Archive for the ‘The Register’ Category

Child protection group’s creep-catcher passes Turing Test

November 6, 2013

“Online predators stung by avatar of ten year old girl” – but most of the commenters say the ‘predators’ realised she was a fake.

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Paedophiles ‘disguise’ child abuse pages as legit websites

March 26, 2012

“Child abusers are latching onto new methods to distribute paedophilic material online, according to an annual report by the Internet Watch Foundation.”

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Operation Ore was based on flawed evidence from the start

April 4, 2011

“Britain’s biggest ever computer crime investigation, Operation Ore, was flawed by a catalogue of ‘discrepancies, errors and uncertainties’, disclosed reports of two national police conferences seen by The Register reveal.”

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Overzealous anti-paedo scheme not dead yet

February 7, 2011

“Volunteers and those working with children will only need to undergo intrusive vetting of their private lives in future if they work in ‘sensitive posts’ or ‘have intensive contact with children or vulnerable people’.”

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Operation Ore decision a ‘serious miscarriage of justice’ – lawyer

December 6, 2010

“The solicitor who brought the Operation Ore appeal that was finally rejected today has questioned whether the British courts had the expertise to consider deeply technical cases.”

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Judges reject Operation Ore appeal

December 6, 2010

“The Court of Appeal has rejected claims that some individuals prosecuted under Operation Ore for incitement to distribute indecent photographs were themselves the victims of credit card fraud.”

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CEOP chief accuses UK.gov of putting kids at risk

October 12, 2010

“Britain’s most senior anti-paedophile policeman, who resigned last week in a row with the Home Secretary over the future of his organisation, has told MPs he quit because a proposed new structure will put children at risk.”

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Internet firms welcome CEOP chief’s exit

October 5, 2010

“Jim Gamble’s resignation as Britain’s most senior child protection policeman has today been welcomed by a broad coalition of internet firms, who said they had been alienated by his aggressive approach.”

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UK head of online child protection resigns

October 5, 2010

“Jim Gamble, head of the UK’s Child Exploitation Online Protection Unit (CEOP), has resigned in a row over the supposed independence of his fiefdom.”

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Sex, lies, and botnets: the saga of Perverted Justice

September 24, 2010

“A computer programmer has been convicted of unleashing crippling attacks on rollingstone.com and other websites after they published a humiliating account of him engaging in an adulterous online affair with a fictitious woman.”

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