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Europol Takes Down Ransomware Cybercrime Gang
2013-02-14 05:11:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Europol announced on Wednesday that it has broken up a well-organized gang of cybercriminals that extorted millions of euros from online users in more 30 countries by persuading them pay phony police fines. The group used a "ransomware" virus that locked victims´ computers, and then displayed messages claiming the action was taken by authorities based on the users´ abusive Internet usage. The message told victims they...

2012-12-11 12:30:44

Grant to support training for law enforcement who work on cases involving missing or exploited children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), today announced it has received $130,000 as part of the Motorola Solutions Foundation's Public Safety and Security Institute. The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions Inc. Through the grant, NCMEC's Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement...

2012-11-28 08:35:12

LORTON, Va., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bode Technology Group, Inc. (Bode), a leading provider of innovative forensic DNA services, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) announced today their partnership to help the families of missing and unidentified children. Bode will provide pro bono forensic DNA analysis to law enforcement agencies working with NCMEC on missing and unidentified child cases. Local jurisdictions may not have easy access to the...

2012-10-11 11:25:50

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Launches New Global Effort Involving Pharmaceutical Companies, the Mayo Clinic, CDC and Others ZURICH, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) today announced the creation of a unique collaboration involving the world's foremost leaders in health. A new 25-member Global Health Coalition involving leaders that span all areas of the health industry will...

Sexting Among Teens Still A Growing Problem
2012-09-17 13:12:44

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new survey has shown just how outrageous "sexting" has gotten, claiming that one out of every seven Los Angeles high schoolers use their smartphone to send out the sexually-explicit text messages. Researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles say teenagers in Los Angeles were seven times more likely to be sexually active if they had admitted to sexting than those who had never engaged in the activity. The...

2012-08-30 02:24:51

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven Hirsch, co-chairman of adult movie powerhouse Vivid Entertainment, today cautioned the GOP to lower the rhetoric against adult entertainment intended for adults. At the same time, he saluted Republicans for their stand against child pornography but suggests that they catch up to modern times when it comes to grown ups. The Republican platform adopted in Tampa this week said "the Internet must be made safe for children" and called on service...

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2012-07-12 13:49:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian parliament yesterday unanimously decided to adopt a bill which allows them to exercise a greater control over the Internet. Now, many Russians are worried this is just the first step to widespread censorship by the Russian government. Only one man stands between this bill and the law: Russia´s president, Vladimir Putin. Similar to the Internet protests which occurred when the U.S. Government voted on bills SOPA...

30 Percent Of Teens Are Sexting
2012-07-03 05:35:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the past 15 years, teenagers have gone from communicating to their friends through AOL Instant Messenger on their family computer, to texting on their very own smartphone. However, new research indicates that the transition may have actually just opened up a new portal for teens to take advantage of. Teens are sexting at a higher rate than ever before, according to new research published in the July 2 issue of Archives of Pediatrics...

2012-06-27 06:23:21

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) is pleased to announce that Patty Wetterling has been elected chair of its Board of Directors. Wetterling takes over for John Ryan who has been appointed chief executive officer of NCMEC. "It is with highest regard that I turn over the title of chair of the Board of Directors to Patty Wetterling," said CEO John Ryan. "I know that her experience and knowledge will...

2012-06-22 06:25:25

SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The subject of pornography is not a common topic of conversation in the K-12 industry, but Gaggle is changing that at ISTE 2012 with talk of their Anti-Pornography Scanner (APS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120126/CG42426LOGO) The APS is a sophisticated tool used to detect pornography in electronic communications and on websites. The scanner looks at embedded and attached images and URL's to determine whether an image is pornographic....