Monday, June 24, 2013

The spy next door: private surveillance has never been easier

Fox News - It's not just the government that can spy on you.  Surveillance hardware and software have never been better or more affordable.

What's more, the legal regulations concerning digital privacy are incomplete, inconsistently interpreted, and lag behind the rapid pace of technological advancement.

In other words, there's never been a better time to be the spy next door.

The distance between what's possible and what's permissible is vast and ever-changing. How far can you go?

Q goes Retail

Actually buying the necessary spying tech isn't that complicated, as long as you have a few hundred dollars to spend. Did you know, for example, that there's a so-called Spy Store right in downtown Manhattan?

Spy Store sells cameras disguised as dictionaries, alarm clocks, house plants, desk lamps, teddy bears and sunglasses, all between $95 and $300 depending on the camera's resolution.