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Metro East St. Louis priest arrested in child porn case after cyber tip to police

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Whitewater parents, community learn about cyber safety

WHITEWATER — Whitewater School Liaison Officer Jacob Hintz shared information about cyberbullying and cyber safety to parents of school-age children and community members Monday.

Whitewater Middle School business and information technology teacher Angela Ketter made welcoming remarks before introducing Hintz during the gathering at

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Metro East priest arrested in child porn case after cyber tip to police

The Catholic Diocese of Belleville said it is cooperating with investigators after one of its associate pastors was taken into police custody Monday in an apparent child pornography investigation.

The pastor is identified by the diocese as the Rev. Gerald R. Hechenberger. He is the associate pastor of Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish in Mascoutah, St. Pancratius Parish in Fayetteville and St. Liborius Parish in St. Libory, according to the Catholic Diocese of Belleville.

The diocese issued this statement on Monday, after learning that Hechenberger was taken into police custody:

“This is a very serious matter for Father Hechenberger,” the statement says. “At this point, the Diocese has no reason to believe that any parishioners are affected by this matter. The Diocese is awaiting an update on information from the civil authorities, and has assured them of the Diocese’s full cooperation. Beyond requesting your prayers for Father

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Attorney General cracking down on cyber crimes involving children – WDAM

PINE BELT (WDAM) –

In the last 12 months, two dozen people have been arrested in Mississippi for cyber crimes involving children, and seven of those suspects were arrested in the Pine Belt. 

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said his Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is always scanning the internet for potential predators.

“We’re not keeping any secrets,” Hood said.  “Thing is, we are going to catch you if you are downloading child porn.”

There have been 24 arrests and 31 convictions in the last twelve months in Mississippi, according to the Attorney General’s Office.  Those statistics are from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  Charges include exploitation of a child, child sex trafficking and distribution of child pornography.

“These images that people are downloading of child pornography, when you see us make an arrest, it is of a child that

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Gorsuch on Cyber-Related Issues: Part One

Writing with a storyteller’s prose, Judge Neil Gorsuch’s knowledge about cyber issues leaps off the page. From explaining file or operating systems to evaluating the credibility of databases, he often deeply engages with the technology at issue—unless, that is, it was not plead, preserved, or supported with more than minimal proof. Reading his cyber-related cases as a whole, he seems to respond to detailed, creative, and thorough lawyering—opting to engage fully with cyber issues when they are teed up accordingly. On a Supreme Court that is not particularly technologically savvy, Gorsuch’s technical sophistication could be of great value.

What follows is the first in a three-part series of Judge Gorsuch’s treatment of cyber-related issues.

 

United States v. Ackerman (2016)

In a case decided this past summer, Walter Ackerman’s email was flagged by AOL’s automated attempt at child pornography detection.

Every image has

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DeKalb County Schools dedicated to addressing cyber safety in 2017 and beyond

The DeKalb County School District is working to engage students, teachers and parents in a year-long effort to address the safe use of social media and the internet.

The district’s cyber safety awareness initiative, which recently held a district-wide cyber safety day in February, is helping to communicate to students and their families how the misuse of online behavior can result in serious harm, according to Monika Davis, the director of virtual learning with the school district.

“We recognize the web and social media are fun and efficient ways of networking in our increasingly global world,” said Superintendent Stephen Green in a statement. “But if our young people are not careful about who they are contacting, they could expose themselves to dangers such as human trafficking, identity theft and more. As educators, we will take the lead in proactively helping our students and families avoid those risks.”

For the Cyber Safety Day Feb.

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Cyber Investigators warn parents of uninentionally compromising police investigations

TULSA, Okla. – Cyber investigators are warning Green Country parents of the dangers of “calling out” online predators on social media.

Officials said parents, angered by online predators attempts to contact their children, have the tendency to take to the internet, posting the suspects information in an effort to warn others.

However, investigators said doing so, could do more harm than good.

“Everyone has a phone, and that’s the most important thing,” Amie Hardy, Principal at Jenks said. “It’s like their connection. Their arm. They can’t function without it.”

As a school principal, Hardy sees it every day, while cyber investigator and co-founder of the Demand project, Jason Weis, sees the other side of it.

“All you need is WiFi and a kid that can set up a profile and then there’s plenty of bad guys out there and plenty of kids, and they meet somewhere in the middle,” Weis said.

Strangers lurk online, targeting young

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