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Operation Pin is an initiative of the Virtual Global Taskforce, which consists of UK's National Crime Squad, the FBI, Interpol, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Australian Hi-Tech Crime Centre / Australian Federal Police (AFP). The National Crime Squad is the British Police organization which deals mainly with organized crime and major crimes. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Interpol logo INTERPOL (or International Criminal Police Organization) was created in 1923 to assist international criminal police co-operation. ... Royal Canadian Mounted Police heraldic badge. ...


Its stated aim is to identify pedophiles who are using the internet to access child pornography. Pedophilia (American English), or pædophilia/paedophilia (Commonwealth English), is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to pre-pubescent children. ... Generally, child pornography (sometimes referred to as CP, child porn, KP, or kiddie porn) is an illegal form of pornography, featuring minors. ...


Announced on 18 December 2003, the operation is said to involve the creation and operation of a number of websites (so-called "honeypots") purporting to offer illegal images. December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Honeypot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the plant, see king protea. ...


While these websites will not contain child pornography images, they will be designed to look like the real thing so as to ensnare as many offenders as possible.


The websites will present visitors with a variety of options which, instead of leading to illegal images, lead to a law enforcement site that will inform them that their personal details have been recorded and that they have committed a crime. They will also be given details of appropriate helplines. It is unclear if the information recorded will be technical (for example, an IP address) or personal (for example, credit card details). For the band, see The Police. ... An IP address (internet protocol address) is a unique number that devices use in order to identify and communicate with each other on a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol standard (IP). ... Credit cards An array of various credit cards. ...


The stated purpose of Operation Pin is to cause people seeking out child pornography on the Internet to wonder whether they will find an illegal site or one operated by law enforcement agencies. It can thus be understood as a kind of deterrence. Deterrence ALOHA!! is a means of controlling a persons behavior through negative motivational influences, namely fear of punishment. ...


It is also a controversial scheme. In the United Kingdom at least, it is an offence to advertise locations where indecent photographs of children are shown or distributed. If Operation Pin's websites do indeed "'look like the real thing", their operators would be committing a criminal offence under UK law (the Protection of Children Act 1978, section 1(1)(d)). The Protection of Children Act 1978 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


See also

  • Perverted-justice.com

Screenshot of the Perverted Justice website[1] Perverted-Justice. ...

External links

  • BBC Website news article: 18 December 2003: Online dragnet to thwart paedophiles
  • BBC Website news article: 18 December 2003: Police to trap online paedophiles

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Operation Pin Information (303 words)
Operation Pin is an initiative of the Virtual Global Taskforce, which consists of UK's National Crime Squad, the FBI, Interpol, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Australian Hi-Tech Crime Centre / Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Announced on 18 December 2003, the operation is said to involve the creation and operation of a number of websites (so-called "honeypots") purporting to offer illegal images.
If Operation Pin's websites do indeed "'look like the real thing", their operators would be committing a criminal offence under UK law (the Protection of Children Act 1978, section 1(1)(d)).
Operation Pin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Operation Pin is an initiative of the Virtual Global Taskforce, which consists of UK's National Crime Squad, the FBI, Interpol, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Australian Hi-Tech Crime Centre / Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Announced on 18 December 2003, the operation is said to involve the creation and operation of a number of websites (so-called "honeypots") purporting to offer illegal images.
If Operation Pin's websites do indeed "'look like the real thing", their operators would be committing a criminal offence under UK law (the Protection of Children Act 1978, section 1(1)(d)).
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