No Privacy! Texas Airbnb Host Sued for Spying on Guests
An Airbnb host near San Antonio, Texas is being sued for spying on guests with a hidden camera.
These types of stories are becoming all to common these days as more and more people are finding hidden cameras in everyday items. In this case, according to a report from Inside Edition, police are saying that 54-year-old A. Jay Allee was using a hidden camera in a AC power adapter to video guests of his Airbnb.
Allee has been charged with invasive visual recording, but pleaded innocent and denies any wrongdoing.
The Evidence Against A. Jay Allee
Police also found more than 2,000 images of guests at his property, and he has been banned from the Airbnb platform who issued this statement,
"Our policies strictly prohibit hidden cameras and we take forceful action in the exceptionally rare circumstances where this has been reported, including partnering with law enforcement to help hold criminals accountable. We also ban any type of recording devices in bedrooms, bathrooms or sleeping areas."
Trust Nothing & No One
The items used to watch and record you are everyday items you wouldn't expect to have a camera inside of them. Items like an alarm clock, lamp, smoke alarm, or in this case, a power adapter.
Technology has come along way and you can literally fit a camera in just about everything. Check out this TikTok from @malwaretech Marcus Hutchins.
@malwaretech Reply to @safarijackza How to find hidden cameras in AirBnBs #safety #travel ♬ original sound - Marcus Hutchins
Pretty scary right?
Makes me think twice about vacation rentals.