The Future of the Internet

"[The Internet of the future] isn't focused around a computer, but is instead 'everywhere,' in every device, on every person, accessible at every location. It's not a place you go; it's a layer behind everything you do.”–Ben Parr, co-founder of DominateFund The Internet will be accessed using a natural user interface (NUI) like in Minority Report, be...

The Future of Professional Investigation

"Growing demand for private investigation and related security services across the country has spurred greater professionalization within the industry." –Taras Hryb, President of the Private Investigator Association of British Columbia (PIABC) There are numerous incentives for investigators to join their professional associations, such as the PIABC. Members are able to participate in networking events, support professionalism...

How to Find People Online

Investigators often need to find a subject's contact information such as their email, home address, and phone number. There are vast amounts of information online and it can be challenging to navigate and determine what sources of information are reliable. Google searchA good place to start is by doing a Google search on a subject....

Cutting Edge Technology for Private Investigators

Tech-savvy private investigators are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to do their job. Whether a private investigator wants to save time, have computer surveillance capabilities, see through solid objects or hold a digital voice recorder on the tip of their finger, there are options to satiate even the most innovative...

How to Increase Your Smartphone Privacy

"Your smart phone is probably the most personal device you own, containing private messages, sensitive banking information, personal photos and other data that can leave you vulnerable if handled carelessly." ­— Catalin Cosoi, Bitdefender Chief Security StrategistInternet users are spending increasingly more time on their cell phones and less time on their computers, with mobile usage...

Everyone has an Edward Snowden Working for Them

“In the digital age, it’s very difficult to control the flow of information. This is true not just in government but in business as well. Everyone’s on email. It’s all out there.” —James Goodale, leading First Amendment lawyerRecent news involving Edward Snowden demonstrates that even highly confidential information is ripe for the taking in...

What Kind of Stalker Would Google Be?

While most people have a general sense that technology encroaches upon their privacy, "what is less clear to people is exactly how bad it is." —Lee Tien, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier FoundationThe gravity of this quote can be demonstrated by delving into the dark mind of a stalker. Though the...

The Future of Passwords: Solving the Password Problem

Surveys show that “80 per cent of mobile consumers surveyed use the same login credentials across all of their accounts,” mostly because of the difficulty associated with remembering login information.In an ideal world, passwords wouldn't be easily hacked, and people could remember dozens of unique and highly complex passwords for all of their online...

Fraudsters Using the Web to Prey on the Vulnerable

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” If you thought this was a line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, you have been deceived.It’s from the epic poem Marmion and was written by Sir Walter Scott, author of Ivanhoe.Although Scott did not conceptualize the Web as it is today, the common...

What Does Google Do With Your Personal Information?

As discussed in a previous post, Google knows a lot about you. That information they've collected is very valuable to them, to advertisers and to the government (not to mention hackers!).ADVERTISERSGoogle executives have a deep appreciation for the amount of money they can make by turning your online lives into marketable products. It’s safe...