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Man Uses New iPod Nano to Shoot Up-Skirt Video

We've been debating the positives and negatives of the new, camera-equipped iPod Nano since Apple launched the device a few weeks ago. That said, we can honestly say this is not a situation that ever crossed our minds while we were arguing about camera quality or why you'd even want a camera on your iPod.

A man in Kobe, Japan has been arrested for using his new iPod Nano to take up-skirt video. The man was apparently spotted at a bookstore where he was surreptitiously trying to record a video of an 18-year-old girl. Having somehow attached the device to his shoe, the man was lurking close to the girl, hoping to catch a glimpse of her knickers.

A forum thread discussing the story is filled with shocked users who can't believe Apple didn't consider the fact that the device could be used for nefarious purposes, with one user saying "putting such devices in Japan" is irresponsible. However, it's not just Japan that has had trouble with the new Nano. The Life Time Fitness group in the U.S. has banned the device for fear gym-goers will use it to capture voyeuristic video.

Read the complete thread here.

  • seboj
    A Kobe man has been arrested for trying to take an up-skirt video with an iPod Nano.

    I thought that was normal for Japan.
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  • Honis
    This has been happening for decades with thousands of different picture taking media.

    Just because a guy with an apple product got caught using it for such purposes does not make this news. Time for you people to read some real news where they have been reporting this and other things for years.
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  • Tedders
    Wow, this is dumb. It's not Apple's fault they put a camera in there. There are lots of other devices that can record video. My iPhone can, I guess they should ban that too.
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  • godwhomismike
    Apple could have just added more memory, but nope, they had to just add a camera no one wanted. I guess they did open up their market to sick perverts. Steve Jobs must be very happy with himself.

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  • icepick314
    this is why Zune HD rulez!!!

    joking aside, any technology can be abused....

    it's just matter of time and the ease of getting away with it....
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  • Ehsan w
    wasn't that the real purpose of the camera in the ipods?
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  • o0RaidR0o
    Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! who cares and why the singling out of the Nano? Just because it happen to be the particular device he was using! OMG! what is this world coming to. I remember then the used chisel and stone to capture upskins :p
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  • o0RaidR0o
    Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! who cares and why the singling out of the Nano? Just because it happen to be the particular device he was using! OMG! what is this world coming to. I remember then the used chisel and stone to capture upskins :p
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  • ssalim
    He should've used his money to get a nice suit and find a girl friend instead of buying an Apple product. Well, at least it didn't explode...
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  • o0RaidR0o
    Sorry for the double post :(
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