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Corporate Espionage-Spying At Hewlett-Packard And How To
Prevent It

Corporate Espionage is on the rise. This Forbes article rtalked about the Hewlett-Packard insident and gives you simple ways to avoid spying and check for it.Hewlett-Packard's stock price has barely budged despite the recent spying scandal that forced board Chairwoman Patricia Dunn to resign her post on Sept. 12. But while investors don't seem to care about the scandal, board members clearly do. Directors across the country are likely questioning whether they should trust their chairs. And they should.

Avoiding Mistakes In The Recorded Interview Process
"What every investigator needs to know to avoid the most common mistakes of the recorded interview." By Teresa Botteron -Owner

The Watergate Bug (Updated!)
The Watergate bug is now on display at the Spy And Private-Eye Museum.

Choosing The Right Video Camera Gear For Your Surveillance
As a specialist and expert on covert video camera gear, I can tell you that most investigators choose cameras in a hit or miss fashion. The choice you make is important and the cheapest camera is not always the best nor the right choice. Choosing the right camera for your specific surveillance needs can make or break your case. You have a lot of choices these days and it's important that you make the right one. By Cody Woods, LPI

Early Detective Agency Advertising And
Private Investigative Trends From The Past (Updated)

Why study history? Because it almost always repeats itself. The private investigative profession is rich in history when it comes to past trends, marketing and advertising and we can always learn something from studying this. The Spy And Private-Eye Museum has collected an assortment of artifacts from the past along these lines and I thought I would share them with you.
By Ralph D Thomas

Trends - Mystery Shopping: Why Employers Are Using it Instead of Surveillance
... Mystery shopping done by a private investigator takes advantage of professional investigative techniques to find out the truth. ...

NAIS Announces 2006/2007 Speaker of The Year
Reginald “Reggie” Montgomery

The History And Evolution Of Spy And Investigative Photography
Investigative and evidence photography has gone through three basic evolutions. The first one was daguerreotype photography which was the first photography. The second evolution was film photography. The third evolution is digital photography which we are in today. I find cameras and their history quite fascinating and as a collector of spy and subminiature cameras, I thought i would share with you the history and evolution of such cameras and investigative photography. When you get to the actual samples of the cameras in this article, you can click on the links to see bigger images and get more information about them. By Ralph Thomas

Spy And Private-Eye Museum Opens In Austin, Tx.
The Spy And Private-Eye Museum is now opened in Austin Texas as NAIS headquarters and admission is free to NAIS members!

The History And Evolution Of Covert Video Surveillance Evidence Gathering
As a hardcore collector of old movie cameras and one who has been selling the latest state-of-the-art covert video products for over 20 years, I have come to know a great deal about the history and development of covert video equipment. I thought you might like to know the history and development behind the equipment you may currently use today so I present you with this article on it's development. By Ralph Thomas

JJ Armes My American Hero!
I can remember reading Jay J. Armes Investigator, the book in the late 1960's or early 1970's. In fact, how could I ever forget it! It was a paperback version but today I own a first edition signed hardback copy I would not sell for all the money in the world. JJ was an inspiration to me more than anyone else. He's my hero. Only 12 years old, JJ had both of his hands blown off while he was playing with firecrackers. He went on to play a TV role on Hawaii Five-O but decided that real investigative work was what he wanted to do. Based in El Paso, Texas, JJ has become the world's most famous private investigator. By Ralph Thomas

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