Monday, July 23, 2012

Pre-surveillance tips: The little things

Well, Dear Reader, after my last post regarding 1-up surveillance you might think I'm a hypocrite for doing exactly that the last couple of days.

Hell, I never said I was perfect!  And sometimes I feel like eating.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Got the Surveillance Blues

I have a bit of a complaint to make, Dear Reader, and it concerns one of my most beloved of activities.


Now the complaint isn't really directed at anyone specfically, perhaps it is more of a disgruntlement towards the industry itself, or at least the general trends in regards to conducting surveillance operations.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Times They Are a-Changin'

It may come as a surprise, possibly even a shock, to you Dear Reader to learn that in the very near future I may no longer be a Private Investigator.

A short time ago I announced, to those who know me, my intent to look for opportunities elsewhere as things had become, to give the technical term, shit. My personal and professional situation was growing more and more untenable and something had to change.

And so I started to keep an eye out for anything suitable, here or abroad.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Monday WTF Files: Psychic Private Investigations

Sometimes I seriously have to wonder why I bother.

Why don't I just quadruple my fees and, instead of doing any actual investigating, just make shit up?

Like Beryl Frasier (not her real name but I'm sorely tempted...) and her partner.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

I Spy, You Spy, We All Spy (for China?)

Ni hao (你好), Dear Reader, including any esteemed cyber-monitoring personnel from the People's Liberation Army.

In case you missed the news a couple of weeks ago in the Japan Daily Press, two former employees of a machine tools manufacturer in Kawasaki were arrested for smuggling copied documents and selling them to a Chinese competitor for a not-insignificant sum. (Thanks to Kevin's Security Scrapbook for alerting me to this, BTW.) 

China, of course, is the modern bugbear - real or imagined - in the corporate espionage industry (and also the old-fashioned, non-corporate, kind). Given that now most states consider economic wellbeing a central facet within their national security doctrines, organised economic espionage directed, or supported, by a regime such as the PRC is taken very seriously. 

Well, seriously by anyone other than the companies in my neck of the woods.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Respecting beliefs. Or not.

Believe it or not, Dear Reader, but I have recently been accused of as being unprofessional (and an arsehole) because of my refusal to treat someone any differently than I would treat anyone else.

Because of their religious beliefs.