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This creepy hidden camera baby seat is a government surveillance tool

This creepy hidden camera baby seat is a government surveillance tool
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This scary baby seat isn't in the U.S. government arsenal as far as we know - yet. But it is being sold to other governments as a way to spy on citizens. It seems as technology gets more and more advanced, developers are resorting to old-school, James Bond-style gadgets to carry out their secretive missions.

The days of pocket camera, fake flowers and spy glasses are back, and you won't believe how LMW Surveillance transformed this car seat into a full-fledged spy machine.

With this crazy car seat offered up to the Colombian government, you can record both the front and back view, control pan tilt and zoom, all through wireless access. This means that you don't even need to be in the car to adjust the settings on the "Babyseat."

This Bond-like technology is all in the name of good business, according to LMW Surveillance's parent company Digital Barriers. Its site explains, "We create real-world solutions that combine exceptional performance, usability and cost-effectiveness."

Colombian officials can use these car seats for special sting operations, casual surveillance and pretty much whatever else they feel like it. The Colombian government has also been interested in drones, phone and Internet surveillance gear like the StingRay devices recently, to keep tabs on their citizens.

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Even though they don't have the best track record when it comes to government surveillance (six years ago it was uncovered that the now-dismantled Colombian Administrative Security Department conducted illegal surveillance missions on over 600 people including judges, journalists, politicians, activists, and many others, according to Motherboard via Vice Magazine), the country keeps purchasing advanced surveillance gadgets.

We here in the United States are no strangers to these monitoring techniques; we all know about the constant use of drones, online hacks that leave our information exposed and even using baby monitors to take a peek into a stranger's home. But when does this stop?

Where do you draw the line when it comes to your personal privacy? Is this car seat your limit or do you think it can be a helpful to if in the right hands? Let me know what you think by leaving a note in the comments section below.

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Source: Motherboard
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