Mobile Photo-Phones Create Concern for Spas

31st Jan 2003

It seems that the latest communication technology is finding its way into the sanctuary of the spa-world, with some alarming results.

According to a recent report by the The Spas Directory, mobile photo-phones are becoming a spa menace. Apparently, voyeurs are using the photo-phones to capture and transmit images via the new phones which, at the press of a button, take a picture that can then be emailed.

The report went on to say that two men were allegedly caught in a Scottish health club taking pictures of other naked men and sending the images into cyberspace. It also seems that women are active in this new photo-phone pastime and further reports claim visitors to have taken pictures of themselves partially dressed to send to friends.

In Japan the handsets broadcast a warning but elsewhere this is not the case. Dr Bruce Osborne of The Spas Directory advises, “Beware, the mobile phone menace can be more than just an unwelcome ringing tone”.

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