In January, we reported that images of over 50 women inside bathroom stalls had been taken by an undercover camera in Xiamen University and posted online. Now, peeping toms in Hong Kong are using light bulbs and smoke detectors to hide their creepy cameras.
The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress (DAB) of Hong Kong is urging all women to be more cautious following the seizure of a hidden camera found mounted against a wall in a Hong Kong bathroom.
According to South China Morning Post, the camera was encased in a plastic coat hook found inside the female staff bathroom at the Ma On Shan MTR station.
The gadget is sophisticated and cheap, according to the report, and can be found hidden inside similarly small devices. A smoke detector previously confiscated by officials had an HD webcam concealed inside which allowed it to stream live footage to smartphones. The camera only cost HK$500.
The scariest part is that the images often go up online uncensored, as was the case with the women photographed in Xiamen.
“…once the photos are posted online, they will remain there forever,” Dr Elizabeth Quat, chair of the women’s affairs committee for the DAB, said.
Scary stuff. Ladies, be aware!
By Aliaume Leroy