an online forum where such images could be shared.[nbsp_tc] The man was apprehended…

Surely we can find, and stop, high-tech spies

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] It’s rumored that the U.S. intelligence community has commissioned The Eagles to rewrite some of their[nbsp_tc]famous lyrics[nbsp_tc]to serve as a deterrent to Russia and China. The hope is that this new song will stop the apparently unabated espionage activities occurring in the National Capital Region, known as the NCR. It’s called “You Can’t Hide Your Spyin’ Eyes.” BY MORGAN WRIGHT [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Concerns about…

South Korean women protest in Seoul over hidden sex cameras

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] [/text_tc][h_tc type=’2′] Tens of thousands of women gathered in Seoul on Saturday calling for a crackdown on spy cam pornography, in one of the country’s biggest ever female-only protests. [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Perpetrators film or photograph women with hidden cameras in public spaces. Although distributing pornography is illegal in South Korea, the videos and pictures are shared widely online. Organisers say women…

Chinese peeping Tom installed secret cameras to film couples in love hotels and sell footage online

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Man accused of selling footage through popular social media platform by Nectar Gan [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] A man has been arrested in southwest China on suspicion of installing webcams in hotels to film couples having sex and then selling the footage online, according to local media reports. [/text_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] When the couple went to bed they looked up and saw a hole…

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