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  1. The words we hated hearing the most on social media in 2017

    The words we hated hearing the most on social media in 2017
    “Let that sink in” - this is the most intensely hated phrase to be uttered on social media, according to a study of 2,000 UK adults carried out earlier this month.   ‘Snowflake”, “fake news” and “woke” are among the other widely disliked social media phrases.   But “let that sink in”, a phrase commonly used to accompany a so-called...
  2. 5 Reasons To Get A Dashcam

    5 Reasons To Get A Dashcam
    According to the AA, the number of people owning a dashcam has jumped from 1% to 15% in just four short years. Separate research from GDK reveals that sales of dashboard cameras has increased an enormous 918% in the last 12 months alone. For those who haven’t yet heard of them, a dashboard camera or dashcam is a surveillance camera...
  3. How Celebrity Twitter Scandals are Changing Social Media Behaviour

    How Celebrity Twitter Scandals are Changing Social Media Behaviour
    Recent scandals involving historic social media posts may be forcing the UK's social media users to re-think what they post. Labour politician Jared O'Mara, rapper Stormzy and YouTube personalities Zoey 'Zoella' Sugg and Jack Maynard have all issued apologies over the past few weeks after others had recovered old content. According to research conducted by Online Spy Shop, that appears to...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. They're Not Just For Pranks! 5 Reasons To Use Voice Changer Gadgets

    They're Not Just For Pranks! 5 Reasons To Use Voice Changer Gadgets
    Gadgets can be useful, helping to make our lives easier. They can also be a fantastic source of entertainment, which is what most people think of when it comes to voice changer devices. Voice changers are sometimes seen as a novelty, perfect for pranks but not fit for much else. Would it surprise you to learn that there are actually...
  7. 8 Of The Latest Weird And Wonderful Pet Tech Gadgets, Including Interactive Surveillance Cameras

    8 Of The Latest Weird And Wonderful Pet Tech Gadgets, Including Interactive Surveillance Cameras
    Think that surveillance cameras are only for security, or that tech is only for humans? Prepare to see cool gadgets in a totally new light, as there are now dozens of technology products and solutions that are designed just for your pets! Our four-legged friends are more spoilt than ever, with technology helping us to improve the way we feed...
  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. Online privacy at risk - the weird things people Google about politicians

    Online privacy at risk - the weird things people Google about politicians
    What were people Googling during conference season?   As conference season winds down for 2017 and politicians start heading back to work, we thought we’d share a little bit of research we’ve been conducting.   During the 2017 conference season, we monitored Google search trends for some of the UK’s most high profile politicians, to discover what the UK public...
  10. 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...