More and more of our personal information is now readily available online, a vulnerability that has been a boon for the investigations business, says a September 28, 2020, story in the New Yorker by Patrick Radden Keefe. As discreet subcontractors, detectives may be largely invisible in our contemporary landscape, but they have become “indispensable,” Keefe says, quoting Tyler Maroney, cofounder of the private investigations firm Quest Research & Investigations, who also worked at Kroll Associates and the Mintz Group. “We are everywhere.” In an epic piece, Keefe argues that PIs have been touted as an antidote to corruption and a force for transparency. But they’ve also become another weapon in the hands of corporate interests. Read all about it by clicking here.
That’s just one of the stories about our industry that have appeared on the web in recent days. Here are a few more:
San Francisco's Swashbuckling, Anti-authority PIs . . . .
Alta has a great story about PIs in San Francisco. On September 29, Phil Bronstein writes that for nearly 50 years, a tight-knit group of San Francisco private eyes—intellectual, swashbuckling, anti-authority lefties—practiced their craft in the pursuit of truth and, hopefully, justice. In a gritty piece of writing, Bronstein goes onto profile local PIs including David “Fechh” Fechheimer, who passed away last year, Sandra Sutherland, Tim Schmolder, Josiah “Tink” Thompson, Jack Palladino, Pierre Merkl and Zach Fechheimer. Get the whole story by clicking right here.
How To Know Your Partner Is Cheating . . .
No collection of private eye-related yarns would be complete without something on infidelity. John Quinn, from online publication, Best Life, on September 28, does the subject justice with a piece titled “The Biggest Tell-Tale Sign Your Partner Is Cheating.” Quinn goes on to quote experts saying to take notice if your spouse changes up their usual pattern: longer hours at work, unusual business trips, a new commitment to the gym, radically altered personal style. Now that’s got you thinking, hasn’t it! Scare your pants off – on maybe back on – by reading the story right here.
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