- UK - Police demand extra cash to tackle internet child abuse +/-
(Guardian) Britain's strategy to tackle internet paedophilia is being seriously undermined by a lack of funding, senior police officers have warned. The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has asked for more cash to fund a national strategy against child abuse on the internet. see also Police 'failing to arrest paedophiles' (BBC), UK - A force to be reckoned with (Guardian) by John Carr. Operation Ore, the police investigation into a child porn ring, is raising fundamental questions about the priority the police attach to child protection and about the capacity of the Home Office to respond to rapid change. see also UK - Mass arrests in child porn inquiry (BBC) Police have arrested 56 people across the north of England on suspicion of viewing child pornography on the Internet. The arrests by Northumbria Police officers are part of a national investigation called Operation Ore.
- UK - British Web designer charged over viruses +/-
(Reuters) A Web site designer has been charged with sending computer viruses around the globe, including one rated the world's third most prolific, according to Scotland Yard. Simon Vallor, 21, from Llandudno, in Wales, was arrested following a tip-off from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has been charged with hacking and sending the "Gokar Redesi" and "Admirer" email computer viruses, and with the possession of indecent images of children.
- UK - Child porn 'librarian' jailed +/-
(Guardian) A young computer clerk who ran Britain's biggest online child pornography library was jailed for two years at the Old Bailey yesterday. Darren Guest spent hours in front of his bedroom PC building up an "abhorrent" collection of pre-teen material with the help of other paedophiles contacted through internet chatrooms.
- UK - Global weapon to fight child net porn +/-
(BBC) Police forces around the globe will soon be using software developed in Britain as part of the worldwide fight against child pornography. It is part of an initiative from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to tackle pornography in Eastern Europe and South East Asia, where much of the indecent imagery of children comes from. SurfControl, based in Cheshire, originally developed its filtering software to aid UK police in the investigation of online child abuse. The software allows police to trace and target people who seek, possess or distribute pornographic images of children on the net.
- UK - Hopes raised for Internet grooming ban +/-
(ZDNet UK) Internet grooming, the practice by which paedophiles use the Web to cultivate relationships with children with the aim of making contact and abusing them, could soon be made illegal. The Queen's Speech, which lays out the government's legislative agenda for the next 12 months, included a commitment to bring forward a bill to review the laws on sexual offences. The precise details of the bill will not be published until later this year, but it is likely that this bill will outlaw the grooming of children by paedophiles, following pressure from child protection charities.
- UK - IWF recommends stopping feeds from 76 newgroups +/-
(Press Release) The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has announced a tough stance against 51 newsgroups that regularly carry child abuse images and a further 25 newsgroups with names that appear to advertise or advocate paedophilia. The IWF is recommending to all UK Internet Service Providers that these newsgroups ought to be detached from their newsfeeds and servers.
- US - House considers jailing hackers for life +/-
(CNET News.com) A last-minute addition to a proposal for a Department of Homeland Security would punish malicious computer hackers with life in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 299 to 121 to approve the bill, which combines parts of 22 existing federal agencies into a new department. During closed-door negotiations before the debate began, the House Republican leadership inserted the Cyber Security Enhancement Act (CSEA) into the Homeland Security bill. CSEA expands the ability of police to conduct Internet or telephone eavesdropping without first obtaining a court order, and offers Internet providers more latitude to disclose information to police.
- US - Judge rules cops' hacker went too far +/-
(CNET News.com) A federal judge has ruled that law enforcement officials went too far when they tried to use evidence gathered by a known hacker to convict someone of possessing child pornography.
- US wants to extradite UK hacker +/-
(vnunet) US authorities want to extradite a UK hacker accused of breaking into nearly 100 government and private-sector computers. Gary McKinnon, an unemployed computer programmer living in London, is alleged to have caused damage estimated at more than £500,000. And consultants have warned that other hackers may be able to replicate the attacks.
- 2002-11-29 FR, Issy-les-Moulineaux - Administration électronique et données personnelles +/-
(Forum des droits sur l'Internet) Sixième et dernière séance du débat public itinérant qu'organise le sur la question de l'administration électronique et la protection des données personnelles se tiendra à Issy-les-Moulineaux le 29 novembre 2002. Parallèlement, vous pouvez réagir et ainsi prolonger les débats en postant vos contributions sur le forum de discussion ouvert à cet effet. voir aussi Compte-rendu du débat public organisé à Lille le 8 novembre 2002. Débattre : Administration électronique et données personnelles.
- 2002-12-02 BR, Salvador, Bahia - International Conference about Child Pornography on the Internet +/-
(CEDECA-BA) 2 - 3 December 2002, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The first international conference in Latin America against child pornography on the Internet is organised by the ECPAT representative in Brazil CEDECA-BA. The conference is a 2 day event bringing stakeholders together to create work groups and action plans.
- 2002-12-14 NL, Amsterdam - ICANN 2002 Annual Meeting +/-
(ICANN) Pre-registration is now open for ICANN's 2002 Annual Meeting, to be held on 14 and 15 December 2002 at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel & Conference Center at Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport, the Netherlands.
- 2003-03-23 BR, Rio de Janeiro - ICANN Meetings +/-
(ICANN) 23-27 March 2003 ICANN Meetings Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 2003-06-22 CA, Montreal - ICANN Meeting +/-
(ICANN) Montreal, Canada has been selected at the site for the June 2003 meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, 22 June, through Thursday 26 June, with an ICANN Public Forum to be held on Wednesday, 25 June, and the ICANN Board to meet on Thursday, 26 June.