Aussie women urgent spycam warning for female visitors to country where ‘spy-cam porn’ is rife – with bells and fire alarms obscuring prying lenses
- Jazmyn Jennings says ‘huge problem’ with hidden cameras
- Warned women traveling to Korea
An Australian woman living in South Korea has issued an urgent warning to female travelers visiting the Asian country, telling them to be wary of hidden cameras.
Jazmyn Jennings says there is a “massive problem” with hidden cameras in South Korea and public toilets are covering “every crevice” in an effort to stop voyeurism.
‘Spycam porn’ has become an epidemic in the country, with thousands of women protesting the porn and public toilets being monitored daily for devices.
Discussing the issue in a video posted online, Jazmyn said it’s an issue that “isn’t being talked about enough by the west.”
“(It) is a huge problem in South Korea that is not discussed among foreigners,” she said.
“If you enter a female bathroom, you will see that every crevice is clogged with wet toilet paper,” she continued, explaining that this is a common tactic used by women to avoid hiding cameras in these spaces .
“This problem goes beyond toilets, too,” she said. “We’re talking Airbnbs, hotel rooms… basically anywhere you’re in private you’re at risk of exposure.”
She added that tourists should buy a device that can recognize a hidden camera.
“They help you find the light in the room and it will show you (the hidden camera),” she explained. “You can report it, or you can take it away.”
Pornography is illegal in South Korea and has been blocked online since 2007.
A photo released by South Korean police in 2019 shows footage from a hidden camera
South Korea is facing a growing epidemic of so-called ‘molka’ – spycam videos that mostly show women, secretly filmed by men in schools, toilets and offices.
“Revenge porn” – videos made of sexual relations without the partner’s consent – is believed to be equally widespread.
Between 2013 and 2018, more than 30,000 cases of ‘molka’ were reported to the police.
Thousands of women protested the videos in Seoul on several occasions as part of the growing #MeToo movement in the country.
South Korea is facing a growing epidemic of so-called ‘molka’ – spycam videos showing mostly women, secretly filmed by men in schools, toilets and offices (stock)
In 2019, a number of high-profile K-pop stars resigned from show business after admitting to filming and distributing illegal sex videos, filmed without permission, or watching them.
Asia’s fourth-largest economy prides itself on its tech prowess, from high-speed internet to cutting-edge smartphones.
But these advances have also spawned an army of tech-savvy peepers, with videos widely shared in Internet chat rooms and file-sharing sites, or used as advertisements for websites that promote prostitution.
There are even cameras hidden in everyday devices that appear to be clocks and fire alarms to cheat on women.
While all manufacturers of smartphones sold in the South are required to ensure that their devices make a loud shutter sound when taking photos – a measure designed to curb covert filming – many offenders use special apps that mute the sound , or turn to high-tech spy cameras hidden in eyeglasses, lighters, watches, car keys and even ties.