10-22-2003, 09:12 AM
Any thoughts on the article on this link.
A disturbing thought. But where does that leave the IT professionals image.
10-22-2003, 01:20 PM
It does say As the Thames Valley is the heartland of the computer industry in the UK, it is perhaps not so surprising that many of the suspects are IT pros, may as well say that the average pedophile is American a s asurvey of 200 suspects in NY were American. Lets be honest anybody that can do more than switch on the PC these days seems to call themselves an IT professional. If these people really are IT professionals then how did they get caught as they would of covered their tracks.
Also the major word they use is SUSPECTS
10-22-2003, 02:40 PM
Per last paragraph of the article ~
Operation Viola was part of Operation Ore, the national enquiry sparked by credit card details of 7,000 UK child porn users obtained by the FBI. In the Thames Valley, police seized 750 computers, 14,000 floppy disks and 5,000 CDs and prosecuted 115 people.
And, only "200 suspects were interviewed."
That survey base would represent less than 3% of total users per credit card details as indicated, and thus would reflect in all probability, statistical data from one police precinct, local origin of the surveyor, or a small select period of time in the sting operation, at whence those in that particular region and profession where being targeted by the police.
The article is therefore misleading, and appears quite likely biased for some reason or other.