Author: XComms

Boston Bombing 2.0 Averted Thanks to Lengthy Surveillance

The tenth terrorist plot to be thwarted since the beginning of the year might easily have been a replay of the Boston Marathon bombing, except that the mentally ill young man plotting the attack had been under surveillance since September of 2014. The suspect, who is the 23-year-old son of the Boston Police captain who turned him in, was charged with the plot by Federal authorities in a statement released on July 13th. Inspired by ISIS and following the example of the Tsarnaev brothers, the man had already purchased a pressure cooker and was planning to attack a college campus when he was arrested.

VIVOTEK Announces the Availability of Its Portable Configuration Tool Shepherd 2

VIVOTEK announces the availability of its portable batch device configuration tool Shepherd 2. Embedded with device management functions and designed with intuitive user interface, Shepherd 2 can easily set up multiple cameras at once. Most uniquely, the Shepherd 2 can directly maintain, restore, and restart a batch of selected network cameras, allowing user to access and to use the network cameras on the list more easily and efficiently.

Burglary at Steve Jobs’s Home Triggered This ‘Self-Monitoring’ Startup

On July 17, 2012, a burglar who had no sense of history or understanding of the capabilities of technology broke into Steve Jobs’s home in Palo Alto, CA, and took off with a bunch of iProducts as well as jewelry, the deceased man’s wallet, and other equipment. The premises were empty. The home was undergoing renovation, and Jobs’s widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, was staying elsewhere.

Could You Pass a Security Guard Licensing Exam?

Yes, in most places you really do need to take an exam to be a Security Guard. Throughout Canada and the United States, Provinces and States are requiring those who wish to work as a Security Guard to take a course and pass a licensing examination before being permitted to work as a Security Guard.

FAA Unveils Drone Rules; Obama Orders Policy for Agencies

The Federal Aviation Administration released Sunday its long-awaited proposal for governing small commercial drones, setting a plan for remote-controlled aircraft to share the skies with passenger planes. The FAA proposal would allow drones weighing up to 55 pounds to fly within sight of their remote pilots during daylight hours. The aircraft must stay below 500 feet in the air and fly less than 100 mph.