Decoding and Decloaking the TSA – layer by layer

The TSA is known for its veiled ways – they’re a secretive bunch, in other words. Whenever there are questions about their methods, and their “layered” approach to security, they’re quick with the “national security” card, and anyone poking into they’re ways of doing things is usually stone-walled. So. Here we are. We’ve got a …

Guest Post: Using Technology as a Safety Net – how and why

Colter Brian is a former private investigator/photographer and now a freelance writer.  When he writes, he contributes to sites such as Online Searches.  Some of Colter’s hobbies include spending time in the outdoors and perfecting his pasta recipes for his toughest critics; namely his two children. Let’s face it; our modern world is a busy one.  …

TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners – blames manufacturers

So. The well-loved TSA has decided to remove its backscatter x-ray body scanners, citing concerns that the manufacturer(s) haven’t been able to come up with viewing software that makes the person being scanned into a generic little stick figure with red boxes where the “dangerous” things are. The US congress have put considerable pressure on …

Dash-Cams, Crash-Cams and Cop-Cams – and why you should, too

Even peeking in at YouTube these days can be risky business, but if you’ve ventured there at any time during 2012, you’ve probably seen the myriad dash-cam videos – most of them from Russia. The Russians have been installing cameras in their cars like never before, mainly because the fall of the Soviet Union apparently …