Safety

Video: Using Yik Yak to Make Online Threats

12/17/2015 » Privacy, Safety, Smartphones, Social Media, Television, Video

Recently Yik Yak, an anonymous social network app has been in the news recently due to posting of threats to college campuses across the country. Here, we will break down what Yik Yak is, why it’s so popular and why it’s really not anonymous.

Carnival workers not covered under Pennsylvania criminal background checks

7/6/2015 » Articles, Background Checks, Employee Fraud, Hiring, Safety

Summertime and carnivals go together like cotton candy and kids. Almost every week, a church, community organization or fire department is sponsoring a festival promoted as old-fashioned family fun. Parents pull out their credit cards and watch as their teens gather and their younger kids run from rides to game booths to food concession stands — many of which are manned by workers hired by the carnival operator. Yet, Pennsylvania’s tougher state law mandating criminal background checks for employees and many volunteers working with children doesn’t include traveling carnival and concession operators and their employees. While a growing number of carnival operators and sponsors of local events across the nation are requiring employee background checks on their own due to public safety concerns,… [read more »]

Secret soles help you hide stuff in your shoes

4/18/2015 » Articles, Safety, Security

A night of drinking and dancing often means a hangover the next day. But a lost or stolen handbag can be another unfortunate side effect. This means no keys or wallet, and puts you at risk of identity theft and fraud. Companies have tried to tackle the problem with things like a bra with a concealed pocket and a lacy garter with a concealed fold — but who wants to dig around in their undergarments when buying a drink? Now you can tuck your stuff in your shoe, spy style. When Florida resident Carolina Ferreira was robbed at gunpoint, she stopped carrying a purse, opting to stash her essentials in her bra. But this was an imperfect solution. Stuff would… [read more »]