One Shade of Newsprint Grey: Latest News
Posted by Pamela S. on Friday, June 15th, 2012
Feeling lonely because you don't have a friend like Siri living inside your Android phone? Worried that the photocopier at your former place of employment stored copies of your personal documents? Do you have a neighbor from hell? Are you worried about your personal safety and wondering how to protect yourself? I have some answers for you culled from the latest news articles.
Back in March, I wrote about the security issue of data stored in the hard drive of digital copiers. Almost all copiers manufactured after 2002 contain a hard drive. Any documents that you photocopied or scanned are saved in the memory. Your private information could potentially be accessed by the wrong people. A bill to combat this form of identity theft was approved by the New Jersey Assembly a few weeks ago. Bill A-1238 will now be referred to the senate. The bill would require vendors of used copiers to erase the hard drive before reselling. Those who do not comply are subject to a penalty up to $2,500 for the first offence. Subsequent offences are subject to a penalty up to $5,000. New Jersey is the first state to consider such a law, other state legislators should take heed.
Almost everyone has a smart phone. If you are an investigator on the road, your phone is indispensable. I was devoted to Blackberry for many years, but last year I switched to an order viagra without prescriptionddition-android-kingdom/”>Android phone. I wanted an iPhone, but my service provider upgraded me to an Android for no cost. I admit that I was a bit envious when I saw iPhone people talking to Siri. Not any more. Android has a similar app. Skyvi is free to download, but as we know, nothing is truly free. The free app is ad-supported, and you have to pay if you want the ads removed. I learned that I don’t have the patience to talk to robot people, but if you do, read reviews on Skyvi here.
I wrote a post about neighbors from hell a while back. Last night on Anderson Cooper 360°, he profiled this nasty individual on “The Ridiculist”. Aren’t you glad he doesn’t live next door?
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I’m not recommending anyone carry a weapon, I am just providing information. If you are a woman living in an unsafe neighborhood, or if you are conducting surveillance in a dangerous location, it can’t hurt to have some protection. Make sure you know how to use any personal protection device before you are in an emergency situation. Be aware of the laws of your state regarding the use of this kind of equipment. The device is only legal in certain states. Click here to learn more.
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