UK seeks to shutter Russian site streaming video from webcams

Gigaom

If you feel like someone’s watching you, you might be right.

A mega peeping Tom site out of Russia is collecting video and images from poorly secured webcams, closed-circuit TV cameras and even baby monitors around the world and is streaming the results. And now Christopher Graham, the U.K.’s information commissioner, wants to shut it down, according to this Guardian report.

According to the Guardian, Graham wants the Russian government to put the kibosh on the site and if that doesn’t happen will work with other regulators, including the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, to step in.

This is yet another reminder that most consumers (including some presumably tech-savvy consumers) do not take the most minimal steps to protect themselves. As you read this, do yourself a favor and put  a sticky note over your laptop’s webcam. Oh, and when you’re finished, go and set the strongest possible (and unique) passwords for…

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