on the Internet
Pros And Cons- The internet community is quickly changing and evolving
as more of the world comes on-line. Free speech and anonymity have
always been important real-world societal issues and have been the
topics of numerous heated court cases. These issues are becoming
increasingly important as more people discover the digital world
and find the need for anonymity in this new society.
A father can acknowledge paternity by signing a written admission
or voluntary acknowledgement of paternity. All States have programs
under which birthing hospitals give unmarried parents of a newborn
the opportunity to acknowledge the father's paternity of the child.
States must also help parents acknowledge paternity up until the
child's eighteenth birthday through vital records offices or other
entities designated by the State. Parents are not required to apply
for child support enforcement services when acknowledging paternity.
Meticulous Cybersleuth Takes On High-Tech Cases
Businesses, suspicious spouses use PI to track down, test or testify
about hard-drive hijinks- Just call William Simon the Sherlock Holmes
of computers. The cyberspace sleuth would love the comparison. In
fact, he named his business, Abberline Investigations, after his
distant cousin Frederick Abberline, a Victorian-era Scotland Yard
Like many private investigators, Nick Ault is a former police officer
who decided to work for himself. The skills he acquired in investigation
and interviewing suspects through a long career in law enforcement
are integral to his present job.
Signs - 30 Clues to Cheating Spouses
A cheating spouse or significant other will tend to exhibit some
of the signs of infidelity listed below. If you are suspicious of
a loved one, go through our signs of infidelity checklist. Does
your mate shows any signs of unavailability at work, increased time
away from home or unusual cell phone usage, or other signs of infidelity?
If more than a few of the indicators below are present, the next
step is to conduct surveillance to confirm your suspicions. At TRAX
Investigations we deliver quality investigation backed-up by 30-year
track record. By contacting us, you will be able to obtain piece
The US Secret Service
Since 1902, 27 US Secret Service agents have died in the line of
duty. This National Geographic presentation gives you an inside
look at the world's most famous executive protection detail.
Adultery As Weapon For Divorce
Adultery, as an allegation and not as a practice, is being misused
by some men facing divorce in courts. Going by some cases that came
in the family court for trial, there are men who foist adultery
cases against their wives to gloss over the cruelty they might have
inflicted on them prior to their seeking a divorce while some use
a false charge of adultery as the only weapon when faced with no
other plausible charge to make.
The Mystery Of Hidden Assets
The thought of conducting a hidden asset investigation
can send shivers up the spine of many a good investigator. The word
"hidden," almost conjures up a thought process that the assets can't
be found because they were intentionally hidden. By Kelly
Piracy Do’s and Don’ts For Private Investigators
This article is a reissue as it ran last year. However, it's obvious
that many investigators do not understand the opportunity in cable
piracy investigations nor the steps you need to be successful with
them. The author consistently makes between $3,000 and $5,000 on
this types of events and there is a lot of opportunity when do right.
When done in a slip-shot method with no pre-investigative steps-
you are just wasting your time. By: Jack Murray CLI,CFE,CCDI
In Spirit: The....ah..Ghost Detective Agency?
McMillan heads her own...ah... ghost detective agency called "In
Spirit." It investigates supposed paranormal activity free
of charge. "I'm a skeptic," McMillan said from her home
office on Lincoln Street. "I go in more to prove there isn't,
rather than there is."
Price of Safety
The U.S. government's multibillion-dollar drive for homeland security
has produced a boom in anti terror technologies. At the same time,
it has created problems ranging from industry confusion to lack
of basic accountability, and privacy concerns are higher than ever.
Or Bad? Does National ID Cards Spell The End Of Privacy
The idea of creating a hard-to-counterfeit identity card has been
kicking around for quite a while. Originally, it was proposed as
a way to defeat illegal immigration and identity theft.
The Noncustodial Parent
To establish the paternity of a child, to obtain an order for support,
and in most cases, to enforce that order, the CSE agency must know
where the other parent lives or works. When a legal claim is made
by one person against another, the defendant must be given notice
of the legal action taken and the steps necessary to protect his
or her rights. To notify the noncustodial parent in advance--either
by certified mail or in person--child support enforcement officials
need a correct address. If you do not have the address, the CSE
office can try to find it. The most important information that you
can provide to the child support office is the noncustodial parent's
social security number (SSN).
