Dear politicians, here’s some advice before you check out semi-nude photos on your iPhone…

In case you weren’t aware, there are cameras just about everywhere these days.

Just ask Hong Kong lawmaker Wong Ting-kwong, who has been caught on camera during a parliamentary debate, checking out some saucy pictures of a lady taking an unconventional approach to the game of snooker.

Sexy snooker lady

Maybe Wong Ting-kwong, a a member of Legislative Council of Hong Kong, should have put a privacy screen on his iPhone?

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That perhaps would have prevented any onlookers from misinterpreting his attempt to give advice on snooker play to a young scantily clad female as anything grubby.

WONG Ting-kwongPrivacy screens can help stop snoopers from taking a sneaky sideways glance at what you’re up to on your smartphone or laptop, preventing sensitive information and nubile pictures from your WhatsApp friends from being exposed… while still remaining visible to you.

Mind you, looking at the above picture, it’s unclear whether even a privacy screen would have been that much use, as the camera is looking at the screen fairly straight-on.

Perhaps the tried and trusted method of taking a peek over your shoulder to see who might be watching is best after all then?

Source: via Hong Kong Coconuts via Cult of Mac

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

11 comments on “Dear politicians, here’s some advice before you check out semi-nude photos on your iPhone…”

  1. I Am Secure R U

    no surprise about this. most people have no clue as to what they are doing on any computing device these days, nor are they shamed if they do this type of perverted surfing and someone else happens to see it. just goes to show the level of sheer idiotic mentality that humans share when it comes to self security while either on the job or out in the public space. I've seen them walk into traffic, fall into holes, into each other, into walls and windows, all the while thumbs going rapid fire on the keypads of their little devices. sad what we've become. mindless device dolts, lemmings, if you will. but we must have our priorities. I expect more to follow than to refrain. For this is the way of the future, is it not?

  2. PS

    Purposely Photoshoped, not a bad job but still can tell.

    1. Coyote · in reply to PS

      Whether or not it is a legit photograph (which also would question the source) is immaterial; the point is the same in any case: people are far too careless in general. Even experienced people make mistakes but in any case privacy is an important part of security (even if only for your personal safety and mental and/or emotional well being).

      Put another way, if this was photoshopped then I have this to say: they did a service by raising attention to just how careless people can be (better stated is potential service; many will do what they always do, i.e. ignore the issue).

  3. Jim

    I think I've actually seen the video in question, and its actually just some guy doing trick shots, using the girl as an obstacle. He still probably shouldn't have been watching it at work though.
    Maybe this one?

    1. Joey L · in reply to Jim

      I can confirm that this is a video of a guy doing skill shots with a lady on the table, I have also seen it.

      Although I think it's still inappropriate, I believe most lawmakers are either falling asleep, watching porn or playing solitaire in session anyway.

      At least they bothered to show up to the debate.

      1. Coyote · in reply to Joey L

        "Although I think it's still inappropriate, I believe most lawmakers are either falling asleep, watching porn or playing solitaire in session anyway."

        Well certainly politicians are excellent and doing nothing. That goes especially, it seems, for the US congress.

        But even then, being there physically is irrelevant if you're not paying attention. For instance, if you come across three trolls, let's say Tom, Bert and William, and they've met their ultimate fate, then they are hardly dangerous. With that logic, maybe it is good that they weren't paying attention…but I fear it isn't reality (Unfortunate, really, because if it was real they might have already been petrified…).

  4. ghostxdreams

    big brother is watching

  5. Charles H Rooney Jr

    I watch most of the Snooker matches and I have seen this one too. It is only showing trick shots on the table with this woman as the obstacle. There isn't anything that indicates sex. Who really cares about what this old man is watching anyway. At least he showed up for the parliamentary debate and is not watching porn like so many other people.

    1. Coyote · in reply to Charles H Rooney Jr

      I'm sure if you were in court and the judge was texting someone or watching a video, you would feel very differently on whether he was there or not, especially if it involved your freedom. Physical presence is very different from mental presence. Therein lies the problem.

  6. Neville Frimpton-Poogh

    Frankly, I commend the politician for turning his attention toward less malicious pursuits than making new laws to mess with people's lives and property. Of course, I'd rather they all go find honest work, but in lieu of that, just doing less damage would be an acceptable alternative.

    Nevertheless, he's bound to get plenty of heat for this (assuming the photo isn't a fake). And it does point out the wisdom of being careful about who's watching you watch what's on your phone.

    1. Coyote · in reply to Neville Frimpton-Poogh

      To commend a politician is mind boggling to me. But I'll let that go because I know what you're trying to say. But there's a problem with your theory. If he was actually doing something good he would rather be trying to do good (either by standing up against what is wrong or trying to do good directly). Not paying attention isn't doing good[1]. Besides that, ask yourself how politicians get paid. Ask yourself if you're OK with that and how he is acting. Ask yourself if your employee was doing other things on their work hours, how you would feel. Then re-evaluate this idea of yours.

      [1] You can liken this (not paying attention) to also ignoring bullies, not standing up against what is wrong (doing what is easy instead of what is right and difficult). They are essentially the same. Whether it is relevant here or not is another issue entirely; it would depend on the actual events that took place. It is still ethically questionable, and in many cases irresponsible, to not pay attention on the job. But that is up to each individual to decide.

      But yes, you should always be careful who or what is watching you or your surroundings. It has far more to do with phones, though.

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