Surveillance cam website triggers privacy concerns

The China Post
Date: October 23, 2016
By: The China Post news staff

Feeds from 162 surveillance cameras across Taiwan are being streamed live on a publicly accessible website, potentially invading people’s privacy, the Central News Agency (CNA) reported Saturday.

The local feeds are among the roughly 73,000 worldwide that can be viewed on the website, Insecam, with most from CCTV and simple IP cameras.

Visitors to the site, which claims to be the world’s largest directory of online surveillance security cameras, can browse feeds by location, camera manufacturer and time zone. Cameras are typically trained in homes and businesses or on public areas such as streets, parking lots and beaches.

Insecam says it reviews and filters feeds to avoid displaying those that may violate privacy, and it offers assurances that it will take down any private or unethically placed stream immediately upon notification.    [FULL  STORY]

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