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The Tools That Kept El Chapo Free

el chapo counter surveillanceJoaquín Guzmán Loera, or “El Chapo” Guzmán, was a notorious Mexican drug lord up until late February when he was arrested by Mexican authorities after escaping from prison in 2001 and living 13 years on the lam. How did he evade capture for so long? ABC

News offered a list of potential counter-surveillance tools he may have used, and our CEO Todd Morris weighed in on why.

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Crazy Super Bowl Security and More – Security News Roundup: Gridiron Edition

super-bowl-security-roundupAs the Big Game rapidly approaches, conversations surrounding Super Bowl security have reached a fever pitch. We’ve compiled some highlights of security preparations in the area (some of which are pretty wild), with a few other news stories thrown in for the non-sports fans.

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“Avonte’s Law” Could Prevent Future Tragedies Using GPS

avonte-oquendo-avontes-law-gpsAfter months of searching for missing New York 14 year old Avonte Oquendo, hundreds gathered Saturday in Manhattan for his funeral. On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) proposed “Avonte’s law,” a program set to provide GPS trackers to parents of autistic children in the hopes that tragedies like this could be averted in the future.

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The Incredible, Revolutionary, Dangerous, Scary Wearables

wearables-security-risksSince last year, noise about wearable technology has twittered through the tech community, reaching a fever pitch at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. While the consumer benefits and applications are apparent, numerous questions have arisen over how this new brand of technology will impact security.

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Inviting the Vampire Into Your Home? Google’s Unholy Alliance with Nest

todd morris fox business nest googleIf you were already concerned about Google overstepping its bounds with regards to your privacy, then the tech giant’s recent $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a home automation company, should have you shaking in your boots. BrickHouse CEO Todd Morris sat down with Fox Business’s Melissa Francis this week to explain why.

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Celebrity Meltdowns, The Internet of Things, and More – A Look Back on CES 2014

michael bay CES 2014The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an annual trade show offering the latest and greatest gadgets along with a window into what the future of innovation will be. This week’s security news roundup looks at some of the highlights from the conference, with a specific look at some of the security

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BrickHouse Security Nanny Cam Watches Wolf of Wall Street’s Wife

wows2-smWhen Martin Scorsese’s people called last year and asked me to set them up with one of our teddy bear nanny cams for the legendary director’s latest project, I was intrigued. I was even more intrigued when I saw the final cut of the film, which opened on Christmas Day.

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Package Thieves, Grinches and More – Security News Roundup: Holiday Edition

holiday roundup home aloneAs we’ve pointed out in posts past, the holidays bring out a certain criminal element that leads to theft and fraud; usually playing off of people’s willingness to trust and help others. In fact, we have a program which gives GPS trackers to religious institutions to help nativity scenes from being robbed; seriously.

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