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Crackdown on web gadgets that spy on us in our homes: Ministers promise new code of practice for ‘smart’ CCTV devices vulnerable to hackers

Daily Mail [1]
March 7, 2018

Tighter security on internet-connected gadgets is promised by ministers today after fears that millions of us are being spied on in our homes.

A kitemark-style code of practice for the 420million ‘smart’ devices expected to be in use by 2020 is being launched by the Government.

It comes after a Daily Mail investigation revealed how surveillance cameras costing as little as £25 are unwittingly leaving households, businesses and schools and colleges open to snoopers.

A sinister website, thought to be hosted in Moldova, broadcasts hundreds of thousands of hours of real-time footage that can be viewed by anyone with access to the internet.

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