Insurance Fraud Succeeds
Private property and casualty insurers lose $100 billion every year
to insurance criminals. Insurance fraud is a prevalent problem that
receives little attention by the police and judicial system. Often
seen as a "victimless" crime, it is not. This drain on
society can be plugged if insurers, insureds, and others raise their
voices to point out the problem and be vigilant about seeing that
justice is done. By Barry Zelma
Welcome to The Nature of Things Toxic House. This is a presentation
about the hazards of indoor pollution, largely created by the synthetic
and organic chemicals that are a part of our daily lives. It might
sound like a place you want to stay away from, but really it's a
place intended to help you make informed decisions about the places
and spaces in which you live. We can't live without chemicals, and
in many ways they help to improve our lives. However, as environmental
engineer Dr. Richard Corsi points out, some chemicals are better
than others, and we can make educated choices about their risks
versus their benefits.
Detection of Water Damage
The problem faced by most property owners is that moisture behind
walls, over ceilings, and under floors is often impossible to detect
until the problem is excessive and visible to the naked eye. Since
the investigation and removal of infestations of not yet visible
mold in structures is often difficult, technology is now being used
to do what once was impossible. By Barry Zelma
Hardware Behind Echelon?
You've probably heard about Echelon, the vast listening system run
by the US, UK, Canada and Australia that scans the world's voice
traffic looking for key words and phrases.
Spinelli Corporation Licensed to Provide Private Investigative Services
Spinelli Corporation announced today that State of Washington, Department
of Licensing has approved the Company for corporate licensure to
provide private investigative services. The licensing process includes
a thorough background check and a review of the Company's investigative
Abuse Of Women in U.S. State Prisons
This report examines the sexual abuse of female prisoners largely
at the hands of male correctional employees at eleven state prisons
located in the north, south, east, and west of the United States.
It reflects research conducted over a two-and-a-half-year period
from March 1994 to November 1996 and is based on interviews conducted
by the Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Project and other Human
Rights Watch staff with the U.S. federal government, state departments
of corrections and district attorneys, correctional officers, civil
and women's rights lawyers, prisoner aid organizations, and over
sixty prisoners formerly or currently incarcerated in women's prisons
in California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and the District
of Columbia, which is the nation's capital.
Disk Investigator helps you to discover all that is hidden on your
computer hard disk. It can also help you to recover lost data. Display
the true drive contents by bypassing the operating system and directly
reading the raw drive sectors. View and search raw directories,
files, clusters, and system sectors. Verify the effectiveness of
file and disk wiping programs. Undelete previously deleted files.
Disk Security-Free Download
This program gives you secure file deletion, making sure that deleted
files cannot be undeleted again. Deleting a file normally just removes
the file's directory entry, but the data itself remains on the disk.
This program completely eliminates the contents of deleted files.
The highly acclaimed Gutmann disk cleaning method is now available
as an option. This program can also clean the Window's swap file,
and can optionally clean unneeded temporary files from your hard
disk, such as your Internet browser cache, files in your system's
Recycle Bin, and can clear the "recent files" list. Comes
with a direct disk viewer for discovering exactly what is on your
Delete files that are difficult to delete, such as some files left
by viruses and trojans, or files with corrupted file names. This
program can also delete files like the "index.dat" files,
which store Internet history, by scheduling them for deletion upon
system restart. Select a file to delete from the built-in file browser
or drag a file to the application's icon or window from Window's
By monitoring the changes made to your system when you install new
software, it enables you to troubleshoot any problems that come
up. Virtually every modern program uses an install utility that
installs or updates files; these utilities may also record data
in the Registry and update INI files or other essential text files.
Calculator with running tape to check your work.
Unit Conversion Utility
User-friendly Win32 FREE Utility to easily convert between units
of measurement. Includes Units for Temperature, Distance, Mass,
Area, Volume, Pressure, Velocity, Acceleration, Force, Energy, Power,
Fuel Consumption, Flow, Torque, Angles, Luminous Intensity, Illumination,
Time & Radioactivity.
