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Secure Your Jabbakam Network by Creating Strong Passwords and Choosing Your Contacts Wisely

In an increasingly networked world,  your security depends not only on how seriously you take your privacy and security but how seriously the people in your networks take their privacy and security.  Jabbakam Users can choose to create and participate in camera networks and can invite trusted contacts to join those networks in order to monitor, share and discuss camera footage. […]

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The Hyperlocal Movement Takes off in the UK and Around the World

The Hyperlocal Movement Takes off in the UK and Around the World One of the new buzzwords in social media and journalism in the UK is “Hyperlocal Neighbourhoods.” In California, the site OhSoWe calls its members “Homesteaders.” Homesteaders, as you may recall, were those who settled the “Wild West” of the US,  daring to build […]

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IP Cameras as NannyCams. Is it possible? Is It Ethical? Is It Legal?

Here at Jabbakam we are often asked about whether Jabbakam can be used as a nanny cam, particularly because Jabbakam live view and footage alerts can be viewed remotely using smartphones and other devices. Nanny cams continue to be one of the most popular ways that people use IP cameras and video surveillance technology. There […]

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Looking Out for Mum and Dad – Where Aging Parents and IP Camera Technology Meet

Technology has infiltrated our lives and around video surveillance technology there is much debate over finding the balance between an individual’s right to privacy and that same individuals need to keep an eye on people and things they care about. As the world has changed and peoples live take them far away from home and […]

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People steal the funniest things

As afficionados of the new community monitored TV (CMTV) will know, people will steal anything these days. We have noticed there seem to be some interesting regional variations. They also highlight the differences between CCTV and CMTV. In Watford at the moment, there’s a spate of manhole cover theft. The burgling community of Morley in […]

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CMTV – A fairer share of power

Imagine you are partially sighted. Then some brilliant consultant pioneers a new surgical technique that could rectify your faults and give you perfect vision. What would happen next? On the one hand, you would feel a lot less vulnerable. You could see your way down stairs, without cracking your head on the low hanging beams […]

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When Bad Inventions Go Good

Have you tried those new Dyson urinals? They’re rubbish aren’t they? Without being too graphic, the drainage system leaves a lot to be desired. The floor becomes very wet. And what’s that blast of hot air all about? That’s the last thing that’ll help when you’re trying to relieve yourself in peace. Dyson Air? Ha! […]

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What’s so bad about the Big Society?

The idea of volunteering our free time to help the more vulnerable members of society is quite challenging to many people. Britain’s game show hosts, comedians and BBC breakfast show hosts seem desperately worried that it will damage the moral fabric of the country. Presumably every hour wasted on the community is billable time that […]

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New inventions can reap unexpected benefits

Every new invention always brings at least one totally unexpected      benefit. Teflon was discovered by NASA, for example. I bet nobody  expected Neil Armstrong to come back from the moon with a non  stick frying pan. Actually, it didn’t happen like that. Teflon was developed as a heat  resistant material for coating a […]

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Why people don’t recognise you with your clothes on

There’s a reason why people look completely different when you see them in a  different context. Neuro scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered how our memory  for faces is subject to many different stimuli. The two most important being,  respectively, object in place recognition memory and temporal order memory. The first helps you […]

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