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The use of social networking platforms on smartphones and tablets by teens has increased almost exponentially in the past few years. Social networks such as Twitter and Instagram are now surpassing Facebook in popularity among teens and it seems that our children are spending more and more of their time online. This has raised a number of concerns among parents - many worry that not only are their children are too immersed in the virtual world for their own good,…
Friday, 08 November 2013 00:00

Spy Tech for All

Those of us who are old enough to remember the Cold War were typically quite intrigued by the seemingly glamorous world of international espionage and the technology used by “secret agents”. We were thrilled by the exploits of the suave, martini-swilling James Bond, and his arsenal of high-tech spy tools, and television shows such as Get Smart, which poked fun at the spies and their bizarre gadgetry. Few of us ever believed that we “civilians” would eventually have access to…
Employers Use Facebook It may not seem quite fair, but it’s true that employers routinely view the Facebook profiles of their employees and potential employees. By now, most of us have heard horror stories regarding unfortunate workers who have been disciplined or even terminated for things that they shared on Facebook, not realizing that their employers were monitoring their personal profiles. For example, there have been many reported instances where an employee called in sick and the employer found out…
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Twitter Takes Over with Teens

In the competition between social networks, Twitter has edged ahead of Facebook in popularity - at least among American teens. At least that’s what the results of a recent survey seem to indicate. The survey, which was conducted by Piper Jaffray, shows that roughly 26 percent of young Americans said that Twitter is now their social network of choice, with Facebook lagging behind at 23 percent. Within just one year, Facebook has dropped from 42 percent in terms of popularity…
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:00

Phone Bugging

The History of Phone Bugging Phone call surveillance has a long and colorful history. Ever since there have been telephones, there have been phone bugs. For law enforcement agents, spy organizations and even criminals themselves, phone bugging has been one of the easiest and most popular means of eavesdropping on conversations. And as phone technology has evolved, so have phone bugging techniques. Phone bugging, also known as phone tapping or wiretapping, has been around since the 1890s. The term “wiretapping”…