Review Category : Security News

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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BrickHouse Everyday Heroes — Using Technology for the Greater Good

Left: Whitney Matney - Right: Diana Valentin

Left: Whitney Matney on the Ricki Lake Show
Right: Diana Valentin on ABC News, New York

If you’ve ever visited us on Facebook, you’ve probably seen our customers’ posts describing how our products helped them right a wrong, protect their loved ones or gather crucial information. But sometimes, BrickHouse solutions serve as a catalyst for real change. We’re proud to share the stories of two everyday heroes who, after uncovering wrongdoing, took steps to make the world a safer place.

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‘Ag Gag’ Bill Looks to Bar Hidden Cameras from Exposing Animal Abuse

cow blog imageIn the century since Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, journalists and activists alike have incited political change by exposing injustice and negligence — a trend that could be threatened by new legislation in six states.

Nebraska, Indiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and California are all currently looking to ban or limit the use of hidden cameras by non-law enforcement groups (including animal rights activists) on agricultural facilities. These six states are part of a larger group of nine states that have proposed similar legislation in the past year. There are currently five states that already have such legislation on the books.

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BrickHouse Debunks Pepsi’s Jeff Gordon “Hidden Camera” Video Spot

Pepsi’s Jeff Gordon Test Drive video ad is big fun, but based on tens of thousands of Internet comments, a lot of people who saw it for the first time thought it was a legit hidden camera video designed as a prank on an unwitting used car salesman. From the many technical impossibilities to the clearly staged stunts, the video is a slickly produced hoax that generated a lot of buzz on the web. We thought it would be fun to deconstruct some of the more glaring clues “pop-up video” style.

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California Parolees Disabling GPS Monitors at Alarming Rates

ankle monGPS tracking technology, which has been employed in law enforcement applications

for years, has taken a disastrous turn in California’s paroled sex offender monitoring program. Thousands of released prisoners have resorted to removing the devices, consequence-free.

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Russian Dash Cams Catch Meteor Blast, Expose Larger Tech Trend

dash camYou’ve probably seen multiple videos this week of a meteor exploding over Russia. And odds are, the footage you saw was captured by a dashboard-mounted car camera (aka, a dash cam). But you might not have stopped to ask yourself why, in that relatively impoverished part of the world, do so many people have car cameras?

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