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Last Update on September 15, 2014 07:10 GMT

IN THE NEWS: FINDING ONLINE DO-BADDERS

BALTIMORE (AP) -- It's one of the ironies of the Internet: while most users are aware of widespread government surveillance, there are still times when Internet users are able to harass people or issue threats online -- and go undetected. One law professor says it shouldn't be that way. Danielle Citron of the University of Maryland says the legal and law enforcement communities are slowly making inroads in tracking down whose who harass or threaten others online. She says authorities should break the habit of telling victims there is little that can be done. Citron has written a book called "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace" -- which examines the effect online threats have on victims.

IN THE NEWS: PROSECUTORS SEEK EXTRADITION IN CHILD PORN CASE

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves may have victimized up to 40 people. And the victims weren't limited to the Netherlands. Authorities say the suspect, identified only as Aydin C., is also believed to be involved in incidents in several dozen other countries -- including the U.S. and Britain. Canada is seeking the suspect's extradition. Meanwhile nine Dutch victims have agreed to press charges, but the prosecution is being hampered by technical complications.

 
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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times

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