By Susanna Speier
Denver Private Investigator Blogger
ESTES PARK – The weekend of October 9th, private investigators from all over the country were navigating a narrow, two-lane mountain road. In a scene reminiscent of the opening credits of “The Shining,” they wound their way to the high altitude destination of the 2015 Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado (PPIAC) conference in Estes Park, Colorado.
Though not as old as the Stanley Hotel, famous for inspiring Stephen King to write, “The Shining,” The Rocky Mountain Park Inn’s pine-beamed ceilings, thickly chlorinated swimming pool, foosball table and muted orange, lime and olive blends offered a distinctly retro vibe to the weekend’s festivities.
Conference topics, by contrast, could not have been more current. Jonette Miranda of Mj Investigations, LLC, gave a presentation titled “Hunting People Legally,” addressing how social media was revolutionizing the private investigator world. Miranda discussed facial recognition softwares, (happy Back to the Future 2015 day, btw) now an integral part of Facebook software and how PIs can make use of this kind of public information obtained on social networks.
“People give me information in their own words” she said, emphasizing the importance of — More—