Category Archives: Investigation-4- Searches and seizures

Investigations – search for confessions of criminals

An old post I just managed to read, “Japanese ISPs Decide That Criminal Confessions Should Be Blocked Online” (TechDirt, 2 July 2008)

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Laptop searches in the US

“DHS: Laptop Border Searches Are Bad… Except When We Do It” http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080917/1048522292.shtml (17 September 2008) Hopefully a Bill is being introduced since then (1 October 2008), the Senators not being kin of the searches “Senators Not Thrilled About Laptop Searches … Continue reading

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Cyber-Investigations and human rights

To monitor the internet to detect (and deter?) crime seems a good idea at first sight. Yet objections are many: practical objection: is it realistic to consider being able to control the internet? It’s like wanting to monitor the mail … Continue reading

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Investigations: clicking=guilty

Please read the following article carefully. It is about US law, but the practice could be more widespread and whether UK law on interception could protect people is questionable. The facts are the following: honeypot (= fake website or similar … Continue reading

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Investigations of files and documents

Nothing new: we all know that documents keep track of their multiple modifications. Not to difficult to find out. Hence the French Government could have been a bit more careful when releasing its first Bill reforming liability of hosting providers … Continue reading

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Fighting cybercrime again: technical help to gather evidence

The challenge of cybercrime is not simply to gather evidence, but to gather evidence that can later be used at trial and pass the test of admissibility (i.e. integrity and reliability). The students’ initiative in West Australia is interesting, for … Continue reading

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Investigation: police forces and the internet

The negative (and recurrent) view about the need for special forces and more money to tackle cybercrime: (15 February 2008)http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39292863,00.htm?r=1 and more specific problems of investigations: “German Government Struggles To Tap Encrypted Skype Calls” (28 January 2008)http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080127/10382079.shtml with a US … Continue reading

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Cyber investigation and anonymity

Been a long time since I last heard of anonymity; I nearly thought it was a buried issue, but US Government policy seems to stir the matter again. The approach is definitely threatening liberties, plus technically and financially I wonder … Continue reading

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Enforcement:

probable cause or plausible reasons to ask for warrant.In the US, but could obviously interest the UK, a practice about mobile phone data, easily transferable to cybercrime given that the mobile phone technology is now computerised to the extreme some … Continue reading

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