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Big Brother In The UK

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Uptownbulker, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Uptownbulker

    Uptownbulker BANNED BANNED

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    Yet another example of how governments world-wide are watching you.

    You need to understand that things lilke this are only practice for the real thing, which for government to know everything that it can about you anad watch all of your online activities.

    Keep your security up, boys and girls!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/the_p_word/newsid_7852000/7852248.stm


    Scottish police tackle internet knife gangs
    By Dan Whitworth
    Newsbeat technology reporter, Glasgow

    Hundreds of weapons have been taken off the streets of Glasgow six months after police started using the web to crack down on gang violence.

    Young trainee officers at Strathclyde Police search social networking sites for pictures of people posing with weapons, mainly knives.

    Constable Holly McGee and Cadet Fraser Reed, both 18, carry out the work.

    "We're looking for anyone who is brandishing offensive weapons or blades," Holly told Newsbeat.

    "We take the date, the time, detail of what's in the photograph, [then] a copy of the photograph is printed out and thereafter it's all sent to the gangs task force unit."

    That's when more experienced officers in the Violence Reduction Unit at Strathclyde Police get involved.

    'The law's been broken'

    The man in charge of this, Superintendent Bob Hamilton, says there are two ways of dealing with people once they've been tracked down.

    If they were posing in a public place, like on the street or a park, the law has been broken and they'll be arrested.

    Even when pictures are taken in private, though, which isn't technically breaking the law, he says the weapons are so dangerous his officers pay a visit to the people involved.


    We have large kitchen knives, axes, samurai swords, baseball bats, a huge number and different type of weapons
    Superintendent Bob Hamilton

    "We show the parents their pictures," he explained, "recover the weapons and make sure they know that behaviour is unacceptable.

    "We have large kitchen knives, axes, samurai swords, baseball bats, a huge number and different type of weapons - in simple terms weapons that can kill."

    Superintendent Hamilton says Operation Access has been a complete success.

    "We've questioned more than 400 people, most of them teenagers, as part of it and it's worked so well it will carry on indefinitely," he said.

    Other forces from across the UK have also been in touch about the possibility of setting up similar operations.

    Social networking sites Facebook and Bebo both say they're committed to improving safety for their members as well as helping cut crime.
     
  2. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    Damn, I better take my picture down with me eating with a plastic knife.
     
  3. lewi

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    Technically any picture contains an object that can kill.... even if its your own hands or a sheep or a friend then its still possible to kill with it so what a stupid phrase to use.

    edit: exactly drjekyll
     
  4. gimme4free

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    Good. I fucking hate people that walk around with knives in this country, I really do not see the point. Someone in my town 2 years ago broke into a persons house, this person had social/mental difficulties, and then tortured him for absolutely no reason. It's fucking sick what some people can do, it is completely unacceptable and at least the police are focusing on what needs to be cracked down on, for once.
     
  5. cpaaddict

    cpaaddict Supreme Member

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    yeh i agree. knife crime here in uk is bad and is only rising. seems to be a stabbing everyday/week which leads to death. majority is all young teenagers. even here where i live it goes on alot.
     
  6. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Power Member

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    That sounds like a terrible 90's horror movie Dan! Sorry that things are that bad, be safe!
     
  7. thomas

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    Buy a gun, you will sleep well then:)

    Yeah, Big Brother is everywere in US and UK and even EU lately. We can't do anything about that but avoid being stupid.
     
  8. jonnyquest

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    Now that's a knife

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    :yield:
     
  9. lizmoz

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    Internet and recent boom in social por..networking and social media is the worst thing happened to one's privacy stuff about ever... whatever you do or say online stays there. No way to delete it. In real life, it'll be forgotten but online the tail is always there..cached, hidden, archived, somewhere to be found.

    People are way too open online nowadays.. A bit scary actually if you think what can be done with these tracks in some years when criminals learn to track people down better with automated tools.

    Regarding to the news - isn't it kind of sad that kids can't own even baseball bats anymore.. Used to be innocent game to play..
     
  10. housemusic

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    Ok. i will remove pictures on my bazooka from facebook.
     
  11. caretaker2007

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    Someone there should start selling realistic replicas to have people pose with, flood them with BS so they have no choice but to stop. Heck of a niche.
     
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    GIVE ME YOUR MONEY
     
  13. scoots250

    scoots250 Registered Member

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    I say well done to the cops for using some creative thinking in their quest for a law abiding society.
    It just shows that the futiure is online in more ways than one