Category: Law Enforcement

Dashcams – Worth the Investment?

Over the decades, cars have become safer thanks to advances in technology including airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) and even things such as PCSS (pre-collision safety system) which may not stop an accident from occurring but can assist in decreasing impact and damage. That said, technology can only do so much whilst humans remain in …

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The Web Goes Dark Over SOPA

Wikipedia Goes Black

This has been in the mainstream news a bit but I thought I’d cover this off briefly here for the sake of awareness. Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites on the web has gone dark in opposition to SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) which is a bill that will be tabled in the United …

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How to Report Telemarketers Ignoring the Do Not Call Register

In Australia, we’ve been lucky enough to have a Do Not Call Register legislated to hep reduce the number of telemarketing calls received on personal landlines, fax numbers and mobile numbers. People have experienced  varying effectiveness from a remarkable reduction in the number of telemarketing calls to little effect at all. At home, our single …

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Should Governments Request Removal of Police Location Apps?

This is not a new issue by any means but this topic has bubbled up to the surface again after four US senators wrote to Apple as well as RIM and Google to revoke apps that help people avoid police checkpoints. This was in response to a specific app called PhantomALERT that is at the …

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Mobile Phones – Evidence Gathering Made Easy

On the way back from the Dendy Cinema at Circular Quay, a fight between two men broke out with about twenty spectators some of which were egging on the individuals involved. Whilst trying to keep out of their way, I phoned it in to the police via 000 who were on the scene in less …

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