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  1. Hack Friday - ten of the most vulnerable gadgets on sale this Black Friday

    Hack Friday - ten of the most vulnerable gadgets on sale this Black Friday
    A hackable baby monitor, a water bottle that gives away your location and a cooker that can potentially be controlled via WiFi by anyone- these are just some of the vulnerable products that’ll be on sale in the UK this Black Friday.   Security experts at Online Spy Shop rated devices for encryption and data privacy to determine individual vulnerability...
  2. Is it legal to record a conversation? And other popular legal myths

    Is it legal to record a conversation? And other popular legal myths
    Inspired by the amount of people who ask us whether it’s legal to record a conversation or phone call, we looked into the other legal grey areas people are confused by. In fact, by analysing Google’s own data, we were able to determine the exact things UK residents were keen to know about, in relation to the legal rights. According...
  3. How To Use Tech To Monitor Your Children Without Invading Their Privacy

    How To Use Tech To Monitor Your Children Without Invading Their Privacy
    Parents being worried about and protective of their children is certainly no new thing, but there is now a new threat to the safety and wellbeing of young people. Parents now have to contend with the online world, seemingly full of dangers from inappropriate and adult content to peer bullying and internet predators. If you are a parent, you’ll likely...
  4. How New Drone AI Surveillance Technology Detects Violent Behaviour In Crowds

    How New Drone AI Surveillance Technology Detects Violent Behaviour In Crowds
    New technology has been developed which may be able to detect violent behaviour in large crowds of people, enabling law enforcement to potentially stop trouble before it gets out of hand. It could also have applications which could help to prevent a number of other crimes and disturbances, including kidnappings in public places, vandalism and illegal border crossings. The technology...
  5. Sign Of The Times - One In Five Adults Don’t Have Their Own Signature

    Sign Of The Times - One In Five Adults Don’t Have Their Own Signature
    The days of the carefully honed personal signature could be coming to an end, according to a national study* by a UK cyber security consultancy. According to the research by Online Spy Shop, more than half of adults in the UK rarely sign their name and one in five admit they don’t even have a proper signature, instead just writing out...
  6. Do Facial Recognition Cameras In Public Places Infringe On Our Privacy?

    Do Facial Recognition Cameras In Public Places Infringe On Our Privacy?
    Most of us are aware of the fact that when out in public, we may be caught on camera. CCTV cameras are everywhere, on private property and public streets. Our own research here at Online Spy Shop has revealed that there are nearly 6 million CCTV cameras in the UK and that the average person being caught on camera around...
  7. Landlord And Tenant Rights When Installing Security Equipment

    Landlord And Tenant Rights When Installing Security Equipment
    With so many more people now living longer in private rental housing, security is becoming a much bigger issue for tenants and, therefore, landlords. But what are both parties’ rights when it comes to security equipment?   Security equipment can give tenants peace of mind while living in a rental property. For landlords, offering a property with security equipment can...
  8. Is Your Broadband Provider Spying On You Through Your Smart-Connected Devices?

    Is Your Broadband Provider Spying On You Through Your Smart-Connected Devices?
    Now that we’re all connected all of the time through smart phones, tablets, watches, TVs and even kitchen appliances, concerns over data security and privacy have never been more pressing. We don’t all read the terms and conditions or make changes to the privacy settings in the devices and apps we use, nor do we check what are smart-connected devices are...
  9. The Surprising Ways That Spy Cameras Can Help The Environment

    The Surprising Ways That Spy Cameras Can Help The Environment
    You might think that spy cameras are only good for detective work or home security, but they have many other uses too – and some of these uses may surprise you. For example, there are a number of ways in which surveillance equipment can help the environment. They can be employed to deter or punish environmentally unfriendly behaviours, as well...
  10. School Surveillance Cameras - Should They Be Used?

    School Surveillance Cameras - Should They Be Used?
    We’re filmed almost everywhere we go thanks to the widespread use of CCTV on our streets, and many of us use surveillance cameras to protect our homes and businesses. But should these same cameras be used in schools? Is it crucial for the safety of our children, or is such a measure unnecessary and invades their privacy? Let’s take a...

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