As we said in our original reporting: If a host was caught with a personal collection of videos of people who had sex on camera without knowing, they’d likely be violating laws that protect intimate visual recordings, which differ case by case.

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The camera was from Dropcam, a connected home security system by Google’s Nest. At Betabeat, we wondered what would happen should this day ever come.

They found the camera hidden in a mesh basket before promptly unplugging it, wondering if there was anything they could do to protect themselves. “Would be nice to get a refund on this rental, we do feel our privacy has been violated. After all, rooms rented through Airbnb occupy a murky grey area between guest room and hotel room.“Yeah, the hidden cameras mean that we can watch them doing almost anything. “Only yesterday, we saw the couple taking bath together, and we realized that we need to give them fresh towels.It’s only for scrutiny and analysis,” hotel’s deputy manager Kapil Sibal explained how the hidden camera was beneficial to the customers.The most popular suggestion from the thousands of appalled comments was that the couple call the local police or get ready to sue the host. On the one hand, homeowners have a right to surveil their own homes with nanny-cams.On the other, a hotel guest has a guaranteed reasonable expectation of privacy in places like bedrooms and bathrooms.When Foos owned The Manor House Motel in Aurora, Colorado, he built a platform above the rooms and would spy on unsuspecting hotel guests through vents. Look for any unusual objects plugged into the wall, like a flower pot.4. Disconnect alarm clocks and point them toward the wall.6. Place a towel under your hotel room door to make sure no one slips a camera underneath.8.