Guest Editor-Blogger: Debbie
This is to underscore why Bill Emery needs to protect his pictures. Internet Crime Center Logs 2 Millionth Complaint Submitted by admin on November 17, 2010.The Internet Crime Complaint Center has logged its 2 millionth consumer complaint alleging online criminal activity. The milestone entry was submitted on November 9, 2010.
The IC3, a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, became operational in May 2000 and received its 1 millionth complaint seven years later, on June 11, 2007. It took half that time to receive the 2 millionth complaint, which illustrates the IC3’s increased visibility and the continued growth of cyber crime such as theft of copyrighted materials without permission.
The IC3 receives, develops, and refers cyber crime complaints to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. The IC3 gives cyber crime victims a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.Many thefts included are false claims of the fair access doctrine designed only to view material without commentary.
Since its inception, the IC3 has referred 757,016 criminal complaints to law enforcement around the globe. The majority of referrals involved fraud in which the complainant incurred a financial loss. The total reported loss from these referrals is approximately $1.7 billion, with a median reported loss of more than $500 per complaint.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Drawing, Linda Newton-Perry
"Throw it in the creek, Pansy. We don't need to get hooked up with some human personal bi-communication device. You know, baby, I can holler just plenty loud enough for ya to hear me anywhere on these two mountains. Come on, get rid of it and come to bed."