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Camera Phones and Crime

Camera Phones and Crime

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One last thing to think about while you're out shopping these last few days before Christmas:
Camera Phone Criminals Targeting Holiday Shoppers
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Thieves armed with camera cell phones are using the devices to steal credit card numbers, bank account numbers and even ATM numbers from holiday shoppers, according to a Local 6 News report.
Drudge links to this and a number of other bizarre holiday stories. :)
Comments
  • Yeah, it's too bad those cameras are used on both sides of the law. One, or something very similar, was used for human rights purposes, violating Japanese law in taking the photos but conforming to international law, showing Japan's violation of some treaties. (I wonder if the same might be possible in Guantanamo.) But tons of others have been used in locker rooms and such places, to sell porn images of people who didn't even know or consent to being photographed.
  • I've got an old book published by Kodak in 1963.(Sorry, I can't find it right now for the title) Anyway, it mentions that when the Brownie was first introduced around 1900, it was quickly banned from many public beaches. So I guess this issue isn't so much new, as it is evolved. :)

    Brian
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