Social media sites being used for undercover investigations

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation has obtained documents showing how law enforcement agencies and the Internal Revenue Service are gathering information from social networking sites for their investigations. The documents were obtained

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Are Buzz, Facebook and Twitter creating ‘social insecurity’?

An insurance expert told the Britain's Telegraph newspaper that using location-centric mobile social services like Google Buzz, Twitter , Facebook and Foursquare could raise your home insurance premiums, or even result in the

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Mike Elgan

TTC tests video encryption tech that stops Big Brother from peeping

Karl Martin isn't abashed to show off surveillance camera footage of himself sauntering through an underground Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) corridor. The president of newly-minted Toronto firm KMKP Engineering is twinned on side-by-side

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Toronto Police go digital to manage mountains of video evidence

In today's camera-saturated world Big Brother really is watching most of the time, and it's John Sandeman's job to make sure no captured criminal's evidence falls into a blind spot of the law.The

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Spy gadgets abound — but should you use them?

These days, if you want to watch over your house, your kids or your significant other, there's a whole world of high-tech security devices out there you can use, in forms you may

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

Web cams no longer just a gimmick

A decade ago, it was a clever novelty: a webcam pointed at an office water cooler. The first one is still online, at www.coolercam.com, broadcasting a fresh picture every 10 seconds. But in

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Lamont Wood

Build a video surveillance system for as little as $250

Want to keep track of things at home or in the office when you're not there? Rather than spending thousands of dollars to have a professional video security system installed, you can build

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Ten terrific things you can do with your PC – Part 2

Read part 1 of this article.Build a Home Media ServerCreate a digital bit-bucket to store all your media in and make it easily accessible from wherever you are.Thousands of songs, and nothing to

Published on: April 30th, 2008 PC World India Staff