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Women’s Locker Room Incident Update

By brittanyflohr in caught, Crime, hidden cameras, Illinois at April 14th, 2014 | No comments

Hidden/Nanny cameras should not be used in manners like this. They are designed to keep your home/ personal belongings safe.

April 10, 2014 - On Monday evening, April 07, video cameras were discovered inside two lockers inside the women’s locker room at RecPlex, one in an upper locker and one in a lower locker. Pleasant Prairie Police arrested 27-year old Melissa A. Wenckebach of Pleasant Prairie, who admitted to placing the cameras, and a 36-year old Waukegan man for being a party to that act. Read the full article »

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Illinois Eavesdropping

By brittanyflohr in Chicago, court cases, eavesdropping, Illinois, invasion of privacy, Privacy at March 25th, 2014 | No comments

Illinois eavesdropping law is one of the strictest in the nation deeming it illegal to audio record anyone without their consent. However that has changed as the Illinois Supreme Court decides to strike down on this strict law. Read about it here and read about a case involving Annabel Melongo  who spent time in  Cook County Jail under the now-unconstitutional law.

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Could a cyber attack have brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370?

By brittanyflohr in gps, Investigations, Privacy, Safety, Security at March 13th, 2014 | No comments

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Boeing 777 with 239 passengers and crew on board, departed Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on 8 March at 12:21am local time en route to Beijing.

At around 01:05am, in clear weather just off the coast of Vietnam, it disappeared without a trace.

As multinational rescue crews scramble to find any sign of the plane over an area covering 27,000 square nautical miles, and the mystery of the stolen passports, and the flight’s “black box” deepens, we at ITProPortal examine the evidence that the disappearance could be a frightening new turn in the development of cyber weapons.

This might seem far-fetched. In fact, it is far-fetched. But as our world increasingly relies on Internet-connected devices, the number of attack vectors has increased accordingly – and if there’s one thing our regular readers will know, it’s that the crackpot theories of today too often become the imminent threats of tomorrow.

Let’s put our tinfoil hats on and take a look at all the possibilities. Read the full article »

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Today the legal and investigation community mourns the loss of John MacIntire

By brittanyflohr in MSI Detective Services at March 7th, 2014 | No comments

Today the legal and investigation community mourns the loss of John MacIntire, a great friend and mentor to many investigators in Arizona and across the country. John is the former president of AALPI (Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators) and has given so much of his time to the service of others. He will be greatly missed.

He was in his car and struck and killed by a drunk driver yesterday.

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