Monday, August 4, 2008

Child Porn - What's going on?

Here's a few interesting articles you should definately read.

DOJ Wants More Money To Scour P2P Networks for Child Porn

Officials Find Child Pornography on 20,000 Va. Computers

Letter to Sen. Tom Coburn from Grier Weeks regarding Operation Fairplay

Rick Rolled to Child Porn = You're a pedophile says the FBI

FBI posts fake hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects


Operation Fairplay

"Through the existing Fairplay system, investigators log onto peer-to-peer file-sharing networks as any other person would and search for files containing certain keywords that are likely to indicate child pornography is involved. Then they download files--frequently videos, sometimes as long as 20 to 30 minutes, with names like "children kiddy underage illegal.mpg" and much more obscene--to their own machines. The Fairplay software allows the investigator to obtain the IP address of the file's sender and, in some cases, display its geographic location in map form.
Once armed with an IP address and date and time of the download, investigators can subpoena the Internet service provider for more information, such as name and address of the subscriber who was assigned it at that moment. It's not clear whether any wiretaps are also conducted to monitor ongoing file-swapping.
Through that process, investigators have identified more than 600,000 unique computers allegedly trafficking in child pornography and traced them to the United States. But Biden and others have voiced dismay that they're only equipped with the resources to investigate about 2 percent of those potential cases. " Source C-net News

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