A Vermont woman suspected of shoplifting is facing multiple charges after she allegedly led police on a brief chase through the city on Friday, with two children in her car, and crashed into another vehicle. Amanda Sawyer, 28, of Bennington, was released on personal recognizance on Tuesday after pleading not guilty to reckless endangerment of a child and other charges… The Berkshire Eagle Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
A return visit to the Vacaville, California, Costco by a crew accused of stealing from the store weeks earlier led to the four Vallejo residents being arrested Friday.An employee of the Costco on Hume Way called the Vacaville Police Department just after 6 PM to report that a crew believed to have stolen more than $1,000 in merchandise from the store was back, according to a post on the department’s Facebook site.Officers were able to place three individuals inside the store under arrest on charges of burglary and conspiracy, as all three were identified by employees of the store as having been involved in the previous theft. Arrested were… The Reporter- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
The overturned truck at Mirzapur, Tangail. Photo: Prothom AloThree members of a family were killed and five others injured as a tiles-laden truck carrying them overturned in Shuvulla of Mirzapur upazila, Tangail early Tuesday. The deceased are Niranjan Mali, 35, his wife Sagari, 25 and their daughter Swarna, 8, from Joypurhat’s Khetlal upazila. The injured are now undergoing treatment in Mirzapur’s Kumudini Women’s Medical College Hospital, said witnesses. Confirming the incident, assistant sub-inspector of Mirzapur police station, Nazrul Islam, told Prothom Alo that the truck, which was heading towards northern region, had eight passengers on it. When the truck reached Shuvulla area around 2:30am, the driver lost control and it overturned on the road, leaving the three members of the family dead and others injured. The injured were whisked off to Kumudini Women’s Medical College Hospital in Mirzapur, the police officer also said adding that at least two injured are in critical condition.
The system in place now enables someone to ping a data pack to your IP address and convert the time it takes to return into distance and this can narrow it down to around 200 kilometers. Wang’s new system utilizes this method as a first stage.For the next stage, Wang and his team realized that many universities and major corporations have their own in house servers and their IP addresses can be directly tied to a physical location. They created a catalog of some 76,000 of these landmarks on Google Maps. Once the first stage has been completed and they have narrowed down a radius of around 200 kilometers, they then locate the landmarks within that radius area and ping them. Recording the time it takes to bounce back from these landmarks can allow a comparison to the first stage and further narrow down the location.Once it has been narrowed down, they repeat that step to further narrow down the location. In large cities with many landmarks, the tracking can be extremely accurate.All of this information can be gathered without an individual’s permission. The only way to avoid being tracked is to go through a proxy server. The system is unable to go around this, however, it is able to detect a proxy server and will flag the test as unable to locate. (PhysOrg.com) — Currently, advertisers are only able to access and track your current location online to a radius of 35 kilometers without your permission. However, as presented at the Usenix Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation in Boston last week, Yong Wang, a computer scientist at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, has developed a three-stage system that would allow advertisers and others the ability to track your location to within a few hundred meters. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: New geotracking technology could make you easier to find (2011, April 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-geotracking-technology-easier.html More information: via Newscientist and PCauthority In Brief: Sprint with kid-tracking system via mobile