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  1. The hidden camera in the Airbnb, or anywhere other than your private home or business, is highly illegal. Criminal and civil consequences are difficult to imagine. After Morgan & Morgan gets through cleaning out your bank account and your retirement account, your own attorney will clean out your secret off-shore ‘Swiss’ account. If the prosecutor finds a pattern, either over time or multiple camera’s, you will go to jail.
    The Airbnb operator is better off not having any camera’s except for on a utility pole outdoors.

    For hard-wired or off-network cameras, you need a way to find cameras using methods that don’t scan the network. Hotels/motels should also be suspected since they are independently owned or operated. A port scan will reveal so much information, you won’t know how to separate intrusive cameras from non-intrusive cameras. At the very least, if you see “red”/ infrared lights when the room is dark, look more closely. If the light turns off, you may be actively watched.
    You can try to use your cell phone camera with the flash or internal light off, so make the infrared jump out.

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