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Dec 30, 2012

Senate Judiciary Committee approves email warrant legislation

WASHINGTON — Over objections from law enforcement officials, the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge before they can review a person&rsq... (Read More »)
Dec 29, 2012

Real-Life Private Detective Tales: Three Memorable Christmas Investigations

Today being Christmas, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite investigation stories that occurred during the holidays, from the silly to the heartfelt. Serving Christmas Divorce Papers to a Happy Jailer Several ... (Read More »)
Dec 27, 2012

Tis the Season of Holiday Scams

In song, the gifts of Christmas include partridges, turtle doves and French hens. But scammers seek a different type of bird — pigeons who’ll fall for their holiday-themed hoaxes. To commemorate those lyrical doz... (Read More »)
Dec 18, 2012

Private Investigator: Not Easy To Crack Theft Ring Cases

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s not your typical theft ring; a group of middle-aged men ripping off stores up and down the East Coast, including here in Pittsburgh. KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin spoke to a private in... (Read More »)
Dec 17, 2012

Lloyds hires private investigator following bullying bosses claims

LLOYDS has hired the world’s biggest corporate investigator to probe shocking claims of bullying by branch bosses. Every manager in the Midlands region will be interviewed after a wave of complaints by front-line staff ... (Read More »)
Dec 16, 2012

U.N. Report Reveals International Protocol for Tracking People Online

In the shadowy world of electronic surveillance, tactics used by law enforcement agencies are rarely revealed. But now an international protocol about how to best monitor and track people online has been disclosed for the fi... (Read More »)
Dec 15, 2012

Worst’ process server way off mark: watchdog

Serving legal papers wasn’t his strong suit, the city says. The city’s worst process server claimed to be hand-delivering court summonses to deadbeats all over the city, but GPS records revealed he was often mil... (Read More »)
Dec 14, 2012

Government Cannot be Sued for Violating its Own Wiretapping Laws

There’s more bad news on the Fourth Amendment front as the appeals court reviewing a lawsuit filed against the US government for illegally spying on American citizens has declined to rehear the Al-Haramain case. A fed... (Read More »)
Dec 11, 2012

Psst, Your Amazon Kindle Is Spying On You

For literature lovers, nothing beats spending the evening alone with a good book. But for owners of Kindles and other e-reading devices, that tradition is no longer as easy as sending the kids off to a sleepover. That&rsquo... (Read More »)
Dec 9, 2012

Wiretapping Laws More Lenient Than You Think

We’ve all seen those episodes of Law & Order or CSI where the informant wears a wire and helps catch the bad guy. How about when they listen in on phone conversations as the main character sets up the ransom drop? ... (Read More »)
Dec 8, 2012

Spooks, Incorporated – Does every company need its own CIA?

Since 9/11, a quiet intelligence revolution has been brewing inside many of America’s leading companies. Hotel chains, cruise lines, airlines, theme parks, banks, chemical companies, consumer products manufacturers, ph... (Read More »)
Dec 8, 2012

Feds expand polygraph screening, often seeking intimate facts

She was one of the brightest students at a leading university when the Central Intelligence Agency offered her a job as a counter-terrorism analyst. But first, the 19-year-old was warned, she had to undergo a polygraph test ... (Read More »)
Dec 7, 2012

How Secure Is Your Video?

The spirit and intent of this common question are correct, but with the complexities of IP video and the variations of how vendors deploy and store video, the question is really answered by asking three other ones: • H... (Read More »)
Dec 5, 2012

UK police order toxicology tests on dead Russian whistleblower

British police have carried out toxicology tests on the body of a Russian anti-corruption whistleblower whose mysterious death in England has put a new spotlight on Russian criminal groups entrenched in Europe. Alexander Pe... (Read More »)
Dec 5, 2012

Companies say fraud is an inevitable cost of doing business

Though corporate frauds have increased in the country over the past few years, most companies still consider fraud as inevitable. Around 71% of companies felt that fraud was an inevitable cost of doing business, implying tha... (Read More »)
Dec 3, 2012

Ex-prison guard charged with $2.7 million workers’ comp fraud

A lengthy investigation and surveillance videos led to a 47-year-old former prison guard being charged with fraudulently collecting more than $2.7 million in workers’ compensation payments. David Brownell was arrested ... (Read More »)
Dec 2, 2012

Lindsay Lohan hires private investigator

As many of you pointed out the other day, only Lindsay Lohan would find herself in the middle of a NYC club, fighting with a psychic who’d just offered her a free reading. It’s Lindsay, y’all! And, followin... (Read More »)
Dec 2, 2012

Police Can Access Your Email Without A Warrant If It’s 180 Days Old

When retired four-star general and former CIA Director David Petraeus resigned from his post this month after admitting to an extramarital affair, one of the more startling revelations was that the dalliance was discovered w... (Read More »)
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