Here’s a great idea: mount a motorized scissor-jack in a conversion van, equip it with a cover and walls for poor weather conditions, install radios and surveillance equipment, and then deploy it as an “eye in the sky” for police departments that need a birds-eye view of situations that draw lots of people or need coordinated efforts. (more…)
Archive for August, 2010
There were over 5,500,000 computers stolen in the USA in the last three years. Worldwide statistics are proportionally similar. The epidemic of computer theft has reached historic proportions. According to the FBI, only 3% of unprotected (those that do NOT use a software tracking and recovery software) stolen computers are EVER recovered…
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the use of an object (called an RFID tag) applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio fequencies.
RFID is utilized for open-road tolling, making payments using mobile phones,
The US government utilizes RFID for traffic management, and companies use the technology to keep track of expensive equipment, essentially initiating a surveillance program for inventory. RFID’s future is currently not known due to privacy regulations that may keep many of the applications from moving forward.
A Westport, CT company–SecureRF–is currently examining applications to use RFID chips to keep track of children via student ID cards using radio frequencies much similar to GPS (although very different technologies).
This 16 Hour workshop includes 2 days of instruction and hands-on lab work with actual cell phones in a fully equipped lab setting. Mobile Forensics topics that will be covered include: Acquisition, Preservation, Analysis and Presentation of CDMA, GSM, and iDEN cell phone evidence, SIM Cards, and Memory Cards, Faraday Preservation, and applicable Laws.
The U-Spy Store is proudly participating by hosting an Orlando, Florida class at their Sea World location on October 28th & 29th. For more details, check the Cellular Forensics Website. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will have a strong fundamental knowledge of cell phone forensics with the ability to do full mobile acquisitions on their own. Each student will be provided with a certificate of completion for 16 hours of Continuing Education Units.
A woman in Coventry was caught via surveillance cameras dropping her cat into a trash bin. The woman was seen carrying and petting a cat–named Lola–before stopping in front of the trash can. She lifts the lid, drops the cat inside, and walks away.
This just in from Time Magazine Online!
US Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway – and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements.
A 54-year-old Marion County, Florida man was arrested after a tip led authorities to a hidden camera containing over 300 images of people using his bathroom, officials claimed on Monday.
Edward John Phillips, age 54, of Reddick, FL, faces two counts of voyeurism using a video camera; one of the counts is juvenile voyeurism due to images that depict a person under the age of sixteen. Police claim that Phillips used a video game camera that is designed to take pictures when movement is detected. The camera was hidden inside a bathroom closet facing the toilet. (more…)