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Half of Delhi uses phones while driving, but only 48 fines a day

web-post December 8, 2017

As many as 47% respondents participating in a road safety survey in Delhi admitted to regularly making or receiving calls while driving. But police data show that the number of prosecutions for the traffic rule violation remained dismally low.Even though the daily challans issued for using the mobile phone while driving rose this year to… Continue Reading »

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Google detects spy app stealing info from social media, phones

web-post December 8, 2017

Google has detected an app ‘Tizi’, which has been stealing information from call records and also from social media apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, and also take pictures from mobile phones without even displaying them on screen of the device. “Tizi is a fully featured backdoor that installs spyware to steal sensitive data from popular social… Continue Reading »

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Mix of private and police security for Hyderabad metro rail

web-post December 8, 2017

Hyderabad Metro Rail authorities have requested Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy on Tuesday to immediately provide 546 security personnel from experienced private agencies to man the inaugural 30 km route and 24 stations between Nagole-Ameerpet-Miyapur. Total requirement for the entire project has been put at 2,078 police personnel including home guards, special police… Continue Reading »

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Austin Police in USA launch program to monitor Private Security Cameras

web-post December 7, 2017

The Austin Police Department (APD) in United States is launching a new program that allows businesses to register their security cameras and allow police access to video feeds. The Downtown Austin Alliance recently hosted a safety forum and invited property managers, hotel directors, business and private security managers to hear APD explain how the program… Continue Reading »

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Government starts process to procure CCTV cameras for buses in Delhi

web-post December 7, 2017

The Delhi government has started the process of procuring CCTV cameras for all buses run by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and under the cluster scheme. In June, the Delhi Cabinet had approved the transport department’s proposal to authorise DTC to call tenders and sign the agreement for installation of CCTV cameras in 6,350 DTC… Continue Reading »

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Drone drops leaflets over football stadiums, raising security concerns

web-post December 7, 2017

A drone operator was arrested recently for allegedly flying a small aircraft over two football stadiums in California, prompting an investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, used a drone to distribute anti-media leaflets over NFL crowds during the game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks… Continue Reading »

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Delhi most unsafe city, tops crime chart among 19 major Indian cities

web-post December 7, 2017

Delhi recorded 23 criminal cases every hour last year, a 15% jump from 2015, making the national capital the most unsafe of all metropolitan cities in India, official data released show. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s numbers show that nearly 39% of all criminal cases in India last year were recorded in Delhi, home… Continue Reading »

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Boston Police seek to catalog private security cameras

web-post December 6, 2017

Boston Police have begun reaching out to residents and merchants in Dorchester’s District C-11 to compile a comprehensive list of private cameras that will be used to collect evidence in the aftermath of crimes in the neighborhood. The Cam-Share program is expected to go citywide based on the results of the Dorchester effort, according to… Continue Reading »

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Videocon arm V-Con plans to boost CCTV sales

web-post December 6, 2017

V-Con, an arm of the Videocon Group, is aiming to become one of the top three players in the close circuit television (CCTV) market, according to a top executive. V-Con had recently forayed into the security and surveillance market with the roll-out of its CCTV brand ‘Wallcam.’ “Currently, we are present in 14 cities, mainly… Continue Reading »

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Mass surveillance: New law must be put to public vote, say Dutch citizens.

web-post December 1, 2017

The Netherlands is set to have a national referendum about new mass-surveillance legislation, after opponents of the ‘dragnet law’, or Sleepwet, secured enough signatures to demand a poll. Under Dutch law, the government has to hold a non-binding referendum on an issue if the country’s Voting Commission receives at least 300,000 valid signatures demanding it…. Continue Reading »



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