Security cameras caught the craigslist killer in Boston. His friends say that he seemed normal. This brings up the question: How do you really know someone? The perceived notion of anonymity gives comfort to some and fear to others. When one can’t trust their friend or neighbor, how do we give so much trust to strangers?
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Camera’s are an integral part of today’s society. Whether we want to admit it or not we are always being watched from a security camera or a friend recording. This is not creating the ‘big brother’ society that people fear. Instead, we are moving to a point where life is documented as it is happening. No false histories or second hand accounts. We are able to see the world live.

Events happen in an instant and are done. Hidden cameras allow us to quickly capture these events and keep them in perpetuity. Reporters have embraced this for the search for truth in events. Events can’t be negated when documented on film.

Documentary filmmakers have also made a career of documenting ‘real life’. Some have even gone further with hidden cameras. Recently, filmmaker Rob Spence installed a prosthetic hidden camera eye in order to capture life as we really perceive it.

Now it is getting easier and easier for everyone to be their own news crew. With sites like Youtube we can show our videos to others and invite them to view what we have captured from our world. The integration of cameras everywhere has opened our sights to both the good and the ugly, but allows us to choose which we want to view and how we act in response.

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April 9 – Imagine this Florida woman’s surprise when she saw burglars climb through her doggie door to rob her place. Using real-time video surveillance, Jeanne Thomas, watched the whole thing online from her computer at work. Immediately calling the cops, these burglars were surrounded in a matter of minutes leaving them to wonder “how did we get caught?”

Thomas set up a live video stream after her home was burglarized at last October. Busted!

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Listen to the 911 call or check out the mug shots.

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5-nbcNBC News Los Angeles explores real life spy gadgets now available to the public. Spy such as GPS Trackers, Counter Surveillance Tools, Hidden Cameras and more are discussed as options for protecting your personal security and performing counter surveillance measures.

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10-the-cwThe CW’s AutoScoop examines the Car Camera Pro and it’s uses for insurance purposes such as automotive accidents or recording your teen driver to make sure they are driving safely.


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1) Is it Spider man? No, not by a longshot. Here is one clumsy criminal caught on video surveillance trying to rob a liquor store. At least he knows how to make an entrance…even if he can’t make an exit.


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2) Some people are just impatient. Or don’t understand the point of masks or security cameras.

3) Argh! Pirates plunder coffee shop. Well…almost. Aye matey! This ship be locked.

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4) The owner in this place must use windex. Or may need one of those bird stickers.

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5) So much to remember while robbing a store. It can be tricky keeping hold of things.

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6) Knock me out once, shame on you. Knock me out twice, shame on me.

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7) Pull down shades. Check. Know how to use shades. Uncheck.

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8) Maybe they didn’t know they had videos…at the surveillance store. Spy Store Robbery

9) Thong Mask – They may have been a little under dressed… yikes!

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10) Watch out! Those walls are tricky!

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