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

SC Seeks Explanation From Registry For Not Listing Bail Plea Despite The 4-Weeks Limit Set In Sep 2019 [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Seeks Explanation From Registry For Not Listing Bail Plea Despite The 4-Weeks Limit Set In Sep 2019 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Aug 2020 12:48 AMShare This – xAfter a petition seeking anticipatory bail became infructuous on account of the arrest of the applicant during its pendency, the Supreme Court sought an explanation from the Registry for not listing it within the four-week limit set by the Court in September 2019.The bench, headed by Justice S K Kaul, noted that notice returnable within four weeks was ordered in the petition on September…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?LoginAfter a petition seeking anticipatory bail became infructuous on account of the arrest of the applicant during its pendency, the Supreme Court sought an explanation from the Registry for not listing it within the four-week limit set by the Court in September 2019.The bench, headed by Justice S K Kaul, noted that notice returnable within four weeks was ordered in the petition on September 19, 2019. After that, the matter saw the “light of the day” only yesterday (August 28).Meanwhile, the petitioner got arrested and was subsequently granted regular bail, rendering the petition in SC infructuous. Therefore, the SC disposed of the plea.However, the bench said that it was “troubled” by the delay in listing of the case.”We are however troubled by the fact that while issuing notice on 19th September, 2019, we had made the order returnable in four weeks. The matter was of anticipatory bail. This is the first time the matter has seen the light of the day after almost an year.The Registry to furnish an explanation on the administrative side as to why the matter was not listed as directed after four weeks, more so, in the nature of matter being of anticipatory bail. The explanation be furnished within two weeks”, ordered the bench also including Justices Ajay Rastogi and Aniruddha Bose.In June, the SC had sought an explanation from the Registry over the three year delay in listing the review petition filed by fugitive-liquor baron Vijay Mallaya against a verdict holding him guilty of contempt of court in 2017.Click here to download the orderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more