Cybercrimes

How do I secure my WiFi Network?

Child pornography is a very unpleasant topic. But even more unpleasant is facing criminal charges for possession of child pornography. Certainly the abuse of children is something that should never be tolerated. But in the effort to end child pornography (which will never be truly be ended so long as there are humans on the…

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Social Networks May Get You Into Legal Trouble

Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking tools such as MySpace, Tumblr, and so forth have made interaction on the web much easier. For a while generation of people, the web is a way to interact with friends, family and acquaintances. People can post pictures, make comments, make status updates, comment on each others “walls”. Often…

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Can police search your computer via Peer-to-Peer Networks?

The Fourth Amendment gives people a right against unreasonable searches and seizures: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place…

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How can an Internet-savvy criminal lawyer help defend you?

There are many different types of Internet crimes, including child pornography, wire fraud, copyright crimes, trademark crimes, bank fraud, and other kinds of theft or embezzlement. If you’ve been accused of using your computer or the internet to commit a crime, it’s important for you to find an attorney who is very familiar with the…

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iPhone: Criminal Probe Underway

Interesting story out of California. Gizmodo, a tech website, obtained a lost prototype of the new iPhone. They disassembled it, posted pictures, and a review of its contents. Unfortunately, Apple was not pleased. In response, it first asked California law enforcement authorities to conduct a raid on the Gizmodo editor’s home, confiscated his computers and…

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How do Federal Child Pornography Laws Impact North Carolinians?

Most child pornography cases are taken federally, meaning that if you are charged at the state level for exploiting children, at some point the federal government will likely seek to prosecute you. That’s in part because the penalties are much harsher in the federal system. 18 USC 2252A says that any person who knowingly mails,…

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