Peeping with Google

On: December 7, 2006
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About Jan Simons
Associate Professor New Media at the Dept. of Media Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam.


In addition to Heleen’s list of interesting locative media websites: you might have come across the article in De Volkskrant of December 7th that reported how easy it is to search for webcams through Google. Many webcams are, of course, mounted for the global public display of locations through the Internet. But there are also quite a lot of webcams trained on places that are not meant for the general public to see, like research laboratories, schools, or on semi public places where one would like to have a bit of privacy, like libraries, bars and lounges for instance.

On the website ‘‘ you can find the commands you have to feed into Google.

Another website is ‘ – Unveiling the Unprotected Live Webcam Streams‘. And that is what it does.


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