The FBI estimates that every year billions of dollars worth of business are lost to competitors who steal trade secrets and technology held by U.S. industries.
The threats are real and increasing. Technology has made electronic eavesdropping devices smaller, cheaper, and more effective. Anyone can buy a cheap device off Amazon or eBay and install it in an office or bedroom in order to listen to your private conversations or watch you. Just do a search for “hidden camera” on one of these sites and you’ll see hundreds of examples of devices that can look like innocuous items but actually conceal a small camera.
Actual hidden cameras