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Web police to fight paedophiles

Wednesday, January 26, 2005 (09:02:26)
Police and major internet companies around the world have launched a website on which children can report their suspicions about the activities of possible paedophiles. Microsoft and AOL will put a link on their websites to the Virtual Global Task Force (VGTF), which is run by international law enforcement agencies and where police officers will be able to gather evidence. Vodafone and BT have joined the UK's National Crime Squad (NCS) as partner agencies.

More (BBC)

Ontario schools enlist CyberCops to protect students

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 (09:14:58)
A video game endorsed by the Ontario government and its provincial police will turn elementary school students into computer forensics experts in order to teach them about the dangers of the Internet. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Attorney General late last week launched CyberCops, a software program that will be deployed in Ontario Grade 7 and Grade 8 classrooms this fall. Students will play the games in groups and will be directed by teachers trained in its use, officials said.

More (ITBusiness.ca)

ManTech Donates NetWitness Software to ''SEARCH''

Monday, January 24, 2005 (11:10:57)
ManTech International Corporation, a provider of technologies and solutions focused on mission-critical national security programs for the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. federal government customers has announced that it has donated 40 perpetual licenses of its NetWitness(R) network forensics analysis software to SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information Statistics. SEARCH is a highly regarded, nonprofit organization that helps state and local justice agencies with their information and identification technology needs through effective planning, high tech crimes investigation training and criminal history policy. SEARCH will provide the software licenses to their students, state and local law enforcement personnel, who will use the software to simulate a field environment and test their ability to trace Internet protocols and connections to individual computers.

More (Business Wire)

Learn to retrieve data in Modesto CA

Friday, January 21, 2005 (07:17:27)
Kirk Stockham, a retired computer forensics investigator, will show members of the Modesto PC Users Group how to find hidden data on a hard drive. He will also explain how to recover data that may have been accidentally erased and talk about identity theft. The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Destiny Christian Center, 1161 Carver Road. At 6:30 p.m., the club will host a question and answer period. The public is welcome.

More (modbee.com)

High-tech sleuths set up shop in Manhattan

Thursday, January 20, 2005 (07:27:21)
A Gresham-based computer forensics consulting group has launched a cross-country expansion, opening an office in Manhattan last month. NTI Breakwater, a division of Seattle-based Breakwater Security Associates, hopes to keep a central laboratory in the Portland area while opening offices in key corporate and legal markets such as Chicago, Los Angeles and Atlanta.

More (OregonLive.com)