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Parrot’s New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

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In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known for making Bluetooth audio products. Back in 2010, it announced the AR.Drone, a $300 quadricopter with onboard cameras, controllable from your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Watching it whir off into the sky or hover in place was a revelation: I still remember the moment when a friend of mine demoed his AR.Drone by sending it soaring around his living room during a dinner party. It made me interested in drones in a way reading about them never could.

Parrot released version 2.0 of the AR.Drone in 2012. And now it’s announcing an all-new model, the Parrot Bebop Drone. Rather than replacing the AR.Drone, the Bebop takes the same concept, pulls out all the technical stops and emphasizes the idea of using…

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How We (Sometimes) Roll: Low-Tech Investigative Tools in a High-Tech Practice

“Gone are the days of the investigator having to dumpster dive or drive to local libraries and spend hours scouring the microfilm, hoping to finding some shred of beneficial information pertaining to their investigation.”

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Microfilm-620x250We investigators sometimes straddle the old and new worlds, mixing classic gumshoe style with crazy-modern processing power.

In his otherwise very well-done piece on the evolution of PI tools over the last twenty years, Jonathan Stelly jumps the gun somewhat by tossing some tried-and-true investigative techniques into the dustbin of history:

“Gone are the days of the investigator having to dumpster dive or drive to local libraries and spend hours scouring the microfilm, hoping to finding some shred of beneficial information pertaining to their investigation.”

Anyone who knows me and my investigation and consulting practice is aware that I often rely on some of the most highly evolved technological services, software solutions, and extra-fancy gizmos available on the planet. Being a Mac & iOS Certified Forensic Examiner, a Social Media Intelligence Analyst, and an Apple Certified Support Professional, I spend a lot of my time in front of some form of…

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Spooks, Incorporated Does every company need its own CIA?

The new America

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Spooks, Incorporated

Does every company need its own CIA?


Since 9/11, a quiet intelligence revolution has been brewing inside many of America’s leading companies. Hotel chains, cruise lines, airlines, theme parks, banks, chemical companies, consumer products manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and even tech giants have been developing in-house intelligence units that look and act a lot like the CIA.

These organizations don’t steal competitor trade secrets or wiretap your phones. But many conduct surveillance of customers, visitors, and employees to collect information and spot potential threats. Some run “red team” exercises that involve dressing in disguise and casing company locations to test the security. For all of them, the main job is analyzing “hot spot” developments around the world, around the clock — from…

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Q&A: Lindsay Moran—A Former CIA Operative Reveals Why She Became a Spy- Pursuit Magazine Article

Interesting piece on background and motivations of wanting to become a spy

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The Inquisitor

A conversation between contributor Kevin Goodman and former CIA clandestine service operative Lindsay Moran

In Part 1 of our series, Moran reveals her childhood fascination with spies, her family’s secret history, and the difficulty of reconciling the need for trust in personal relationships with a job that demands constant lies.

Lindsay Moran is a correspondent for Al-Jazeera America’s TechKnow, a show about the technology and innovation that is changing the world. From 1998 to 2003, Lindsay worked as a case officer for the CIA’sclandestine service. It’s the job most people think of when they hear the word “spy.”

Working, often under an alias, posing as a diplomat, Lindsay’s real job was to befriend foreigners with access to secret information and then convince them to commit espionage on behalf of the United States government. After leaving the CIA, Lindsay wrote a memoir of her experience with “the Agency,”…

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Private Investigator Online Consulation – Alaska Investigations Group

A video to help potential clients understand more about Alaska private investigators.

Private Investigators – Alaska Investigations Group

Information for potential and current clients regarding Alaska private investigators