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FBI Handed British Prosecutors Mountain of Emails from Murdoch’s News Corp.

Rupert Murdoch

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI gave British prosecutors access to about 80,000 emails from Robert Murdoch’s News Corp. as part of the ongoing phone-hacking scandal involving the media giant, the New York Daily News reports.

The news came Thursday as Murdoch was in London dealing with the conviction of one of his former star editors, Rebekah Brooks.

The FBI copied the emails from servers at News Corp.’s Midtown headquarters. The messages include emails that Brooks sent up the chain of during the scandal.

Although the emails were shared with British prosecutors, the messages were never used during the trial of Brooks and former News of the World editor Andy Coulson.

It’s unclear what the FBI plans to do with the emails.

Homeland Security Details Takedown on Web Exploitation Ring That Victimized 250+ Children

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Homeland Security Department helped bring down an international child exploitation ring involving as many as 27,000 people victimizing at least 251 children online, the New York Daily News reports.

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson called the bust “one of the largest-known online child exploitation operations in history.”

Authorities alleges that a Louisiana man created a subscription-based website that disguises the identity and location of its users.

“So far, investigators have identified 251 minor victims in 37 states and five foreign countries: 228 in the United States and 23 in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Belgium. Eight of the victims were female and 243 were male. The majority of victims, 159, were 13 to 15 years old. Fifty nine victims were 16 and 17; 26 victims were 10 to 12; four victims were 7 to 9; one victim was 4 to 6; and two victims were 3 years old or younger,” the agency reported.

US, UK Security Directives Clash Over London Olympics; FBI Plans to Send 500 Agents

By Danny Fenster
ticklethewire.com

Expressing deep unease about the UK’s restricting the scope of anti-terrorism “stop and search” powers, the U.S, plans to send about 1,000 security agents to the 2012 London Olympics, which will include a contingent of about 500 FBI agent, reports Adelaide Now.

“We are not equal partners in this,” said an unnamed UK security official of the United States, according to Adelaide Now. “They are being very demanding.”

“The Americans are risk-averse, with a capital ‘A’ and underlined. They want to see everything … They want to be on top of everything – building protection, counterterrorism strategy and VIP security – everything,” said another. “(The US) don’t do things by halves.”

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