These are just a few of the shots from people's private lives anyone can peer into on dozens of sites online that stream footage from unsecured webcams.
A quick scan on sites like Shodan, Nest Cam Directory and Insecam displays thousands of livestreams, hundreds of which are in Canada.
In a company Q&A last year, the site's director of business development, Stefan Patrick, said: Back in 2006, everyone was becoming aware of the power of web 2.0 advances: the social dimension.
With backgrounds in transactional platforms [...] the founders were looking to build an online transactional community/social network.
“We should feel like we can call the police should something happen to us.
Amber Rose, 24, Montreal What surprised me most about sex work: How normal everything was.
(You can watch it on ) “I initially wanted to make the doc to assess the stigmatization of being somebody that’s worked in sex work; generally people think that they’re stupid or have come from abusive backgrounds, and that’s not necessarily always the case,” she says.
“I do think that those things happen and that they should be assessed and, obviously, if the government wants to intervene in that way, they should definitely look at social programs for people that are struggling in their youth, but there are a lot of really intelligent, kind and wonderful women that do sex work.” Inspired by the women who share their stories in —and irked at the negative narratives perpetuated in the media—we asked several Canadian sex workers to tell us about their jobs.
A toddler in a preschool class is escorted to the door by a patient adult after he dawdles behind his classmates in Montreal.
In another shot, a woman tries on a pair of shoes while chatting with a seemingly friendly clerk in a shop. C., a man sighs and puffs on a cigarette in what seems to be a private backyard.