Review Category : Security News

Marathon Swimming, Awful Abuse & More – Security News Roundup, Week of May 6

Blog_round-up-5Every 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.

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Can Big Brother Protect Us Against Terrorism?

Questioning Surveillance’s Role in a Post-Boston Bombing World

The-tsarnaev-suspects-fbi-photo-release 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.

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10 Things Your Nanny Won’t Tell You

Nanny-QuestionsMost 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.

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Mini Cameras Cut Down on Police Use of Force and Civilian Complaints

Jake Gyllenhaal & Michael Peña wear mini cameras in a scene from 2012's End of Watch.

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.

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New GPS Tracking Bills Aim to Clarify Digital Surveillance and Privacy Issues

capitalbuildingIf you’re still struggling with the ambiguities in GPS tracking and digital surveillance law after last year’s Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Jones, you may be getting some clarity soon. Two bills recently introduced in Congress attempt to sort through the many privacy issues the Court failed to address.

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