These webcams were found automatically through a variety of clever search techniques. Their owners might or might not have intended for them to be public. But they obviously are. Many of them are security cameras in companies or semi-public places. If you hover over the picture you'll see what location information is available. If you click on it, a window will open and you can see a live video feed, plus comments and ratings and other information. 1288 webcams are available as of last scan. I've seen several libraries come up from time to time.All these cams Should Be safe for viewing at the reference desk, though I make no promises.
If you want to go hunting for new cams, See More Googleable unsecured webcams, Still more random Googleable webcams or Googling unsecured webcams, from BoingBoing.
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