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Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras via default passwords. Yesterday I stumbled onto a site indexing 73,011 locations with unsecured security cameras in 256 countries …unsecured as in “secured” with default usernames and passwords.

Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras via default passwords

The site, with an IP address from Russia, is further broken down into insecure security cameras by the manufacturers Foscam, Linksys, Panasonic, some listed only as “IP cameras,” as well as AvTech and Hikvision DVRs. 11,046 of the links were to U.S. locations, more than any other country; one link could have up to 8 or 16 channels, meaning that’s how many different security camera views were displayed on one page. insecam Truthfully, I was torn about linking to the site, which claims to be “designed in order to show the importance of security settings;” the purpose of the site is supposedly to show how not changing the default password means that the security surveillance system is “available for all Internet users” to view.

Change the defaults to secure the camera to make it private and it disappears from the index. Details. La cour de justice a rendu un arrêt qui clarifie le régime juridique des caméras vidéo installées dans les lieux privés : la loi sur les données à caractère personnel s'applique à la caméra de surveillance installée sur une maison familiale et dirigée vers la voie publique.


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 Vidéosurveillance : pas d’exception pour activité personnelle   Page. CCTV: CJEU Narrows the Scope Of The Household Exemption. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today published its decision in the case of Ryneš and has found that domestic CCTV which films a public area cannot be exempt from the obligations contained in the EU Data Protection Directive by virtue of the “household exemption”.

CCTV: CJEU Narrows the Scope Of The Household Exemption

Why is this decision so significant? This is the third time this year the CJEU has taken a hard line on the interpretation of EU data privacy law (remember its rulings on the data retention and the right to be forgotten?). The CJEU’s most recent decision also has major implications, not for only domestic users of CCTV cameras who will now need to ensure that their use of any footage which contains images of identifiable individuals complies with the data privacy rules, but also in the context of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) (i.e. all “smart things” such as wearable technology and connected devices that monitor and communicate with our homes, cars, work environment and physical activities).

Court says warrantless cameras OK

CCTV hacked. CCTV waist of money. Utility of CCTV in question. CCTV in NYCT. WIKILEAKS: Surveillance Cameras Around The Country Are Being Used In A Huge Spy Network. Camera search faces for match. CCTV Cameras are watching us. Are we secure. Update 22/01/2011 ‘Britain’s ‘creeping’ spy cameras’Update 20/01/2011: UK Is CCTV creeping too far?

CCTV Cameras are watching us. Are we secure

D.C. expanding public surveillance camera net Via @hiiamfoz: Is CCTV creeping too far? Britains could be among the worlds most watched people. ‘Nova Scotia shoplifters beware – hundreds of eyes in the United Kingdom may be watching you.’ Update 18/01/2011 : ‘Unsecured IP cameras accessible to everyone‘ – You feel secure? Marc Rotenberg, from, recently started a discussion on Facebook on the effectiveness of CCTV cameras surveillance. An important question I thought worth to compile a pearltree of links and articles on the subject. Please let me know and bring your own knowledge to complete the compilation pearltree (click on each ‘pearl’ to access the linked website. @Manhack suit egalement de pres le sujet depuis un certain temps et vient de poster ce matin cet article qui abonde dans le meme sens: ‘La vidéosurveillance coûte cher pour un résultat très limité.

Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada » Blog A. C’est un aperçu des premiers temps de la surveillance publique par caméras : un tramway circule lentement sur la rue Market à San Francisco en 1905 ou 1906*, avec une caméra installée à l’avant du véhicule.

Commissariat à la protection de la vie privée du Canada » Blog A

Produit par des cinéastes locaux, les frères Miles, le film semble montrer la vie urbaine de l’époque sans trop l’embellir. Les commentaires des archivistes de la Bibliothèque du Congrès, qui ont restauré le film il y a près de 40 ans, indiquent que certaines séquences semblent mises en scène : « […] un examen attentif du trafic montre que presque toutes les autos aperçues tournent autour de la caméra, c’est à dire du tramway, plusieurs fois (10 fois dans un cas)., digital journalism » Home » The Surveillance State will not be beaten at the ballot box. Is Internet Access a Fundamental Human Right? France's High Cour. France's highest court, the Constitutional Council, ruled that access to the internet is a "fundamental human right" this week in striking down a controversial "three strikes" anti-piracy law called Loi Hadopi, according to a report today from the UK Daily Mail.

Is Internet Access a Fundamental Human Right? France's High Cour

Were such an opinion agreed upon by other governments around the world, the implications would be striking. Conversely, are peoples' fundamental human rights being violated when they don't have access to the internet? It's tempting to consider internet access a luxury, but consider the increased quality of life that comes with the huge jump in access to cultural and logistical information the internet brings. We think this is an important opportunity to think about expanding our understanding of human rights. Internet access in a time of democratized online publishing may be understood as a contemporary form of the right to self-expression. IPrivacy4IT – Clarinette's blog.

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