Shabdita Pareek

Shabdita is a content writer for SmartSign. A graduate from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, Shabdita began her writing career with the Hindustan Times and contributed to the newspaper sporadically for over five years. When not struggling with people mispronouncing her name, she spends her time reading about historical monuments and daydreams about making a career as an archaeologist.

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San Francisco police seek help of private surveillance cameras

San Francisco police seek help of private surveillance cameras

| September 12, 2014

Giving police a new tool for investigating crime, San Jose, the Bay Area’s largest city, has approved a registry of private surveillance cameras. Currently, cops in California are looking to give police departments access to private surveillance cameras. In this public participation approach, residents and businesses can get their cameras registered with local police departments […]

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Apple opens doors for an app that tracks covert U.S. drone strikes

Apple opens doors for an app that tracks covert U.S. drone strikes

| March 6, 2014

After repeated rejections coupled with discouraging remarks from tech giant Apple, Metadata+, an app that provides drone strike alerts has finally made its way on the market, becoming the newest entrant in the Apple store. Developed by Josh Begley, an NYU graduate student, the app notifies user of every reported drone strike by the U.S. […]

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Study suggests correlation between Walmart and crime

Study suggests correlation between Walmart and crime

| February 19, 2014

Walmart’s growth over the years has impacted the U.S. economy in more ways than one. The big box retailer has even been called the nation’s social force, but a recent study paints an entirely different picture: Could Walmart and crime rates be related? The study, published in The British Journal of Criminology, suggests that crime rates […]

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School shootings have forced dramatic changes to school security

School shootings have forced dramatic changes to school security

| January 24, 2014

The increasing threat of gun violence over the past decade has led to a paradigm shift in the country’s school security measures. More schools have now indulged in tighter security measures, and several strategies are in place to keep crime at bay. According to a poll conducted by NPR, 62 percent of parents whose kids […]

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The Knightscope K5 robot could replace some security guards

The Knightscope K5 robot could replace some security guards

| December 18, 2013

What is five-feet tall, 300 pounds, and can forecast crime? A start-up tech company Knightscope, based in California rolled out its K5 autonomous data machine early this month with an aim to predict and prevent crime in the country. Company officials say that deadly mass shootings and increasing crime rates inspired Knightscope and the invention […]

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