The big brother dystopia is becoming more and more real every day and you have cameras everywhere – near traffic signs, inside every store, and even in parking lots. Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t, but the thing is… it’s very likely that there is a camera somewhere.
And hidden cameras can be creepy! Of course one can argue that some of those cameras are legitimate and are used for our protection. But there is a problem when the purpose is not our protection and there are hidden cameras being used for obscure reasons – and this happens far more than we imagine.
Police have arrested a man earlier this year for recording women and young girls while trying on clothes at the mall.
Also, there have been complaints of Airbnb renters who find hidden cameras planted by the hosts in places where privacy would be expected, and let’s keep in mind that Airbnb allows the owners to place cameras in the apartments, as long as they do it in common areas and disclose this fact to the guests
These small cameras can be found online and anyone can buy them. It’s also kind of creepy once you start looking into hidden cameras on Amazon, for example, and start finding out that they can be disguised as alarm clocks, photo frames or even water bottles.
These devices are often wireless and powered by batteries. And, if you are not creeped out already, they are pretty easy to install, so anyone can do it.