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Nov 30, 2012

Parents who learned of daughter’s death on Facebook hire private investigator

The parents of a university student, who only learned of their daughter’s death through a post on Facebook, have hired their own attorney and private investigator. Jasmine Benjamin, a freshman at Valdosta State, was fo... (Read More »)
Nov 29, 2012

How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression

Odds are someone is searching the web for you right now, or at least has looked you up fairly recently. Do you know what they learned? Better yet, do you control the pages and profiles they visited? If not, it's time to take... (Read More »)
Nov 27, 2012

FBI uses Twitter, social media to look for securities fraud

The FBI sees social media as a potential breeding ground for securities fraud, and has agents scouring Twitter and Facebook for tips, according to two top agents overseeing a long-running investigation into insider trading i... (Read More »)
Nov 26, 2012

The Psychology Behind a Cheating Spouse

Many people say infidelity is the deepest injury to a marriage. According to, about 30 percent of marriages last after an affair is discovered. According to that same website, 57 percent of men and 54 per... (Read More »)
Nov 26, 2012

Not Bond or Smiley: MI6 busts spy myths

Intelligence work, or spying, is not about fast cars, consorting with beautiful women and frequent globetrotting, warns MI6, Britain’s intelligence service closely linked with glamorous fictional spy James Bond. The s... (Read More »)
Nov 22, 2012

Domestic Spying: Consumer Drone Costs $300, Records Videos, Snaps Photos

As the U.S. government spends millions on unmanned drone attacks in secret wars abroad, U.S. entrepreneurs are trying to find a way to bring some of that technology to the average citizen. Now, thanks to the Parrot AR Drone ... (Read More »)
Nov 22, 2012

Geotagging Allows for Real-Time Surveillance

A new kind of web service reveals how easy it is to conduct a kind of virtual surveillance on people in a specific location – in real time — without anyone ever knowing it. This new technology makes it possible ... (Read More »)
Nov 21, 2012

You Need to Choose the Right Private Investigator

  No matter your situation and no matter the reason why you need to hire a private investigator, keep in mind that you will be dealing with a sensitive situation. Not every single investigator is going to be upstanding... (Read More »)
Nov 20, 2012

Cell Phone Database Takes Aim at Smartphone Black Market

Cell phone thieves accustomed to turning big profits on stolen devices may soon find themselves out of business as a new national system comes on line to render any phone reported stolen permanently inoperable. That may be ... (Read More »)
Nov 20, 2012

Modern Spies to uncover the world of espionage

Today, spies are in demand more than ever and the job has changed dramatically since the Cold War. But what are modern spies like and how are they recruited and trained? What’s it like to work inside MI5 or MI6, what a... (Read More »)
Nov 19, 2012

Inside the FL base where Petraeus & “big wigs do a lot of partying” according to private investigator

The Tampa, Florida, military base that has gained notoriety for its connection to General David Petraeus’ sex scandal has been compared to Wisteria Lane from the show Desperate Housewives where out-of-control parties w... (Read More »)
Nov 18, 2012

How to Cheat a Polygraph Test (Lie Detector)

There are a variety of instances in which you may be subjected to a polygraph, or lie detector examination. These tests can be a source of tremendous anxiety, even for people with nothing to hide, and for good reason. Polygr... (Read More »)
Nov 17, 2012

How Difficult Is It to Pick a Deadbolt Lock?

Easier than you think. As YouTube has proven, even little kids can pick a lock. Make sure that your deadbolt isn’t dead-easy to crack open. The DIY experts at Stack Exchange offer answers on keeping your deadbolt locke... (Read More »)
Nov 16, 2012

How to Develop Sherlock Holmes-Like Powers of Observation and Deduction

If there’s one spy skill we all envy, it’s the Sherlock Holmes-like ability to quickly read a situation and come up with a theory that explains it (like the toothpaste stain that reveals your co-worker overslept,... (Read More »)
Nov 16, 2012

Investigator: Secrets harder to keep these days

The case of Gen. David Petraeus's extramarital affair and an email forwarded to Gen. John Allen prompted questions about how much personal information can wind up on the Internet. Private investigator Ron Rugen said most p... (Read More »)
Nov 15, 2012

Background Checks Used by Two Popular Caregiver Websites Approved Babysitters with Arrest Records

Two popular caregiver screening websites that help people find babysitters and elder care helpers using background checks performed by national background screening firms approved several applicants with arrest records, acco... (Read More »)
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