Hiding in plain sight

January 16, 2008 9:02:26 PM PST
In 2002, a 35-year-old college art professor, who was born in Bangladesh but raised in the US, was taken to a detention center at a Detroit airport. The FBI picked him up because he fit the description of a man who was seen emptying explosives from a rented storage unit the day after the September 11th attacks.

Six months and 9 lie detector tests later, he cleared his name. To avoid another nightmare, the professor has created the perfect alibi.

Hasan Elahi tracks his every move on trackingtransience.net. He photographs everything from the food he eats to the restrooms he uses and posts them on his website. He even posts bank and ATM transactions to show where he's been.

MOVIE MYSTERY

We all know what kind of water-cooler chatter the hit mystery series LOST ignited. Now, one of the producers of LOST, has created a firestorm around his latest endeavor.

The quick, sharp editing makes the movie trailer heart racing. The handheld video perspective gives it that Blair Witch Project reality feel. While there is speculation about what the monster movie plot involves, few can speculate on the buzz it has created online.

Bloggers have been posting potential plots on cloverfieldclues.blogspot.com and some say are say the movie has ties to LOST.

VOTE MATCH

Tired of all the mudslinging and hot air from political pundits? Try logging on to speakout.com/votematch.

A simple quiz tallies your answers and predicts which candidate best suits your values.

SMARTRAISE

Glassboro High School grad Robert Moore launched the website SmartRaise.com.

It's an online tool to teach people how to successfully fundraise for schools, community groups and other causes.

Moore told Action News, "In high school and college I was involved in a lot of extra curricular and organizations and they all had the same need, which is fundraising. But, we found a lot of those fundraising needs were sub par."

So Moore thought why not set up a program online and capture people while they're already spending money online?

Groups can go to the site and raise money whenever their supporters make purchases through one of the sites retail partners.

"With SmartRaise, they're buying what they're already going to buy the way they were already going to buy it and paying the same price, but you're getting a percentage back," he explained.


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