Monday, March 23, 2009
START A WEB SECURITY ALERT FIRM THAT SCOURS THE WEB FOR CLUES ABOUT POTENTIAL CRIMES
The police in Britian have credited a group of young Internet users at a Montreal university with alerting them to a Web posting by a British 16-year-old who said he planned to attack his high school with “arson and other forms of violence,” enabling officers to arrest the teenager as he approached the school carrying a knife, matches and a plastic jerrycan of what the police described as “flammable liquid.” (3.21.09 NYTimes)
This is a wonderful example of a "global community watch" initiative.
IDEA: Create a team of dorm-room cyber sleuths that fights cyber-crime (ie child pornography) and aids law enforcement worldwide.
This blog has lots of useful information on the subject:
Here is a list of courses on cyber investigation.