Camera Phones - Helpful or Dangerous? Essay

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Camera Phones - Helpful or Dangerous?


The article I chose from Cosmopolitan magazine is one that tells about problems concerning
the new technology implemented in cellular phones. These days, most new cell phones come
with cameras on them and the article talks about how some people, mostly men, though it's
not limited to men, are using the cameras to "upskirt." An example of upskirting is when a
man points his cell phone between a woman's legs when she is wearing a short skirt and
takes a picture. A woman from a consumer advocacy group is quoted in the article talking
about how since it isn't illegal to take pictures in public (usually) it makes it hard to
catch a perpetrator. Besides upskirting, experts are worried that criminals might start
using their camera phones to take pictures of your credit cards and pin numbers when you
are checking out at a store. Because most cell phones are also equipped with e-mail, these
pictures along with upskirting pictures can end up on the internet in a matter of seconds.
There aren't any laws protecting potential victims which makes it hard to prevent camera
phone crimes.

I think that the new technology in cell phones is scary, but it is also a reality. Many
people have cell phones with cameras, myself included, and while most don't use the
cameras for harm, some do. I believe that women need to be aware of their surroundings at
all times and if they are, there is less of a chance they will become victim to things
such as upskirting. This definitely affects my personal life because anywhere I go I could
become a victim of stolen credit card information. While I think it is a big deal, I think
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