Wednesday, January 25, 2017

(Octobre 2002) Projet Graffiti
(Mai 2003) Projet Robot Cam
(Mars 2005) Projet Protovino
(Juin 2005) Projet de La Ronde
(Octobre 2005) Projet Pilot Visite Sécuritaire avec SPVM
(Mai 2006) Projet Aéroport
(Janvier 2007 à présenter) Selon des recommandations détaillées en partenariat avec le SPVM en prévention de crimes à répétition
(À présenter en 2014) Projet bloquer d'indentié et vols d'identité
(Avril 2016 à aujourd'hui) Prévention des vols de, dans et sur véhicules

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wiseguys Indicted In $25 Million Online Ticket Ring

From Wired News:

A ring of ticket brokers has been indicted in connection to an elaborate hacking scheme that used bots and other fraudulent means to purchase more than 1 million tickets for concerts, sporting events and other events.

The defendants made more than $25 million in profits from the resale of the tickets between 2002 and 2009.

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More News On This Ticket Scam

Four Men Indicted In Online Ticket Scam -- PC World
Four men charged in computerized online ticket scam -- CNET
Four Indicted in CAPTCHA Hacks of Ticket Sites -- PC Magazine
4 Californians indicted in alleged ticket reselling scam -- L.A. Times
Couldn’t Get Those Coveted Gaga Tickets? Here’s Why -- Wall Street Journal
Wiseguys net $25m in ticket scalping racket -- Register

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Private Eye’s Legacy -- Pellicano's Conviction And The Future Of Snooping

From Newsweek:

As the dust settles in the aftermath of the conviction of Anthony Pellicano, self-styled "Private Eye to the Stars," some are wondering: How many of his kind are out there? How many rogue private detectives are moving about the country intimidating people, eavesdropping and deceiving others into providing them with off-limits information? And what impact, if any, will his conviction have on the shadowy world of high-end surveillance he inhabited?

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Police Begin Excavations At Manson Ranch

From the Guardian:

Scientists and crime scene investigators today began excavations at the ranch that was once home to the convicted murderer Charles Manson.

Manson is serving life at Corcoran state prison after he and six others murdered the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, three of her friends and a teenager at her Los Angeles home almost 40 years ago, and killed another couple the following night.

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Adventures in Police Professionalism

D.C. Police Chief Kathy Lanier rehires 17 police officers previously fired for misconduct.

Then she decides the city will arm them with semiautomatic weapons.

Sounds like a fantastic couple of ideas. What could possibly go wrong?

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Window Security Grills -- Not As Effective As Advertised

In every Canadian and U.S. commercial and industrial zone, window security grills are the main security prevention products present. From my own experience, I estimate that I have participated in installing grills at over 2,000 clients .... almost all of them in commercial and industrial areas.

This experience has given me a unique perspective in evaluating the effectiveness of steel grills on windows. In a nutshell, the sad fact is that window security grills serve a minimal ..... and I mean a bare minimal ..... effectiveness against determined burglars.

The worse place to put a window security grill is on the outside. (see above photo). Whenever I met a client who had window security grills on the outside, and who wanted more on an addition to his place of business, I was always successful in changing his mind to not install grills like this by simply taking my hand-drill and removing the bolts that were holding his grills up. This usually took me less than a minute.

Bolt cutters, electric saws, or simply putting a chain around the grills and having it attached to the hitch of your truck will also be effective in ripping out this grills in less than a minute. Oh yeah .... because the alarm is inside not outside, it will not even be activated.

The best way to install window security grills is in the inside. This forces burglars to break the glass thereby activating the glass break detectors for the alarm to go off. The burglar(s) will still be able to get into your premises within one to two minutes, but depending on how good is your alarm and/or police response this saving of extra time could mean a significant saving in product or computers stolen. The burglars are on the clock. The longer that they are on outside the shorter in time they will be inside.

One added advantage of having window security grills on your windows, is that if your neighbor does not, it is more than likely that the criminals will attack him first.

Police: Victim Drunk During Tiger Attack

From ABC News:

One of the three victims of San Francisco Zoo tiger attack was intoxicated and admitted to yelling and waving at the animal while standing atop the railing of the big cat enclosure, police said in court documents filed Thursday.

Paul Dhaliwal, 19, told the father of Carlos Sousa Jr., 17, who was killed, that the three yelled and waved at the tiger but insisted they never threw anything into its pen to provoke the cat, according to a search warrant affidavit obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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My Comment: The more I read and learn about this human interest story ...... the more and more I feel for the tiger.