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  1. Are Your Staff Stealing From You?

    Are Your Staff Stealing From You?
    Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you. If you have suspicions that people you employ are stealing from you, then don't worry in silence - there are plenty of ways you can find out what is really happening. Missing or stolen? When things go missing our first reaction is often to assume that they've been misplaced...
  2. How Do Vehicle Tracking Systems Work?

    How Do Vehicle Tracking Systems Work?
    Vehicle tracking systems use GSP, or Global Positioning System technology, to identify the location of vehicles, via information transmitted by satellites. GPS was developed in the early 1970s by the US military to overcome problems with existing navigational systems. That's the simple answer but now we will delve a bit deeper and find out how that actually works. What is GPS and...
  3. Why Have Celebrities Been Targeted By Secret Service Snoops?

    Why Have Celebrities Been Targeted By Secret Service Snoops?
    Thanks to compulsive Instagramming, Tweeting and staged appearances for the paparazzi you'd think there aren't many modern-day celebrities worth secretly monitoring – they don't seem to have any secrets to hide from the world! Even so, last year a whole host of celebrities were alleged to have been hacked by the secret services, including (deep breath) Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher...
  4. Is it Legal to Use Vehicle Trackers in the UK?

    Is it Legal to Use Vehicle Trackers in the UK?
    There are many excellent purposes for using GPS-based tracking services for vehicles. As with all legal matters, the key issue is whether your legal representative can make a convincing argument that your use of vehicle trackers follows the letter of the law - whether or not this is truly the case. Vehicle trackers are used by many businesses, their use being...
  5. The Weird Reason 1 In 5 Of Us Would Fail The MI5 Application Process

    The Weird Reason 1 In 5 Of Us Would Fail The MI5 Application Process
    Recruitment for our intelligences services is famously selective, but a recently revealed - and some might say arbitrary - exclusion could rule out up to 1 in 5 UK adults from fulfilling the role of spy, before they’ve even hit submit on their application. Tattoos (something 1 in 5 adults have), or at least tattoos visible in normal clothing (so...
  6. Six Things Aspiring Spies Can Learn From The Football Transfer Window

    Six Things Aspiring Spies Can Learn From The Football Transfer Window
    As the transfer window gently shuts on what was a very quiet January, it’s time to reflect on the various comings and goings and also to wonder why Aaron Lennon looked so sad to be signing for Everton. As with any and all transfer windows, there’s an impressive degree of intelligence gathering, stealth and secret recruiting going on behind the...
  7. Tips And Apps For Hiding Your Online Identity

    Tips And Apps For Hiding Your Online Identity
    There are lots of great reasons for keeping your real identity masked while you're online. Maybe you're discussing some controversial topics on a forum, or simply concealing your activity from nosy-parkers.  And with all the security leaks and revelations about the security services spying on our online activity, it makes sense to be a bit more cautious. Think of it...
  8. Online Spy Shop Sponsors #Bizhour

    Online Spy Shop Sponsors #Bizhour
    Online Spy Shop are regular participants in the Twitter networking hour, #bizhour so we’re pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor a whole weeks’ worth of business networking from Monday 8th September to Friday the 12th. As a special offer to our fellow #bizhour participants we’re offering a 10% discount off any GPS car and vehicle tracker purchased from Online...
  9. What Are The Signs That Your Child Is Being Bullied Online?

    What Are The Signs That Your Child Is Being Bullied Online?
    Children are very good at hiding the signs of bullying, they feel ashamed at admitting to being a victim – and as bullying can often build up slowly, sometimes children are not fully aware of the situations they've found themselves in. According to the NSPCC, 38% of young people have been affected by cyberbullying. Luckily there are lots signs to...
  10. A Guide to Choosing the Right CCTV Camera

    A Guide to Choosing the Right CCTV Camera
    There are so many different CCTV cameras and security cameras on the market, it can be difficult to choose the best one for your needs. First of all, think about the questions you need to ask yourself about your security needs: Do you need pictures that will capture the faces of intruders or visitors? If so, an infra red camera...

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