High Profile Trial Coverage
Scott Peterson Trial
Robert Blake Trial
Installing Cell Phone Jammers
Mexico - It was the reporters who noticed first. Unable to call
their editors while covering the weddings of the rich and famous,
they asked the priest why their cell phones never worked at Sacred
Heart. His reply: Israeli counterintelligence.
Forensic Techniques Sway Courts, Erode Justice
Settling into the witness chair of a Kane County courtroom, Stephen
McKasson tutored jurors in a murder trial on the wonders of a rarely
used divining tool: lip prints.
Pays Private Eye To 'Set Up' Wife
..but detective changes sides, works for wife
and supermarket tycoon Bill Sims tried to pay a private detective
to frame his ex-wife for blackmail.
Caller I.D. Spoofing Site Opens
Web-based caller I.D. spoofing is back, and this time it's available
to everyone. A new website offer subscribers a simple Web interface
to a caller I.D. spoofing system that lets them appear to be calling
from any number they choose.
Of A Police Fiasco?
Murdered businessman Alec Steenkamp,
who disappeared eight years ago, did not die without a struggle.
So says private investigator Christian Botha, whose work led to
the exhumation in the past week of what is believed to be Steenkamp's
skeleton in a Brixton backyard.
Screening Technology Is Nigh
Machines built to find weapons hidden in clothes or to sniff out
bomb residue may be coming to an airport or train station near you,
if transportation officials ever deploy technologies now being tested.
By Ryan Singel A WiredNews Story.
In People, Packaging and Pets
Raise Privacy Questions
Implanting a microchip in a pet has become a common practice, but
until last week, it may have seemed quite a stretch to implant one
in a person.
Lewinsky To Study Forensic Psychology
She says, "Forensic psychology combines my interest in psychology
with my interest in law."
Homicide Investigators, The Streets Yield Few Allies
D.C. Case Illuminates Obstacles, Frustrations
Two hours after a killing on a busy street in the middle of a holiday
afternoon, only two signs of murder remained: a small puddle of
blood slowly dissolving in the rain and D.C. homicide detective
Stolen in Seconds!
Pausing in the foyer of a comfortable suburban home two days before
Halloween in 2002, Kevin Barrows, a special agent with the F.B.I.,
could not bring himself to open the front door. He and a team of
agents had just spent several hours searching every room in the
house, in New Rochelle, N.Y., but they were leaving empty-handed.
Months of investigating had led Mr. Barrows to believe that someone
was orchestrating a huge fraud from the house, yet he had not found
a single scrap of evidence.
Begins Case On Private Investigator's Death
The Beijing No 2 Intermediate People's Court Tuesday heard a case
involving a local private detective allegedly killed by the person
he was investigating.
Arrested For Attempting To Hit Katherine
Harris With His Car
Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial
Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. According
to the below Sarasota Police Department report, Barry Seltzer, 46,
told cops that he was simply exercising his "political expression"
when he drove his car at Harris and several supporters, who were
campaigning last night at a Sarasota intersection.
Rejoices as TVs Go Dark
Tired of blaring TV sets at shops, bars and waiting rooms? A new
universal remote called the TV-B-Gone lets users turn off virtually
any set. A trial run in the streets of San Francisco shows the device
to be quite effective. By Steven Bodzin -A WiredNews Story.
Police Database Links Crimes
Two men who have raped at least 10 women in the city are wondering
around freely, while Philadelphia police try to figure out who they
are. Through science, investigators have connected these men to
multiple victims each. Police don't have the rapists' names, consistent
descriptions or any other identifying factors other than their DNA,
stored in rape kits collected after the attacks.
The malware, which has been dubbed Opener by Mac user groups, has
the potential to disable Mac OS X's built-in firewall, steal personal
information or destroy data. At the moment, however, it seems to
pose little danger.
Photo Phone Gives One
More Than Bargained For--It Sees Through Clothes!
