When it comes to alleged computer crime at the border, assume that Customs and Border Protection Agents will search and learn exactly what is on the data storage devices of your computer.
Computer Crime has taken a new turn since the invention of the downloadable MP3 has brought a new way for people to allegedly steal music. Then, as downloading and streaming media files online became more popular so did the alleged theft of TV shows, movies, and software. If there was a way to access it online, there was a way to get into trouble for downloading it without paying for it
Computer Crime or Private Communication?
A retired Utica, Michigan, teacher who was recently convicted of possession of child pornography has been sentenced in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Michigan in Detroit to 20 years. The sentence was the maximum faced by the man after he pleaded guilty to the federal charge last year.
Facebook is supposed to be a fun way to stay connected to your family and friends, right?
Whether you are on Facebook, MySpace or Twitter, law enforcement agencies are focusing on social media as a source for criminal activity. The NYPD has implemented a new social media unit to track leads and suspicious activity on sites such as Facebook. They look for things such as out-of-control house parties and unsolved crime. Law enforcement has found that people tend to brag about criminal activity through Facebook posts and Tweets.
Every parent should be aware that a disturbing new activity is rising among teenagers that could result in the criminal prosecution of teens and even younger children. Can you guess what this activity is? Everyone knows what "texting" is... but teenagers and even middle-school age children are now sexting with alarming frequency. They are transmitting and receiving sexually suggestive material or explicit photos of themselves and their friends via cell phone picture messages.
We've all heard it a hundred times: be careful of the personal information you post on Facebook and other social networking sites.