Category Archives: Investigation-3- Miscelleanous

Evidence, social networking = conviction

Should MySpace Friends & Photos Be Enough Evidence To Convict Someone Of Criminal Gang Activity | Techdirt. 29 December 2010 if the story is true, pretty scary and contrary to basic rules of evidence

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Reports of crime: difficulties in the UK

Whereas France has now a unique website to report cybercrimes, the UK still struggles, with no sight of relief yet. E-crime victims uncertain where to turn (, 27 August 2009)

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Europol’s improvement

COUNCIL DECISION of 6 April 2009 establishing the European Police Office (Europol) – the decision is available at beaware: Europol exists since 1992

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Hadopi, right to access a court of first instance and piracy policy

Before it was even adopted by Parliament, the French bill that promoted the three strikes policy in its attempt to fight piracy was doomed. The EU Parliament condemned it (See TechDirt, 6 May 2009) EU Says No To Three Strikes … Continue reading

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House of COmmons’ control on Government’s policy and EU

The House of COmmons’ European Scrutiny Committee delivered its 8th report (may 2009) and analyse, in particular, the UK Government’s implementation of EU policy on cyber attacks. Pages 19 to 21, after having summarised the EU policy, the Committee analyses … Continue reading

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Child porn and prosecution policy: bias charges?

The story is problematic for several reasons: 1.1) the charges, as reported below, should never have existed as the image is not even pornographic – this is purely a legal argument/point 1.2) the charges should not have been started either … Continue reading

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Skype and interception of communication (update)

A very interesting article (because of the details provided) has been written in French. The reason why Skype’s communications are difficult to intercept is that they are using encryption keys that Skype, so far, has refused to communicate.A software is … Continue reading

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Skype and interception of communications

Skype does not allow for easy wiretapping of conversations. Anyone can imagine the potential for criminals, but also, on the good side, for dissidents. However, I don’t think the loophole will remain for long; somebody somewhere will invent a good … Continue reading

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Paying people to filter the internet

China seems to now pay people per porn website discovered and reported. Being cynical, I wonder to which extent this solution might be cheaper than hiring them as full-time employees for the Great Firewall. A future law and economics study?In … Continue reading

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Localisation of e-mail senders via Google mail

Quite a scary feature for Google mail users: according to the French JDN (web journal), Google will make available to other users the geographical localisation of users when they send e-mails with city/village, region and country.In terms of privacy, it … Continue reading

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