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1,600 hotel guests secretly filmed, livestreamed in S.Korea

Some 1,600 guests at hotels in 10 South Korean cities were secretly filmed and the footage livestreamed online for paying customers.

South Korean police have arrested four men. Cameras were found hidden in digital TV boxes, wall sockets and hair dryers in 42 rooms in 30 hotels. The footage was sent to a site where more than 4,000 members paid $44.95 to watch.

Police said it did not appear that the hotels were involved.

“There was a similar case in the past where illegal cameras were [secretly installed] and were consistently and secretly watched, but this is the first time the police caught where videos were broadcast live on the internet,” police said in a statement. 

South Korea is no stranger to secret video tapings. In 2017, police received more than 6,400 complaints of illegal filming, up from 2,400 in 2012. Last year, tens of thousands of women protested across the country, under the slogan “My Life is Not Your Porn.”

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0 #1 WADADA roger 2019-03-21 21:37
The love for money brought us here, at this rate, humans will start killing one another for money
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0 #2 Kelly 2019-03-22 14:13
Wadada,
you mean humans have never killed one another for money! I thought this is as old as mankind.

It is absurd though in the first world where privacy can be easily compromised.
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0 #3 Lakwena 2019-03-22 17:36
In other words, it is criminals and perverts who invented the surveillance and CCTV cameras.

That is also how and why our criminally minded government is obsessed with CCTV cameras.

They committed all the crimes under the sun, but they want to monitor every movement of Ugandans to make sure they don't commit crime against them; like e.g. hitmen bumping off Afande Kaweesi, Kiggundu and Abiliga.
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