Facebook Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

by Martin Salcedo, Esq. - sci-Shot1/28/2015

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 it was announced that Facebook will start working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) by posting Amber Alerts on users’ News Feeds who are identified as being in the targeted search area of the abducted child. 

In a phone interview with Larry Magid, a Tech journalist who serves on the NCMEC board of directors, NCMEC founder John Walsh emphasizes how Facebook will reach individuals in ways that TV, radio, and billboards cannot.  With partners like Facebook, pictures and detailed descriptions of the children will reach a broader range of people, especially teens and young adults who engage Facebook on a daily basis. This demographic is currently all but inactive in relation to Amber Alerts.

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New Year's Safety: 5 Tips to Follow

by Marcelo Galperin, Brand Communications Coordinator - sci-Shot12/31/2014
New Year's Fireworks

We really enjoyed launching our Public Safety and Security Mobile App this past year and we hope that 2014 brought you as much pleasure and excitement as it brought us! Whether or not you kept your previous New Year’s resolutions, keeping safe should be on this year’s list and kicking off the New Year in 2015 brings reason to celebrate.

To ensure these celebrations are fun and harmless, these five safety tips can help you ring in the New Year.

  1. DO NOT leave your drink unattended. If you must go to the restroom, take your drink with you or leave it with a trusted friend or family member. Never leave your drink at the table and return to it, as someone can easily spike it while it is unattended. More...
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