Kanika Pareek

Kanika is a literature admirer, art lover, and a freelance content developer for SmartSign. She holds bachelor degrees in life sciences and education and as well as a masters degree in zoology. She is passionate about exploring and writing on various subjects including environment, life sciences, jewelry, fashion and education. She is also an active theater and radio artiste, a dancer by passion and a social worker who is associated with a couple of local and international NGOs. Kanika lives in the beautiful city of Jaipur, India.

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Illinois State Police unveil concealed carry sign for weapon-restricted areas

Illinois State Police unveil concealed carry sign for weapon-restricted areas

| December 12, 2013

The Illinois State Police (ISP) has released the proposed design for a mandatory “No Guns” sign following the state’s adoption of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act in July of this year. The act will allow citizens of Illinois to carry concealed firearms in public after obtaining a license, applications for which become public in early January. […]

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3D plastic guns threaten public safety as undetectable firearm ban nears expiration

3D plastic guns threaten public safety as undetectable firearm ban nears expiration

| November 21, 2013

America’s ban on undetectable firearms is expiring in just a few weeks, raising concerns for federal law enforcement authorities about the future of 3D printed plastic guns. DIY Plastic guns mean untraceable weapons Cody Wilson, who created the world’s first 3D printed plastic gun, The Liberator, has posted online instructions for making the handgun almost […]

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San Bernardino, CA’s law enforcement decodes gang graffiti to curb violence

San Bernardino, CA’s law enforcement decodes gang graffiti to curb violence

| September 23, 2013

San Bernardino, CA’s law enforcement agencies have found a way to use gang graffiti to their advantage. Gangs have long used graffiti as territory markers, to intimidate people testifying against them, and to lock horns with other gangs. Now, the San Bernardino County police are decoding this graffiti in an effort to crack down on gang violence. Police […]

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FBI sued for selling Americans’ biometric data to private companies

FBI sued for selling Americans’ biometric data to private companies

| April 24, 2013

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-profit privacy advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against the FBI over the use of its new Next Generation Identification System (NGIS). Privacy advocates and experts are purportedly suing the federal intelligence agency in order to protect personal, identifiable information on the grounds of non-disclosure, citing concerns about the […]

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Saratoga Springs bets its safety on security cameras

Saratoga Springs bets its safety on security cameras

| April 23, 2013

For tourist towns, safety and economic development go hand-in-hand. Every summer, tourists flock to the quaint resort town of Saratoga Springs in Upstate New York for its healing mineral waters and summer race track. However, a recent spate of crime including robberies, sexual assault and an ugly incident involving a machete, have residents worried not […]

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Is video surveillance too high a price to pay to deter criminals?

Is video surveillance too high a price to pay to deter criminals?

| April 16, 2013

Although video surveillance has been adopted by many cities to deter crime, their effectiveness is up for debate. Many studies suggest that camera footage helps in criminal investigations, but is not effective in preventing crime. In many cases, crimes happen in areas just outside the cameras’ reach. Another hindering factor is that a camera monitoring system […]

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Fashion strikes back against surveillance technology with stealth wear

Fashion strikes back against surveillance technology with stealth wear

| April 12, 2013

“Over the next 15 years, the US Federal Aviation Administration anticipates more than 20,000 new drones will appear in American skies, owned not just by law enforcement agencies and the military, but also public health bodies and private companies.” (Report: PSFK) This rise in surveillance technology includes face recognition software, body scans, and cell phones as […]

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