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Senator files bill to help fund internet crime investigations | FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Investigators say they’re seeing more internet crimes against children and an increasing severity of them. Now one state lawmaker wants to make sure agencies get more funding to investigate these crimes.

“I think it’s becoming increasingly easy for offenders to come in contact online with increasingly younger and younger child victims,” said Captain Chuck Cohen with Indiana State Police.

Cohen said Indiana is seeing more child pornography, online child solicitation and online child sexual extortion each year.

“As an example we receive reports form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and for the calendar year 2017 we received 2,291 reports,” he said.

Last year, it was 2,119, in 2015 it was 2,055 and in 2014 the number was 1,707 according to data Cohen provided.

He said the investigations often go beyond Indiana, require skilled investigators, are technically complex and more and more expensive.

“I am looking for a way to create a

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2018/01/11/senator-files-bill-to-help-fund-internet-crime-investigations/

Senator files bill to help fund internet crime investigations

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Investigators say they’re seeing more internet crimes against children and an increasing severity of them. Now one state lawmaker wants to make sure agencies get more funding to investigate these crimes.

“I think it’s becoming increasingly easy for offenders to come in contact online with increasingly younger and younger child victims,” ISP Captain Chuck Cohen said.

Cohen said Indiana is seeing more child pornography, online child solicitation and online child sexual extortion each year.

“As an example we receive reports form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and for the calendar year 2017 we received 2,291 reports,” he said.

Last year, it was 2,119, in 2015 it was 2,055 and in 2014 the number was 1,707 according to data Cohen provided.

He said the investigations often go beyond Indiana, require skilled investigators, are technically complex and more and more expensive.

“I am looking for a way to create a fund that would

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2018/01/11/senator-files-bill-to-help-fund-internet-crime-investigations/

Mars is boycotting YouTube after investigations found sexualised comments under videos of children

Susan WojcickiYouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki._SJP1857 / Wikimedia Commons

  • Mars has suspended global advertising with Google after two investigations by the BBC and The Times found sexualised comments under videos of children.
  • Volunteer moderators who flag inappropriate comments or suspected predator accounts told the publications they get little help from YouTube.
  • The volunteers said they have no child protection training, and hand over data to the police.
  • YouTube has taken measures to crack down on inappropriate content but acknowledged it has more to do.

YouTube is still failing to clean up inappropriate, sexualised comments left under videos featuring children, according to investigations by the BBC and The Times.

And Mars has suspended its global advertising with Google after The Times found its ads running against videos featuring children, with predatory comments beneath.

YouTube reportedly relies on a handful of volunteers to clean up

Read more at: http://uk.businessinsider.com/mars-boycotted-youtube-over-sexualised-comments-under-videos-of-children-2017-11

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

Read more at: http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/cyber-investigators-warn-parents-of-uninentionally-compromising-police-investigations

Crowdsourcing Criminal Investigations In The Digital Age

Do-it-yourself detectives. A new army of freelance amateurs is using the Internet to solve cold cases–long-unsolved homicides—across the country.

On TV, cold cases get solved with a magical high tech ease. Here’s the body. Here are the teeth. Here’s the DNA swab. Done. In real life, lots and lots of deaths, murders, bodies just remain mysterious. Unidentified. Unsolved. Frozen. Buried. Forgotten. Police and detectives eventually have other things to do. But some people don’t. They’re obsessed. They’re online. And they’re endlessly playing with the puzzle pieces. Sleuthing after hours. Connecting the dots of unsolved deaths and crimes. This hour On Point: Cold cases, crowd-sourced and cracked, by freelancers online. — Tom Ashbrook