Our firm will train you to become a Surveillance Videographer, working in the Private Investigation field and primarily supporting investigations into fraudulent workers' compensation claims.
Please be advised that learning the trade involves long hours. The position involves using your own vehicle and your own digital camcorder in order to conduct surveillance on individuals throughout Northern California. A typical day may involve leaving home at 5:00 a.m., arriving at the surveillance site at 6:00 a.m., leaving that location at 3:00 p.m. and arriving home at 5:00 p.m. Generally, you would work 15-20 days per month. You will spend most of the day inside your vehicle following people and filming them. You will work from the back seat of your vehicle with the engine off and the windows closed to avoid detection, this can be very tough on a hot day. A vehicle with tinted windows and with sufficient space for sitting in the back seat all day is required. [...]
In lieu of or in addition to a resume, please write a personal letter of introduction describing yourself, why you want this job, and why you believe you are suited for it. There are no specific educational requirements, but a successful candidate will need at least five years driving experience, have sufficient technical skills to operate a digital camera and computer, and enough tenacity and drive to really want to be successful in this position. Bilingual skills can be helpful, especially Spanish, but are not required. Further, it is important to be able to listen to and follow complex instructions and to possess a fair amount of ingenuity and independent thinking to get the job done.
Hundreds of files are exposed after a section of metal wall on the Iron Mountain secure storage warehouse was torn off by high winds. Iron Mountain employees on site refused to comment further on the damage nor the timeframe of repairs.
Facebook isn't a mind-control ray. It's a tool for finding people who possess uncommon, hard-to-locate traits, whether that's "person thinking of buying a new refrigerator," "person with the same rare disease as you," or "person who might participate in a genocidal pogrom," and then pitching them on a nice side-by-side or some tiki torches, while showing them social proof of the desirability of their course of action, in the form of other people (or bots) that are doing the same thing, so they feel like they're part of a crowd. [...]
It's as though Mark Zuckerberg woke up one morning and realized that the oily rags he'd been accumulating in his garage could be refined for an extremely low-grade, low-value crude oil. No one would pay very much for this oil, but there were a lot of oily rags, and provided no one asked him to pay for the inevitable horrific fires that would result from filling the world's garages with oily rags, he could turn a tidy profit.
A decade later, everything is on fire and we're trying to tell Zuck and his friends that they're going to need to pay for the damage and install the kinds of fire-suppression gear that anyone storing oily rags should have invested in from the beginning, and the commercial surveillance industry is absolutely unwilling to contemplate anything of the sort.
That's because dossiers on billions of people hold the power to wreak almost unimaginable harm, and yet, each dossier brings in just a few dollars a year. For commercial surveillance to be cost effective, it has to socialize all the risks associated with mass surveillance and privatize all the gains.
There's an old-fashioned word for this: corruption. In corrupt systems, a few bad actors cost everyone else billions in order to bring in millions -- the savings a factory can realize from dumping pollution in the water supply are much smaller than the costs we all bear from being poisoned by effluent. But the costs are widely diffused while the gains are tightly concentrated, so the beneficiaries of corruption can always outspend their victims to stay clear.