Some critics say that Securus Technologies is unfairly targeting competition

Over the course of the previous few decades, the proliferation of illegal cell phones within the nation’s prison system has taken on urgent implications. The vast number of illegal cell phones that flood some of the nation’s carceral facilities threatens to undermine the institutional order and even creates serious problems for the public safety.

 

In response to the ever-increasing number of illegal cell phones in the nation’s prisons, Securus Technologies, one of the country’s leading providers of inmate communications services, has developed a system that allows corrections officers to both block unauthorized cell phone calls and to locate the devices within the facility.

 

But some people are questioning the motives of the company, stating that the only reason that Securus has developed the system is because illegal cell phones in prison interfere with their ability to profit from the phone banks that they run. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

 

 

Securus phone systems have state-of-the-art security features

 

The phone systems that Securus runs throughout many of the nation’s penal institutions have some of the most cutting-edge security features of any communications system in the world.

 

Typical phone banks, which often include Securus’ highly lauded video visitation platform, include sophisticated algorithms, backed by massive computing power, that allow for the constant monitoring of all calls taking place over the prison’s phone systems. The automatic monitoring system is able to parse the conversations taking place over every call, identifying any talk about criminal activity or any use of unusual words, such as code words, that may indicate some kind of criminal conspiracy is taking place.

 

The system is able to alert officers if a conversation exceeds a certain risk threshold. This not only frees up officers from the task of monitoring certain calls, it allows for every single communication taking place within the prison to be completely vetted, making the institution safer and all but eliminating the opportunity for inmates to engage in violations of the institutional rules or the to commit crimes.

 

However, when inmates have access to illegal cell phones, all of these security features can be bypassed. This puts the safety of the institution in jeopardy. But the most severe consequences have to do with the increased risk to the public at large.

 

Many case have been seen where prison gang leaders order the intimidation or even murder of witnesses in ongoing criminal investigations. This poses a severe risk to the integrity of the criminal justice system as a whole, as many of today’s criminal cases rely heavily on the testimony of witnesses.

 

For these reasons, Securus’ Wireless Containment System is doing much more than simply ensuring the profits of the prison and the phone operator. It is making prisons safer.

 

SAYGUS REVIEW: NewsWatch LIT OUR PATH TO HIGHER SALES

NewsWatch is a television series that Americans are well familiar with. Based in Washington, the TV show features a wide spectrum of daily news, ranging from celebrity news, product reviews, editorial reviews, and government news among others. The show airs on Monday morning, usually 7:00 am on AMC Network. Its owned and run by a video production company known as Bridge Communications.

The show has won various accolades. This year, NewsWatch has won the national 2017 Videographer Award on account of excellent programming. In addition, it has also won the Gold and Platinum 2017 Marcon award. In the previous year, the show was nominated for an award and won the Silver Telly Award.

Newswatch prides in its good working relations with over 500 companies, app developers and business of all sizes spread across the globe. Some of the notable brand names in NewsWatch’s list include Casio. Sony, D-Link, Siemens, Intel, Audi and many others.

Saygus, an American smartphone company, had developed new phone brands and was seeking to market the products when they hired NewsWatch. Faced with this challenge, they collaboratively worked with NewsWatch to review their new phones and broadcast them on TV and facilitate online campaigns.

Newswatch TV Reviews set out for Barcelona to run promotions in the Mobile World Congress on behalf of Saygus. This trip also served to give traction to the online campaign dubbed Indiegogo campaign. When the dust finally settled at the end of the vigorous marketing spearheaded by NewsWatch, Saygus Indiegogo campaign had exceeded expectations. The set target of $1 million had been exceeded by $300,000.

It’s this undoubtedly good result of the concerted efforts that left the Vice President of Saygus, Tim Rush, impressed. Tim Rush acknowledged the key role NewsWatch played in getting the timely message to the target market. He recommends NewsWatch to any entity aiming at driving sales.

 

Academy Of Art Designers Shine At New York Fashion Week

Fashion experts from around the world flock to New York City for the semi-annual New York Fashion Week. Famed designers and celebrities watch as models walk the runway in the season’s newest fashion lines. The event garners the attention of international media outlets, stylists and fashionistas.

An appearance at New York Fashion Week can turn a budding designer into a household name. That fact hasn’t been overlooked by the Academy of Art University. Ten designers who recently graduated from the Academy of Art with either a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree or a Master of Fine Arts Degree debuted their new fashion line during the week-long celebration at Skylight Clarkson Square.

This was the 21st time the Academy of Art held a runway showcase at New York Fashion Week. The designers, who have backgrounds ranging from Maine to China, displayed five collections for women and two for men. There were also several collaborations amongst the group. Several industry giants attended the show including Miss J Alexander, a popular runway coach who appeared on America’s Next Top Model, and Sara Kozlowski, the Director of Education and Professional Development at the Council of Fashion Designers of America. The looks from the show can be viewed here.

The Academy of Art was founded in 1929 by the well-known painter and magazine editor Richard S. Stephens. Since its inception, the Academy of Art has grown from a small school focused on advertising art to the largest privately owned art school in America.

The main campus of the Academy of Art is situated on one of the largest properties in all of San Francisco. The school prides itself on immersing students in the art and culture of the area. Students who elect to live on campus are housed in 17 buildings located throughout the city, allowing for an exciting student life. Online classes are also available.

Richard S. Stephens had a vision when he founded the Academy of Art. He wanted to create an academy that fostered its students love of art, regardless of what was demonstrated in their art portfolio. Judging by the talent showcased during New York Fashion Week, the founder’s vision has been realized.

 

How Malcolm CasSelle Is Promoting the Growth of Markets for In-Game Asset Exchange

The creation of WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange) has demonstrated to the tech world the power of companies and that of individuals to create tokens from in-game items. The creation of WAX’s platform has also availed a decentralized platform through which everyone can transact within the marketplace for exchanging virtual game assets.

WAX currently is reducing transaction costs while at the same time creating a marketplace that enables the transfer of assets for even games that didn’t have the functionality before. The ability to exchange in-game tokens is currently allowing the players to fractionalize their profits with other players.

It is worth noting that the tokenization of assets comes with its sets of challenges. The primary issue that has to be addressed within the Worldwide Asset eXchange is how to guarantee that all tokens traded within the market remain tied to their assets within the blockchain network.

To address this challenge, WAX has designed a multi-layered governance approach that can provide the clients using the platform with an oversight role. There are users within the marketplace who are responsible for transferring the tokens. These users are called Transfer Agents. Currently, the Transfer Agents have a supervisory committee referred to as Guilds.

In the governance of the Worldwide Assets eXchange, there are penalties imposed on Transfer Agents who do not carry on their mandate. The Penalties are enforced by the Guilds so that its reputation and that of the platform is upheld. The economic feedback imposed on the Worldwide Asset eXchange guarantees that items and tokens remain connected to their virtual assets.

The serving president at the Worldwide Asset eXchange is Malcolm CasSelle. He is also the current CIO at OPSKins. OPSKins is the world’s most trusted marketplace that enables players to trade on items from video games. Malcolm CasSelle has previously held other executive positions; he was the president of the Tribune Publishing previously known as Tronc.

Malcolm CasSelle has worked at SeaChange International; this is the same firm that acquired his company Timeline Labs. Malcolm was the CEO of Timeline Labs, a company that focused on analyzing engaging digital content.