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Local police don't go after most cybercriminals. We need better training.Blumenthal & Himes introduce legislation to strengthen cruise passenger safety lawsPIPCU launches IP Crime DirectoryPIPCU launches IP Crime DirectoryFBI agent: Human trafficking a global, local profit-making businessUnsafe Sanctuaries? Undocumented Immigrants Often Swept Up in ICE's California StingsThailand Broadens Powers of Internet CensorsFire and ICE: Blurring the Border Between Immigration and CrimePolice around the world learn to fight global-scale cybercrimeWhy Michael Flynn Could Be in Some Deep, Deep Legal TroubleWisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crimeLaw enforcement warns of scam involving jury dutyNew and interconnected risks pose fresh challenges to businesses in Singapore and Asia Pacific, reports Aon's 2017 ...Men Are Secretly Removing Condoms During Sex And This Woman Wants To Make It A Crime.Kalispell-area sting nets several arrests for soliciting prostitution

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Parents key to keeping children safe online
Lynchburg News and AdvanceApril 9, 2017

Smart phones, tablets and other devices can be powerful tools for learning and entertainment, but these devices sometimes bring children into contact with a predator. Keeping children safe online is a constant battle for the investigators of the ...more »

Spy Merchants: What is electronic surveillance?
Aljazeera.comApril 10, 2017

It might not even be just intelligence agencies, but even regular law enforcement that is doing the collecting. Besides governments, there are also a lot of companies who use the Internet to track what people do. This collection of large swaths of data ...more »

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Local police don't go after most cybercriminals. We need better training.
Bangor Daily NewsApril 27, 2017

That's exactly what happens every day when Americans call their local police to report online bank fraud, tax-return fraud and other crimes committed via the internet. I work on this a lot as a police detective. From what I've seen, outside a few ...more »

Blumenthal & Himes introduce legislation to strengthen cruise passenger safety laws
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)April 27, 2017

The fight continues today with the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. This bill bolsters current law with tighter crime reporting, expanded video surveillance equipment and record-keeping requirements, and streamlined tracking and public reporting of ...more »

PIPCU launches IP Crime Directory
IPPro The InternetApril 27, 2017

Detective Chief Superintendent Glenn Maleary, head of the economic crime directorate at the City of London Police, said: “The key to tackling intellectual property crime is business and law enforcement working together to take action against criminals ...more »

PIPCU launches IP Crime Directory
IPPro The InternetApril 27, 2017

The City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched a new intellectual property crime database, aimed at boosting the ability of law enforcement worldwide to identify and tackle counterfeiting. Launched yesterday (26 April ...more »

FBI agent: Human trafficking a global, local profit-making business
Community journalApril 27, 2017

Another is that victims will ask for help, cooperate with law enforcement and/or self-ID as a victim. “I have yet to have one of these girls tell me, 'Help me',” Clark said. Now, Clark said, the one constant is that being on the internet makes this ...more »

Unsafe Sanctuaries? Undocumented Immigrants Often Swept Up in ICE's California Stings
NewsweekApril 26, 2017

Just under the public radar, however, police in many sanctuary cities work closely with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on operations targeting drugs, gangs and human trafficking. Many law enforcement agencies argue the federal-local ...more »

Thailand Broadens Powers of Internet Censors
Bloomberg BNAApril 26, 2017

The government will have greater power under the updated law to act if a computer crime affects “national security, public safety, national economic stability, or the infrastructure for public benefit.” The digital ministry would not need court ...more »

Fire and ICE: Blurring the Border Between Immigration and Crime
Capital and MainApril 26, 2017

California's local sanctuary policies vary from city to city, but most seek to prevent undocumented immigrants from being arrested and deported, as well as to ensure that these immigrants feel safe reporting crimes, acting as witnesses and testifying ...more »

Police around the world learn to fight global-scale cybercrime
ValueWalkApril 26, 2017

... criminally motivated emails per week. Our study of Avalanche, and of the groundbreaking law enforcement effort that ultimately took it down in December 2016, gives us a look at how the cybercriminal underground will operate in the future, and how ...more »

Why Michael Flynn Could Be in Some Deep, Deep Legal Trouble
LawNewzApril 26, 2017

The House Oversight Committee just finished its review of classified documents relating to Flynn, and it sure sounds like Flynn broke the law. First, Flynn accepted payments exceeding $65,000 from companies linked to Russia in 2015 – $45,000 of which ...more »

Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime
WKOWApril 25, 2017

(AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump presidential campaign rallies show no evidence that laws were broken. Conservative ...more »

Law enforcement warns of scam involving jury duty
Fayetteville ObserverApril 25, 2017

The U.S. Marshals is asking the public to be aware of a phone scam involving jury duty. The scammers will call and pose as a U.S. Marshal or a different law enforcement officer, telling victims they've missed federal jury duty, a press release said ...more »

New and interconnected risks pose fresh challenges to businesses in Singapore and Asia Pacific, reports Aon's 2017 ...
Yahoo FinanceApril 25, 2017

Defective products, fraudulent business practices, inappropriate staff behaviour and corruption continue to be key threats to reputation. Social media has amplified their impact, making companies more vulnerable. With both smartphone and mobile ...more »

Men Are Secretly Removing Condoms During Sex And This Woman Wants To Make It A Crime.
BuzzFeed NewsApril 25, 2017

Their narratives highlight a kind of gender-based assault that is common, but hardly discussed outside of internet groups: purposefully removing condoms during sex without consent, or “stealthing.” A new article in the Columbia Journal of Gender and ...more »

Kalispell-area sting nets several arrests for soliciting prostitution
KXLH Helena NewsApril 25, 2017

He says the training will educate law enforcement on the extent of the crime in Montana, how to identify and treat victims, interviewing strategies and how to put a case together. He says he hopes officer's will take away a better awareness because he ...more »

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