A Design Flaw Is Turning the London Shard Hotel Into a Voyeur's Dream

You'd think staying in the tallest skyscraper in London would afford you some privacy. But visitors at the newly-opened hotel inside of the Shard are being creeped out by the bizarre effects of a simple design flaw—which reflects the view inside of certain rooms directly onto the windows of nearby guests at night. » 5/12/14 10:42am 5/12/14 10:42am

Japanese Company Hides CCTV Cameras in Cute Statues, Hopes No One…

For some, the all-seeing CCTV camera is a bit off putting. Its uncaring eye records all, making even a simple trip to the ATM an adventure in privacy rights for our more conservative-minded citizens. In Japan, they understand this, and in typical Japanese fashion they've started hiding surveillance cameras in… » 11/30/08 1:30pm 11/30/08 1:30pm

Google StreetView Spies Burning Home (Probably Microsoft Guy's House)

Google StreetView has been a peculiar bird since its inception earlier this century. It's been banned for voyeurism, the trampling of privacy rights, and other infractions, but then again it's also been known to capture a few nose pickers or two-so it's a wash as far as I'm concerned. Today, we received word it has… » 8/10/08 11:00am 8/10/08 11:00am

Camera Shy Minnesota Town Bans Google Maps Street View

The townsfolk of North Oaks, Minnesota, want to be able to pick their nose, flash cars, conduct drug deals and fall down on the sidewalk without the whole world knowing about it, so they've forbidden Google Maps Streetview cars from crossing city limits. At least those are the only reasons I can think of as to why… » 6/01/08 7:00pm 6/01/08 7:00pm