How the National Security Agency Does Social Network Analysis

Slate.com has a short and interesting article regarding the use of data mining and social network analysis by the National Security Agency in its efforts to hunt down terrorists and terrorist cells. Social network analysis is used by the NSA as an effective way to establish links between known and potential terrorists. From the article […]

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Experian Acquires Backgroundchecking.com

Managing Information News is reporting that Experian is acquiring background check provider Backgroundchecking.com. From the article — Experian, the global information solutions company, has acquired Backgroundchecking.com, an organisation specialising in candidate background checking for job applicants and contractors. The acquisition will enhance Experian’s existing verification and fraud prevention offerings. It will enable clients to comply […]

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Federal Agents Monitor Ebay Purchases to Raid Ecstasy Lab

The Smoking Gun is reporting on the clever use of Ebay auction monitoring by federal agents to raid an Ecstasy lab in New York City. Federal investigators this week raided a New York City home after spending months monitoring purchases on Ebay of laboratory equipment and chemicals used to manufacture the drug Ecstasy. You can […]

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Professional Investigator Blog

PI Buzz is the official blog of Professional Investigator Magazine. Investigation and skip tracing professionals should read the PI Buzz blog and subscribe to their news feeds to keep up to date on the latest news and legislative developments that affect all aspects of the investigation field. You can visit the PI Buzz blog @ […]

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NASA Technology For Crime Scene Investigations

NASA is looking to use a photographic laser device that was originally developed to check space shuttle damage to help investigators shoot more detailed images of crime scenes. The entire NASA announcement appears below — NASA ‘Shoots’ for Crime Investigators with New Technology What do a NASA engineer and a detective have in common? The […]

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