Facebook Photos Reunite Mother With Kidnapped Son

Hope Holland

A California mother has been reunited with her son 15 years after he was kidnapped. Hope Holland was separated from her 3 year old son Jonathan when his father kidnapped him and fled to Mexico in 1999. After spending years working with private investigators and child services and getting nowhere, Holland finally found her son […]


Wisconsin Criminalizes Tracking People With GPS


On July 1st, 2015 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the GPS Privacy Act into law. This new state law criminalizes the use of GPS devices to track a person’s location without their consent. This new privacy bill is intended to protect people from stalkers and harrassment. Under the new law, anyone who places a GPS […]


Drones Give People Dangerous New Surveillance Tools

Drone Pilot Cartoon

As drone technology becomes cheaper and more powerful, more people will have access to this new surveillance tool to spy on friends, family, neighbors or anyone else. This powerful new consumer and business technology is opening up a Pandora’s box of legal, privacy and safety issues for people. It seems there is a new bizarre […]


Google Yourself Or Anyone Else

Google Yourself

The ancient Greek aphorism “Know thyself” is in need of an update and that update should be “Google thyself.” Google is much more than just a web search engine that people can use for topical and keyword searches. We have successfully used Google to discover everything from plagiarists and brand thieves ( people who try […]


Tech Companies Could Own Your “Faceprint”

Facebook Image

Facebook’s public launching of their “Moments” photo-sharing app, which uses facial recognition technology to identify people by name in the photos that users share, had Fortune magazine asking, “Who owns your face?” According to Fortune, the answer to that very personal question could be Facebook as well as any other technology company that uses facial […]