Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2008
Bay Area-based environmental and geotechnical consulting firm Treadwell & Rollo has begun offering all employees a free one-year membership to social networking registry Portcard.net. Portcard.net is a registry that authenticates the identity of the person behind a username on social networking services like Facebook. Portcard.net protects children, teenagers and adults against Internet predators who try to take advantage of them by exploiting the total anonymity of the Internet.
Treadwell & Rollo began paying one-year registration fees on Portcard.net for all employees and family members that registered during the month of December. President and CEO Phil Tringale decided to offer Portcard.net to Treadwell & Rollo employee families after watching news stories about the sexual predator problem for both children and adults who are meeting people on the Internet.
"Treadwell & Rollo is committed to our employees' and our families' health and safety and we're offering Portcard.net as a way to keep us all safer on the Internet," said Tringale. "This service should dramatically reduce the risk to our children and give comfort to adults in knowing that children have the ability and obligation to authenticate identities of the people they are communicating with on social networks."
"We are delighted that Treadwell & Rollo is adding Portcard.net to their employee benefits," said Portcard.net Founder Ricky Doyle. "Treadwell & Rollo's support of Portcard.net demonstrates that Portcard.net can be a valuable benefit to employers and helps ensure that their employees and their families can have safer social networking experiences."
Tringale hopes Treadwell & Rollo will become a 100% Portcard-authenticated firm and be known as a role model for other firms in the Bay Area and elsewhere.
Portcard.net seamlessly allows social networking users the option of "carding" or authenticating people who send them friend requests through Portcard.net's proprietary system. Children get into the safety habit of "carding" friends on the internet, much as they would use a seat belt in a car. In a matter of minutes, users can check to see if these new friends have an authenticated identity stored at Portcard.net.
Portcard.net stores a user's identity information in case there is a need to identify a particular registered user to law enforcement. Portcard.net does not share personal information with any other entities. Portcard.net's service is agnostic and can be fully integrated with the various social networking sites.
Portcard.net (http://www.portcard.net) was founded by Richard Proctor Doyle III (Ricky) and Paul Eric Loeb -- business students at the University of Southern California (USC) -- to fulfill their vision of creating a safer internet. Portcard.net's team includes a strong advisory board that includes internet security specialists and current and former law enforcement officials.
About Treadwell & Rollo, Inc. (http://www.treadwellrollo.com)
Treadwell & Rollo, founded in 1988, has become a nationally recognized environmental and geotechnical consulting firm serving private and public clients throughout California and beyond. The dedicated professionals of Treadwell & Rollo are committed to finding economical and effective solutions to the challenges that confront their clients. Clients include Fortune 100 basic industries, electronic and software manufacturers, urban property owners and developers, law firms, and municipalities and governments. The company's most visible projects include AT&T Park, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, corporate campuses for Oracle and Sun Microsystems, and the underground expansion of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Treadwell & Rollo is currently, and has been, the primary consultants on some of the most notable environmental investigation and remediation projects in the country.
Ricky Doyle, Founder
2540 Camino Diablo, Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA. 94597
Philip T. Tringale
President, CEO and Principal Engineer
Treadwell & Rollo, Inc.