A family had a shock when they stayed at a hotel. There was a hidden camera in their room. The camera was live-streaming them over the Internet. The father in the family was an IT security worker. He was an expert on wifi networks. He scanned the wifi network at the hotel. He saw one device called "IP camera". This did not belong to him or his wife, so he became suspicious. He found the live-stream from the camera on the hotel's network. He said: "I could see the live-stream video of myself. I had this horrible feeling that we were being watched."
The man found the camera hidden in a smoke detector in the ceiling. He contacted the company Airbnb to complain. The company did not give him any advice. He said Airbnb did not think the hidden camera was a problem. Airbnb later said they made a mistake and apologized to the man. It said: "The safety and privacy of our community is our priority. We strictly prohibit hidden cameras in hotels." Hidden cameras in hotels are becoming a problem worldwide. Last year, two men were arrested for secretly filming 1,600 guests in "love hotels" in South Korea.