University of Limerick researchers help Brazilian police combat distribution of child…

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? A GROUP of researchers at the University of Limerick have teamed up with federal police in Brazil to combat the distribution of child pornography on the dark web.The research, recently published in the Nature’s Scientific Reports journal, details the results of applying network analysis to assess the effectiveness of Operation Darknet – a Brazilian Federal Police crackdown on one of largest paedophile online forums hidden by the Tor browser.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The police operation, carried out between 2014 and 2016, led to the arrest and identification of 182 users – 170 of which were distributors – and the rescue of six children. 766 of the more than 10,000 users were sharing content.The team of researchers from the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) and the Centre for Social Issues Research, both based at UL, subsequently investigated how effective the operation was in disrupting the distribution of the content.The research team, which included a federal police officer from Brazil, used the analysis to suggest the best ways to target individuals to maximise the effect of this disruption.“Network analysis has previously been applied to drug trafficking networks and terrorist networks to identify structural weaknesses and key figures in these illicit networks,” explained Dr Pádraig Mac Carron, a postdoctoral researcher who worked with Dr Bruno da Cunha, Kleber A. Oliveira and Professor James Gleeson on the research.“Initially the police investigation was highly effective, quickly arresting those responsible for more than half the content provided. However, subsequent targets were less optimally selected. This analysis should lead to more efficient police interventions,” he added.The team believe the collaboration to be a first between Brazilian law enforcement and Irish mathematicians. Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro, mentioned the UL research in a recent interview, outlining that “one should invest in intelligence methods to enrich police work” and that “the publication is an index of the quality of the scientific know-how of the Brazilian Federal Police”.The research was partly funded by Science Foundation Ireland and by the European Research Council.by Tom [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleLimerick entrepreneurs encouraged to plan for short and long-term successNext articleDouble for Billy Lee and all this weeks Racing News Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email TAGSBrazilCrimeeducationLimerick City and CountyResearchUniversity of Limerick Twitter Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCrime & CourtEducationUniversity of Limerick researchers help Brazilian police combat distribution of child pornographyBy Staff Reporter – February 17, 2020 458 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past yearlast_img read more

Police searching for woman connected to grocery store theft

first_img By Odessa American – May 18, 2021 The Odessa Police Department is reportedly looking for a woman involved in a theft at a grocery store.The reported theft happened at 8:09 p.m. May 4 at the United Supermarket located at 1350 E. Eighth St., an OPD press release stated.Investigation showed that a woman reportedly concealed $112 worth of merchandise inside of her purse and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. The woman left the scene in a gray Nissan Altima.OPD has released a photo of the woman that can be seen at tinyurl.com/2a5vyf5k.Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Ofc. D. Morgan or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 21-9000223. WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNYT podcast producersNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: May 18, 2021 Odessa American Facebook Police searching for woman connected to grocery store theft Pinterest Local News Facebooklast_img read more

Gujarat HC Imposes Cost On Applicant/Accused For ‘Spitting Openly’ During Virtual Hearing [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat HC Imposes Cost On Applicant/Accused For ‘Spitting Openly’ During Virtual Hearing [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay26 Sep 2020 3:43 AMShare This – xThe Gujarat High Court on Wednesday (23rd September), while taking up a Criminal Misc. Application noticed that applicant-accused No. 1, Ajit Kubhabhai Gohil, who was present before the Court through video conferencing, was spitting openly.Deprecating such conduct of the accused, the Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia said,”This Court is not inclined to take up the matter today looking to the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Gujarat High Court on Wednesday (23rd September), while taking up a Criminal Misc. Application noticed that applicant-accused No. 1, Ajit Kubhabhai Gohil, who was present before the Court through video conferencing, was spitting openly.Deprecating such conduct of the accused, the Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia said,”This Court is not inclined to take up the matter today looking to the conduct of the applicant-accused No. 1.”Further, the Court directed the applicant-accused No. 1 to deposit a cost of Rs. 500/- before the Registry of this High Court on or before the next date of hearing, failing which the matter shall not be taken up for hearing.The matter has been posted for further hearing on 07.10.2020.Inter Alia, there have been incidents where Advocates appear for a virtual court in inappropriate dresses.Taking stern view of the “irresponsible conduct” of an Advocate who was smoking during the course of Court proceedings via video conferencing, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday (24th September) imposed a cost of Rs. 10,000 upon the Advocate.The Bench of Justice A. S. Supehia observed that the advocates appearing through video conference are required to maintain “minimum dignified decorum” so that the majesty and dignity of the proceedings as well as the Institution are maintained.Deprecating such conduct of the advocate, the Court said,”It was not expected from an advocate to be smoking in the car during the Court proceedings. Such behaviour of the advocate is required to be strictly condemned.” (emphasis supplied)In the month of June, the Supreme Court had accepted the apology of an advocate who had made an appearance before the Court, whilst lying on the bed dressed in a T-shirt, and emphasised on the need to maintain minimum court etiquette during court video hearings.Rajasthan High Court once adjourned a Bail plea on account of inappropriately dressed counsel in a “baniyan” (undervest) during the Video conference hearing.Recently, the Orissa High Court condemned the practice of lawyers arguing cases through VC from inside vehicles, gardens & while eating etc.Furthermore, Calcutta High Court had initiated suo motu contempt action against an advocate-on-record for posting on ‘LinkedIn’ a screenshot of the virtual court hearing of the day when a favourable interim order was passed by the Single Judge while calling for affidavits.It was observed by the Calcutta High Court that taking a screenshot of the virtual court proceedings is akin to clicking a photograph of an actual court proceeding. However, the contempt proceedings were later dropped with a warning to the lawyer not to repeat such conduct in future.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

NCUA ramps up vendor oversight

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nicholas BallasyNCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said Wednesday that gaining authority over credit union vendors is the agency’s top legislative priority.Matz also said she is not sure if the agency would need to hire more staff to exercise vendor oversight.Without the authority, Matz said the agency feels like its hands are tied since it cannot examine or issue enforcement actions against third-party vendors that are doing business with credit unions. continue reading »last_img