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Posts Categorized: Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

Austrian government collapses as far right leader caught in hidden video sting

VIENNA – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor.

Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen to set a date for a new election “as soon as possible.”

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache.

Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, head of the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom Party which is in Austria’s ruling coalition with Kurz’s People’s Party, had resigned earlier Saturday, a day after the video was published. See more…

ASML Awarded $845M in Damages and an Injunction for IP Theft

On May 3, 2019, following a jury verdict rendered months earlier, a California court entered a final judgment for $845 million in favor of semiconductor maker, ASML, in its suit against rival, XTAL, for stealing trade secrets related to ASML’s lithography technology. More…

TIP: Damages in trade secret cases can be significant, as demonstrated by this case, which underscores the importance of companies taking proactive steps to be ready to effectively respond if theft occurs.

Louisiana high court disciplines Colorado lawyer suspected of installing hidden camera in the firms restroom

Longtime Denver attorney Robert Wiegand was disciplined April 8 by a Louisiana Supreme Court attorney disciplinary proceeding after he allegedly installed a surveillance camera in a restroom at his firm’s office in Colorado.

The firm’s female office manager also said Wiegand also engaged in unprofessional behavior, including inappropriate touching and comments, that made the two women feel uncomfortable and caused them emotional harm.

Secret Recordings and Lies: Lawsuits Paint Wild Picture of the Law Firm Steinger, Iscoe & Greene

Allegations of Unethical Behavior

An interesting article of the largest personal injury firms in Florida being sued by former employees for allegedly instituting a quota system and pressuring clients to receive surgery.


Yet another “best practice” to inspect for electronic surveillance devices.

Does your organization conduct an electronic countermeasures sweep of the AirBNB or rental home before your executives arrive? Well, you should, and have every justification and reason to do so! Here is, yet again, an example of one of those legitimate concerns.

If you are concerned about an upcoming event, please give us a call at (253) 852-7000. We sell “peace of mind”. Let us help.

Our newest piece of TSCM gear!

I recently attended a Research Electronics International (REI) five-day class in Cookeville, TN, for my newest Electronic Surveillance Countermeasures tool, the REI TALAN.

The TALAN 3.0 Telephone and Line Analyzer represents advanced capability to detect and locate illicit tampering and security vulnerabilities on digital, analog, and VoIP telephone systems. This new hardware provides the ability to test twisted pairs against modern telecommunication threats including shield and ground.

The TALAN is an impressive piece of gear for our kit!  Call us at (253) 852-7000 for further information about our eavesdropping detection services.

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