Criminals Caught On Periscope Live-Streaming App


You can’t fix stupid, but you can certainly livestream it. It is funny how new technology can take dumb criminals and make them even dumber. From the moment that Twitter announced their live-streaming app, Periscope, we knew it wouldn’t be long before some vain person would broadcast their own criminal behavior for everyone to see. […]


Sex Offender Charged In 40-Year-Old Missing Persons Case

Sheila & Katherine Lyon

On March 25, 1975, sisters Sheila Lyon ( age 12 ) and Katherine Lyon ( age 10 ) disappeared from a shopping mall in Wheaton, Maryland. Their missing persons case went unsolved for 40 years and was classified as a cold case. However, a convicted child sex offender by the name of Lloyd Lee Welch, […]


U.S. Court Allows Google Earth Image As Evidence

Google Earth

On June 18, 2015, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided that satellite images from Google Earth can be allowed as evidence in federal criminal cases. A three-judge court panel ruled that map images from Google Earth and similar computer-generated content can be used as evidence in criminal cases since such content is not […]


All-Seeing Surveillance Time Machine

Juarez Mexico Surveillance Map

Persistent Surveillance Systems is a U.S. company whose business name accurately describes the technology that they make and sell. Imagine a science fiction novel where all public activities are constantly recorded in an entire city by law enforcement using an all-seeing “eye in the sky”. Now further imagine technology where police can go back in […]


Intelius People Search Bought By Private Equity Firm

Intelius Logo

On July 2nd, GeekWire reported that private equity company H.I.G. had purchased Intelius, a well-known people search, public records and background check company based in Bellevue, Washington. H.I.G. reportedly bought Intelius and their parent company, Inome Inc., in a deal that is believed to be in excess of $100 million. Intelius was started in 2003 […]