A developer in Tokyo has created an add-on for Vodafone handsets
that's meant to be used as a night filter to let people take pictures
with their phones in the dark. Unfortunately, the night vision camera
has an unexpected side effect, according to Japanese developer Yamada
Denshi. In the right circumstances, it allows users to see a lot
more than they bargained for.
As well as taking snaps in the dark, the Yamada Denshi infrared
filter apparently sees through people's clothes.
Look for Volunteers to Help Solve Old Homicide Cases
Virginia Beach police are looking for volunteers to help them with
unsolved homicide cases. They're seeking people unfamiliar with
the old cases that could bring a fresh perspective.
Minister Faces Questions Over Murder
Of Private Eye In England
The family of a murdered private investigator are to meet Minister
for Policing, Hazel Blears tomorrow (20 Oct) to renew their call
for a public inquiry into the Metropolitan Police's handling of
Says EBay May Cause Identity Theft
Martha Reeves, former lead singer of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas,
says eBay left her open to identity theft by posting a contract
on its Web site that showed her Social Security (news - web sites)
number and signature.
Accused of Ordering 'Hit' on Businessman
A murder squad detective was arrested today and accused of ordering
a contract killer to carry out a hit. Police believe the 47-year-old
detective and a private investigator hatched a plot to assassinate
businessman Charlie Butler who was gunned down on his own doorstep.
Virus Costs Family $1700
William and Mary McEwan were stunned when they received their August
phone bill from Verizon. The total bill came out to about $1700.
We normally pay about $70 maybe $80 a month. They say Verizon told
them they'd been the victims of a virus that took over their computer,
usurped their internet provider and made calls to a foreign country.
Passports to Get Chipped
The United States plans to issue passports with personal data stored
on radio frequency identification chips. The documents would be
harder to forge, but might leave holders vulnerable to identity
theft. By Ryan Singel-A WiredNews Story.
Or Just Savvy Investigator?
Client didn't pretend to be U.S. marshal, lawyer says The Peterson
Trial. U.S. marshals are upset that a private investigator searching
for clues in Laci Peterson's murder may have passed himself off
as one of them.
A little-known Atlanta company hopes to change Hollywood's thinking
about movie distribution with a novel marketing plan that includes
using relatively new disposable DVDs, the company said on Monday.
Cop Now Has Portable Database
A police officer stops you on the street, then taps something into
a device in the palm of his hand. The next minute, he knows who
your relatives are, who lives in your house, who your neighbors
are, the kind of car you drive or boat you own, whether you've been
sued and various other tidbits about your life.
Used In Phishing Scheme
A new phishing scam is redirecting users three times through Google
to fake registration website so it can beat antispam technology.
The email says it's from Yahoo administrators and tries to get people
to sign up for new email accounts. The hackers are using a clever
combination of Yahoo and their own sites to claim the accounts.
Inspiring New Breed Of Forensic Investigators
Students in Richard Vade Bon Coeur’s forensics classes readily
admit they probably wouldn’t be there if they hadn’t
been mesmerized by watching TV characters Horatio Caine or Gil Grissom
use a tiny fiber to hunt down a murderer.
Music Piracy Case Hits Courts
A man is in court accused of copyright infringement due to allegations
that he was responsible for two terabytes of music files that were
downloaded between November 2002 and October 2003
Takes a Con to Know a Con
With all sorts of important and interesting stories to pursue, CNN
latched on to Martha Stewart's incarceration, but it didn't get
real story. Commentary by Adam L. Penenberg -A WiredNews Story.
Video Taping Bill Passes Senate In Ma.
The state Senate has taken a first step toward making it a criminal
act to secretly videotape an unwitting person who is nude.
Shows Up Chat Room Dangers
Almost 60 per cent of teenagers in an Adelaide study had no parental
attention or guidance when using internet chat rooms.
New Web Site Finds
Key Code Direct offers one stop shopping for the legal acquisition
of automobile key codes from year 1999 through 2004.
Exalead is a new search engine some say might be better than ah---Google?
Try it yourself.
Kartoo is a new generation search engine that gives you a graphical
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