Related News: Huntsville man accused of paying $20K to molest teen; victim was smuggled to U.S. from Honduras

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Huntsville man accused of paying $20K to molest teen; victim was smuggled to U.S. from Honduras:

The father brought the teen to the U.S. from Honduras in 2010. The father began sexually molesting him when he was 15 years old and they moved to Huntsville, records state. Soon after, the father forced his son to have sexual contact with Edwards, the special agent wrote in the affidavit.

Other evidence includes text messages and pornographic photos, including nude pictures of the teen, records state.

The teen received 13 payments from Edwards, but the boy typically was required to give the money to his father, court records allege. Bank records show the payments between November 20, 2015 and April 10, 2017 total $20,350, according to investigators.

Source: AL.com

Cyberbullying – an epidemic

Greg Price recently submitted an article to the Troy Messenger, Cyberbullying – an epidemic:

In 2006, I received a request that angered and horrified me. Law enforcement often call with requests to review computer evidence, sometimes, they request assistance in collecting the computer evidence. A state law enforcement agency requested assistance with collection of computer evidence from an active crime scene. I traveled to the site.

I was unaware of the nature of the crime, until my arrival. A child, not quite a teenager, committed suicide. Near the child, a laptop glowed eerily. Law enforcement did not want to interact with the laptop due to its changing contents, for fear of damaging possible evidence.

The laptop displayed active contents from a discussion board. I discovered that the child visited the discussion board seeking help. The digital hangout was popular among teenagers. The presence, while not designed with ill intentions, became a conduit for bullying. Young people visited the site, degraded one another, spoke poorly about themselves and others. The power of perceived anonymity was powerful: remain hidden behind a computer and lash out, act in a fashion that most would never contemplate in the physical world.

Related News: Paedophiles who download images ‘won’t all be charged’

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled Paedophiles who download images ‘won’t all be charged’.

Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency has said.

Keith Bristow said expecting all the estimated 50,000 people in the UK who have accessed abuse images to be brought to justice was “not realistic”.

He said police would have to focus on those who posed most risk.

Source: BBC News

Related News: Nude ‘Snapchat images’ put online by hackers

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled Nude ‘Snapchat images’ put online by hackers.

Explicit images believed to have been sent through messaging service Snapchat were reportedly put online, with threats from hackers to upload more.

Users who had been accessing the service via a third-party app, and not the official Snapchat app, had their images intercepted.

As half of its users are aged between 13 and 17, there is concern that many of the images may be of children.

Source: BBC News

Related News: Third batch of naked celeb photos leaked

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled Third batch of naked celeb photos leaked.

They were photographs taken in private, but that hasn’t stopped a third batch of naked images of celebrities being leaked online.

Source: BBC News

Related News: Facebook Glitch Revealed Thumbnails & Descriptions Of Friends’ Private Videos

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. TechCrunch published an article titled Facebook Glitch Revealed Thumbnails & Descriptions Of Friends’ Private Videos.

Unfortunately, those controls haven’t been working as they should: for the last week it’s been possible to see a full listing of your friends’ Facebook videos, including the name, thumbnail, description, and people tagged in each clip — regardless of whether or not you were supposed to have access to the videos.

Source: TechCrunch