UMD shuts down library webcam after local sauna streams images

12:19 PM, May 4, 2010   |    comments
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DULUTH, Minn. -- Staff members at the University of Minnesota Duluth are steamed, after learning that a local adult sauna was streaming images from the school library's live webcam.

The Duluth News Tribune reports that UMD shut down the webcam after learning that its images were being streamed over a website for the Duluth Family Sauna.

The sauna, which advertises free condoms for guests and the availability of private rooms with locks, titled the UMD video stream "Stalking Local Wildlife at the UMD Library."

UMD had set up the camera and directed it at a section of the library shortly after it was built so viewers could see the interior.
Linda Deneen, director of information technology systems and services at UMD, says it's the first reported misuse of the live stream.

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