This past week’s headlines have been plagued once again by tragedy with the devastation in Oklahoma (click here for ways to help). On the lighter side, however, we have stories about GPS helping farmers in Africa, surveillance cameras used to bust criminals, and much more.
Every week it seems that security products are used to shine a light on both humanity’s triumphs and absolute low points. This week is no exception; read all about how hidden cameras have uncovered child abuse, how GPS tracking is helping save the elderly, and much more.
With a number of security news highlights from around the world, this week saw GPS, hidden cameras, and more used to crack down on crime and make the world a better place. Here are some of our favorites.
Questioning Surveillance’s Role in a Post-Boston Bombing World
While the world’s eyes locked on one set of brothers, the conversation surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing quickly shifted to Big Brother, and surveillance’s role in preventing acts of terror. We’re here to parse the opinions, and say why everyone is right — and wrong.
In a devastating week for security news, it’s important to remind ourselves of all the good that people have done in the wake of recent tragedies. We have stories of real-life heroism, GPS eagle tracking, and more from around the world.
Most of the time, if an applicant lies when trying to land a job, it’s relatively risk-free: “My biggest weakness is that I care too much.” “I graduated from Cornell with honors!” When interviewing a nanny, however, a little lie or equivocation could have dire consequences for your kids. And the dangers are magnified if your nanny will be taking care of an infant, who can’t report back to you at the end of your workday.
From the silly to the serious to the fascinating, there were a number of great security-related news stories this past week. Hear about an ironic foiled robbery attempt, get a package’s perspective, and more.
Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña wear mini cameras in a scene from 2012’s End of Watch.
Gun? Check. Badge? Check. Mini Camera? Check. These days, many police departments are turning to body worn mini cams to capture full details of officers’ interactions with civilians. And in one California city, reported results have bordered on miraculous.