Category Archives: Investigation-3- Miscelleanous

Terrorist search -use of language searches

I read the post sent by Statewatch in its last newsletter. I clicked rather out of habit/curiosity than anything else, but what I read, I found deeply disturbing. Please read the whole post before reading mine – you will then … Continue reading

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sex offenders and MySpace

Two interesting bits of information here: 1) that MySpace does filter its users’ profile to search for sex offenders; I can understand why, but this is a permanent ban or ostracism on those offenders based on the philosophy of no … Continue reading

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Private sector collaboration with investigatory forces

Two stories about the private sector wanting to or already collaborating with police forces, at least in the UK. That the firms stop avoiding the issue is a good sign and it is sad to say that it takes a … Continue reading

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Investigations – luck or display of forces?

The main problem of cyberspace is always tracking done the authors of offences. Some crimes will never be solved, unless maybe their authors unveil later on their methods; some may be solved although the more time elapsed the more unlikely … Continue reading

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Tracking down hackers

An interesting article from CCRC about unresolved cybercrimes. The last three are from 2008, so it may be a bit early to say the offenders have not been tracked down, although as with any type of forensics, time is of … Continue reading

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RFID, privacy and investigation

The following article raises awareness of the RIFD revolution in Europe and the rest of the world. A technology that allows any item to be tracked down and monitored from around the world, it is highly used, according to the … Continue reading

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Anonymity and fighting harassment and libel

In the US, Kentucky lawmaker filed a bill to make anonymous posting illegal. The website operator who would fail to enforce the law (i.e. let somebody posting without identifying him/herself) would pay a fine.there are two problems here: first, free … Continue reading

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