LED Flash Photography | Are Wireless Feed Toilets Watching Us?

LED or Flash? Which is right for you? | Fstoppers

https://fstoppers.com/bts/led-or-flash-which-right-you-4801

Wiki:Flash LED used in phones[edit]
High-current flash LEDs are used as flash sources in camera phones, although they are not yet at the power levels to equal xenon flash devices (that are rarely used in phones) in still cameras. The major advantages of LEDs over xenon include low voltage operation, higher efficiency, and extreme miniaturization. The LED flash can also be used for illumination of video recordings or as an autofocus assist lamp in low-light conditions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_(photography)#Flash_LED_used_in_phones

Wi-Fi can count people in area — even if have no devices…
http://www.idrudgereport.com/

Repost: Forthtell: Who’s spying on your Wii? | forthtell https://forthtell.wordpress.com/2015/05/09/repost-forthtell-whos-spying-on-your-wii/

In light of the rampant spying that has infected global culture.
Time to revisit the out of control Military Industrial Complex and panopticism.
http://forthtell.blogspot.com/2012/03/whos-spying-on-your-wii.html

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Who’s spying on your Wii?

Panoptic (tinted) cameras:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon

 

Take notice of the tint to conceal the camera:

 

Toilet (auto-flush) censor:

 

The following sensors show that, all that is needed is a sensor, a fraction of the size as seen above.

 

 

 

So, why such a big “sensor”? Or is it more than just a sensor?

 

 

 

Starbucks Sued for Spy Cam in Bathroom

http://abcnews.go.com/US/virginia-man-sues-starbucks-bathroom-spy-cam/story?id=14564247

Google: “hidden camera found in bathroom”

https://www.google.com/search?q=hidden+camera+found+in+bathroom&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GPEA_en

More Victims Sought in Glendora Starbucks Hidden Camera Case

The camera was disguised as a plastic coat hook and was affixed to a wall directly across from a toilet

VIDEO: Watch Elizabeth Espinosa’s Report

May 20, 2011 GLENDORA (KTLA)

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-starbucks-hidden-camera-glendora,0,3011703.story

 

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-glendora-starbucks-coathook-pic,0,1950494.photo

Covert Cameras Designed to Spy on You

Feeling paranoid and wondering if someone is watching you? Cameras that resemble gum packages, shavers, and even handheld vacuums make spying all too easy.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/222312/covert_cameras_designed_to_spy_on_you.html

When Schools Spy on Their Students, Bad Things Happen

By Robert X. Cringely, Infoworld Feb 23, 2010

http://www.pcworld.com/article/190019/when_schools_spy_on_their_students_bad_things_happen.html

Feds admit storing checkpoint body scan images

U.S. Marshals Service acknowledges it surreptitiously recorded tens of thousands of images with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint in a Florida courthouse.

by Declan McCullagh | August 4, 2010

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20012583-281.html

Wired: CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher [and other appliances] By Spencer Ackerman March 15, 2012

 

CIA Director David Petraeus unwinds with some Wii Golf, 2008. Photo: Wikimedia

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/

CIA Head: We Will Spy On Americans Through Electrical Appliances

Global information surveillance grid being constructed; willing Americans embrace gadgets used to spy on them

Steve Watson March 16, 2012

http://www.infowars.com/cia-head-we-will-spy-on-americans-through-electrical-appliances/

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7 comments

  1. Police seek man accused of putting camera in port-a-potty at orchard | MLive.com
    A timestamped image from the camera, released by police, shows an unknown man caught his own image on the camera on Oct. 10, 2015. That’s according to a release from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

    The camera was found hidden in a portable bathroom at Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fair, 5565 Merritt Road in Ypsilanti Township, police said.

    Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Keith Flores said the camera was found in coffee cup in the bathroom and police believe it was purposely placed to catch images of other people. However, the camera was found in October 2015 before anyone else, other than the individual pictured, was photographed.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/09/police_seek_peeping_tom_who_pu.html

  2. Drudge: Feds warn of fridges, coffee pots…
    Is Your Refrigerator A National Security Risk? « CBS Denver
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/09/12/internet-of-things-cybersecurity/

    Is Your Refrigerator A National Security Risk?

    September 12, 2017 6:10 PM
    By Shaun Boyd

    WASHINGTON (CBS4) – The federal government is worried some refrigerators and coffee pots could pose a national security risk, and it’s taking action.

    Colorado’s U.S. Senator Cory Gardner among a bi-partisan group of senators who are sponsoring legislation to secure the so-called Internet of Things – everyday devices that are embedded with computer chips and sensors.

    Gardner says those devices can be used as weapons of mass disruption.

    “The federal government orders billions of dollars worth of Internet of Things devices each and every year,” says Gardner. “These are things that can be hacked into. You can try to control systems, instruments with them. You can certainly read what people are doing and maybe even eavesdrop on a conversation people are having.”

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    Sen. Cory Gardner (credit: CBS)

    Just last year baby monitors and webcams were used in a cyberattack that took down major websites like Twitter, Spotify and PayPal.

    The devices serve as portals to networks.

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    As Chair of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, Gardner is sponsoring a bill that would require any internet-connected device purchased by the government meet basic security standards.

    “Things like firewalling off information, requiring patchable and securable devices, making sure that you don’t have a hardcoded password from a factory that someone can have access to.”

    He says many of the devices are imported and have little to no security making them highly vulnerable gateways into government systems that can be exploited by criminals and other countries.

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    “We’re facing kind of a brave new world when it comes to these things and we need to be prepared from a policy standpoint to address it. Everything around us is going to have to be looked at from a security perspective and what we are doing as country to advance innovation while make sure we are safeguarding people.”

    The Internet of Things includes about 15 billion devices, from thermostats to appliances, but it could grow to 50 billion over the next few years.

    While the legislation only applies to devices sold to the government, Gardner is hopeful the changes will carry over to those sold in the private sector.

    Shaun Boyd is CBS4’s political specialist. She’s a veteran reporter with more than 25 years of experience. Follow her on Twitter @cbs4shaun.

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