Internet Police – According to wikipedia is a generic term of police and secret police departments and other organizations in charge of policing internet in a number of countries. Depending on a states, are fighting are cybercrime aand monitoring & manipulating the online public opinions.
Suppose you are working as a programmer for a big company. One day a law enforcement agency commissioned your company to develop several websites. The purpose of the websites is to gather information in relation to individuals who may be “interested” in extreme forms of violence. You will be assisting “feds” to secretly gather information in relation to people who persue the sites.
If I suppose working as a programmer for a big company. First, I should prioritize and do my job well. And it is duty to obey the mandate law enforcement agency in our company. And our should build a website for a purpose. Especially , when the main purpose of it is to track those people who are making violence done online. And others may think that it’s bad. Oh well, I”m just doing my job men! If you were just in my position, maybe you will do this. ?
And now , as i have search about Internet Policing I have found Some article. Read this article:
Internet Police is launch
Law enforcement agencies and members of the IT industry will make up the group aiming to curb hi-tech crime and the worrying trend of paedophile activities on the Internet.
Much of the work of the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), will concentrate on trapping members of paedophile gangs such as the Wonderland Club – seven of whom were jailed earlier this year for their part in the world’s largest paedophile ring.
The 80-strong group of officers will also crack down on people using the Internet for fraud and other crimes.
Mr Straw said the NHTCU will include experts from the National Crime Squad, the National Criminal Intelligence Service, HM Customs and Excise, police forces and the IT industry.
He said: “The Government is committed to ensuring a safe and secure online environment for Internet users in the UK, by tackling hi-tech crime and ensuring our law enforcers have the tools to deal effectively with on-line crime.
“The significant cash injection of 25 million, which I announced last year, has established the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit.
“It will improve the technical capability of the police to detect and investigate hi-tech crime, through the deployment of up to 80 law enforcement specialists, nationally and locally.
“New technologies bring enormous benefits to the legitimate user, but also offer opportunities for criminals, from those involved in financial fraud to paedophiles.
“We are determined that the UK will be the best and safest place in the world to conduct and engage in e-commerce, and that our children receive the full protection they deserve online so they can surf the Net in safety.”
Although the NHTCU is likely to enrage civil liberties groups, it is likely to lead to more prosecutions similar to that of the Wonderland group in February this year.
As part of Operation Cathedral, which involved police forces from across the world, 107 people were arrested in simultaneous dawn raids in the UK, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the US.
Following the raids in September 1998 a horrifying library of 750,00 computer images of more than 1,200 victims and 1,800 computerized videos depicting children suffering sexual abuse were found.
The videos included the rape of babies as young as two or three months.
In February this year seven men were jailed at Kingston Crown Court, London, for their part in the paedophile ring.
The men, members of the 180-strong ring, swapped thousands of photos of children and regarded themselves as the elite of the world’s paedophiles.
Director General of the National Crime Squad, Bill Hughes, said the group would also be tackling financial crime on the Net.
“Looking to the future the equation is simple – money is going electronic and where money goes so will organised crime,” he said.
“Therefore, as we have learnt from our colleagues in the US, the only way to tackle this type of crime is by using a joined-up approach.”
The NHTCU, which will be London-based, is being launched at the Science Museum in the capital.
Another example. Read this article.
Anisha Vora remembers when she first realized something was wrong.
It was February 2012, and the then-22-year-old student learned that photos showing her naked or partially clothed were circulating on the Internet. The culprit was an ex-boyfriend she’d dated on and off for four years and had known since childhood.
Photos she’d sent him during their long-distance relationship were soon posted on more than 300 websites, including Tumblr, Flickr and Facebook, and her friends, family and neighbors were invited to view them. Some of the posts gave her name, address and phone number. Strangers were coming by her house.
Online harassment isn’t new. From the earliest message boards to the newest social apps, if there’s a way for people to say something, you can bet someone will say something awful. But it’s gotten even worse. Those operating in the shadows can now connect to billions of users through Facebook, Twitter and Reddit, and disseminate racist and hate-filled messages. Some publish disturbing images of murder, child exploitation and sexual abuse while others resort to so-called revenge porn to humiliate former lovers. Perhaps most distressing: A few threaten rape and other forms of violence, then release their victims’ addresses and phone numbers so strangers can terrorize their targets even further.
“Dangerous people are everywhere, but when they have the power of anonymity behind them and the power of distance, they become more dangerous,” says Karen Riggs, a professor of media arts and studies at Ohio University. “It’s part of human nature: We have people who will be abusive and lurid.”
But then it depend on us, if we will follow the law/s. Because as an individual, we have our different laws. 🙂