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Tech Center Puts Doorbell, License-Plate Cams in Focus

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Ring video showed a blonde woman with a chest tattoo checking whether a homeowner’s front door was unlocked. She walked away and out of sight seconds later, but that short video of a stranger on …

San Francisco May Ban Police, City Use of Facial Recognition

About the photo: This photo shows a security camera in the Financial District of San Francisco. San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies …

Customers Videotaped at Spa in Kraft Case Sue Florida Authorities

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others …

Robot Adds to Security in Posh Houston Neighborhood

The security robot stopped in front of its boss, who had blocked its path in the parking garage of the swanky River Oaks District in Houston, Texas. The Houston Chronicle reports the egg-shaped patroller spun slowly on its wheels, scanning …

Tips and Tools for Insurance Fraud Investigations

Technology and social media are great tools used to investigate insurance fraud, according to expert panelists who spoke at the recent Risk and Insurance Management Society conference in Denver. Susan LaBar, a risk manager for the bus company Coach USA/Megabus, …

Authorities Catch Insurance Fraud Fugitive After Taunting Tweet

“Catch me if you can.” San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said Wanda Podgurski sent that taunting tweet after skipping trial in January while facing charges of insurance fraud. But then authorities did catch her. Podgurski, 60, was captured …

U.S. Court Upholds Telecom Immunity for Surveillance

A U.S. appeals panel on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a federal law that grants immunity to telecommunications companies that assist the U.S. government in conducting surveillance of American citizens. However, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also revived …

Video Surveillance Center Set to Open in Atlanta, Georgia

A state-of-the-art video monitoring center is scheduled to open this week in Atlanta, police said. The downtown video integration center is funded by a mix of private donations and public money, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Already, it has given Atlanta …

Calif. Man Arrested on Felony Counts of Insurance Fraud

Oscar Fuentes III was arrested on two Felony counts of insurance fraud, according to the California Insurance Commissioner’s office. Fuentes was booked into the Mendocino County Jail and bail has been set at $60,000.00. According to investigators, on August 14, …