Tuesday, March 24, 2009

No way to ensure footage will be secure

No way to ensure footage will be secure
Mar 24, 2009
The New Paper

JUST about anybody can be an amateur porn star these days. Never before have video cameras been so readily available, what with the ever-increasing number of camera-equipped handphones on the market these days.

But before you begin filming yourself making out, remember you can be fined or jailed.

Legal consequences aside, there is no way of making sure your footage remains secure.

Misplace a handphone containing homemade porn? Don't be surprised if your videos turn up on an amateur porn site.

And don't rule out the possibility of somebody hacking into your computer and ripping your videos. These days, you don't actually have to upload stuff to the Internet for it to get stolen.

Unfortunately, given how ubiquitous - and easily concealed - cameras are, you could end up an unwitting porn star. The same technologies which have enabled netizens to post their videos on video-sharing sites like YouTube and Google Video have given amateur pornographers a tremendous platform to expose themselves to the world.

Last year, a local woman became an accidental porn star after an ex-boyfriend began charging netizens for access to their sex blog, which she thought was private.

The bottom line: Don't film yourself in the buff if you don't want to be caught with your pants down.

You never know who could be watching.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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