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

#82: Dell EMC World 2017 Preview

first_imgDell EMC The Source Podcast Episode #82: Dell EMC World PreviewIt is time to realize your digital future; Dell EMC World is only 10 days away, May 8-11th, Las Vegas. This is the first-time Dell Technologies family of brands will be in one place, at the same conference. This is your opportunity to discover the products, strategies and insights you need to transform your business: drive IT innovation, enhance workforce mobility and reduce risk in the digital era.Be sure to follow #DellEMCWorld and catch the Keynote sessions live at www.DellEMCWorld.com. Keynotes include: Michael Dell: Realize your Digital Future. Jeff Clarke & Pat Gelsinger: Realize Transformation and Episode 2 of The Dark IT Knight Rises: Realize the Power of Transformation with Jeremy Burton.Over 350 Technology Breakout Sessions, including Code/Modern Ops, Technology and IT Leadership all focused on helping you on your transformational journey.   Not to mention the Global Partner Summit, vLabs, Certification and much, much more.   Dell EMC World 2017 has it all.I sat down with Greg McCarthy (@GMcCarthy24), part of the Dell Social Business Team to preview all the details.   See you at DEW!The Source Podcast: Episode #82: Dell EMC World 2017 PreviewAudio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_82_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Don’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store. Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more