8 July 2011 10:54 ET
The US Secret Service has raided the
home of an artist who collected images from webcams in a New York Apple
Kyle McDonald is said to have installed software that photographed people
looking at laptops then uploaded the pictures to a website.
Mr McDonald said he had obtained permission from a security guard to take
photos inside the store.
Apple declined to comment. However, the Secret Service confirmed that its
electronic crime division was involved.
A spokesperson told the BBC that the investigation was taking place under US Code Title 18 /1030 which relates to “Fraud
and related activity in connection with computers.”
Offences covered by the legislation carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in
Writing on Twitter, Mr McDonald said: “@secretservice just stopped by to
investigate [web address removed] and took my laptop. Please assume they’re
reading any e-mails you send me.”
No arrests had been made in the case as of 8 July.
Kyle McDonald’s images were uploaded to a page on the blogging site
In the description of People Staring at Computers, the project is described
as: “A photographic intervention. Custom app installed around NYC, taking a
picture every minute and uploading it if a face is found in the image.
“Exhibited on site with a remotely triggered app that displayed the photos
full screen on every available computer.”
The site features a video and series of photographs, apparently showing
shoppers trying-out computers.
Comments on the individuals by visitors to the site are also attached to the
Mr McDonald, writing on Twitter, said that he had been advised not to comment
on the case by the online freedom group the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
2735 43465134 47
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