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  1. 5 Things You Need To Know From The Edward Snowden Interview

    5 Things You Need To Know From The Edward Snowden Interview
    Edward Snowden recently gave an explosive interview to the BBC. From Moscow, where Snowden fled after leaking documents about his former employer the National Security Agency, he went into fascinating, dark detail about a number of things. But rather than parroting the (very believable) claims he’s already made about the lengths to which governments will spy on each other, this...
  2. How To Check Your Property For Spy Bug Equipment

    How To Check Your Property For Spy Bug Equipment
    A bug is a hidden recording device that is controlled remotely. The sound recordings made by the bug are typically stored externally, so the person or organisation listening in to your life can keep a record without needing to come back to your property. Bugging isn’t the only means of discreetly spying on a person or an organisation, audio recording...
  3. How To Track Company Cars

    How To Track Company Cars
    Running a business is a financial and legal risk. The owner of the business and the management are ultimately responsible for the legal and financial conduct of that business, whether or not they are involved in the day to day running. So as a business owner or manager, you’ll always be looking to lower the risk your business faces. Lots...
  4. What Are The Best Bugging Listening Devices?

    What Are The Best Bugging Listening Devices?
    Bugging and listening devices serve an array functions and there’s no definitive best choice; it’s all about what suits your needs.   Common applications for bugging and listening devices Record keeping and safeguarding; some conversations are best had with the safety of an audio record. This can often help both parties feel more secure. Monitoring; if you suspect a person...
  5. What Can Digital Voice Recorders Be Used For?

    Since the dawn of digital recording technology, access to and use of voice recording devices has spread. No longer are we required to take out that daft miniature cassette tape and somehow manage to fit it inside the weird cartridge that lets us play it on a normal take deck. (If you understood more than 50 percent of that sentence...
  6. How To Improve The Quality Of Your Audio Recordings

    Audio evidence is only as good as the quality of the recording; hiss, muffled sound, dips in volume and other sonic imperfections can take a high quality piece of evidential audio and render it useless. That’s why audio enhancement software can be so handy. Before making any audio recording that involves other people - whether they are aware they are...
  7. How To Record Your Neighbours With A Microphone

    How To Record Your Neighbours With A Microphone
    Anyone who lives or has lived in a flat, terrace or semi-detached house has heard their neighbours talking (or shouting). But there’s a big difference between ‘hearing’ them and actually ‘listening’ to them. Recording your neighbours’ conversations could be considered a breach of their privacy, but if you are recording them as part of a legitimate investigation or to gather...
  8. What's It Like To Be A Spy At MI5?

    What's It Like To Be A Spy At MI5?
    Espionage and intelligence is the stuff of myth and legend - exotic globe-trotting lifestyles, glamorous affairs and coolly delivered violence are never far away - but how far from reality are these depictions? Quite far, it turns out. Dig a little deeper than Bond or Bourne and the life of an MI5 spy, while interesting and fiercely rewarding, isn’t much...
  9. Should I Take A Lie Detector Test if I'm Telling The Truth?

    Should I Take A Lie Detector Test if I'm Telling The Truth?
    How do lie detectors work? The most important element of lie detector tests is the polygraph. This machine is used to trace your physical responses to telling the truth, telling lies and how you react to being questioned. In a polygraph test a pneumograph will be attached to your chest and abdomen to measure your breathing and chest movement. In...
  10. What Surveillance Is Used On Benefit Cheats?

    What Surveillance Is Used On Benefit Cheats?
    When a person is suspected of benefit fraud, they may be placed under heavy surveillance; often heavier than the sort of surveillance afforded to those suspected of tax avoidance. Due to the variety of ways in which a person may defraud the benefits system, a number of surveillance types may be used. By far the most common surveillance type is...