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WILLIAMSPORT — A Williamsport man on probation in a child pornography case has been accused of possessing 1,352 sexual images and videos of very young children.

Wayne Stanford Keen, 39, was charged Friday with three counts of sexual abuse of children and recommitted to the Lycoming County Prison without bail.

He had been committed in August on a probation violation when a county probation officer discovered in his residence a laptop computer containing sexually explicit material.

The images found on the computer were “very bad, very graphic,” said County Detective William Weber, who filed the charges. The majority of them were of toddlers and infants, he said.

The probation officer was at Keen’s residence on Aug. 7 on a routine field check when she noticed the computer hooked up to the Internet with a tab open to a story, the arrest affidavit states.

After determining the story was about a

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A Batman -style gadget designed to lasso a suspects’ legs together is being tested for use by British police.

The BolaWrap is a handheld device that fires a kevlar cord at 513ft per second which tangles around targets from up to 25ft away.

It is intended to allow officers to immobilise suspects without having to resort to force and could be used instead of the taser.



a close up of some shoes: The BolaWrap discharges an 8-foot tether which tangles around a suspect's legs


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The BolaWrap discharges an 8-foot tether which tangles around a suspect’s legs

A demonstrated was given to forces from across the UK at the Royal College of Policing last year.

Tom Smith, president of Wrap Technologies which produces the gadget, said: “I had a meeting with the Home Office this week. UK police are looking at it at a national level.”

Smith said the device’s 160 decibel noise exceeds UK health and safety limits. His team is working on making the device

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The accuracy of convictions stored on the Police National Computer (PNC) has been questioned after the courts service apologised when two offences were wrongly recorded against a defendant.



Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA


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Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

The error led to a woman who had not at that stage been tried gaining a criminal record for offences relating to a violent crime she denied, and took three months for her lawyers to correct. It was dismissed by HM Courts and Tribunal Service as a “slip”.



a clock tower in the background: The mistakes are understood to have been due to human error when information that updated the PNC was wrongly entered by court staff.


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The mistakes are understood to have been due to human error when information that updated the PNC was wrongly entered by court staff.

The case, which recently came to trial, highlights the fact that mistakes can occur in the system that is supposed to be the ultimate authority on criminal records in England and Wales.

A lawyer involved in the case reported

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Virginia State Police have launched a new website intended to make open records requests easier for the public.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have launched a new website intended to make open records requests easier for the public.

The online portal launched Thursday, TV station WAVY reported. It will allow users to submit and track requests under the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

“Public record, subpoena, and discovery requests have been steadily increasing in recent years,” Col. Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police superintendent, said in a statement. “This new online records management system will not only be of great benefit to requesters but also streamlines the FOIA process within our statewide agency and helps the Department to more efficiently process and respond to requests.”

Settle said the agency’s Office of Legal Affairs has received, processed and responded to more than 3,180 FOIA requests in the first nine

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook’s run-ins with EU privacy regulators may escalate as Europe’s top court next week weighs arguments from the Belgian data protection watchdog that it should have the power to go after the U.S. social media giant for breaches in Belgium.



a couple of people that are standing in the dark: FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration


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FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration

If the Luxembourg-based Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) backs the Belgian authority (DPA), it could embolden national agencies in the 27-country bloc to take action against companies such as Alphabet’s Google, Twitter and Apple.

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Under landmark EU privacy rules known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its one-stop-shop mechanism, the Irish privacy authority is the lead authority for Facebook as the company’s European head office is based in Ireland.

Google, Twitter and Apple also have their European

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Elgin residents will soon have a central, user-friendly website to access local crime and police investigation data.

The site is the police department’s latest effort at increasing transparency and accountability, as citizens and members of the city council have put a spotlight on local policing with an eye toward many of the reforms being called for at a national level.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Police Chief Ana Lalley discussed the new website at her monthly community meeting on Facebook this week. The website, which will debut in October, will contain information about the department’s use of force, internal investigations, shots-fired calls and all the city’s crime stats.

It will also keep residents informed about the work the department is doing with the six citizens’ advisory boards that have been established to give officers more direct input and interaction within the neighborhoods they patrol.

“It’s really been a good opportunity for us to maybe do

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Agencies from Arizona to Florida reported outages that typically lasted about 30 minutes before being restored.
The 911 problems occurred the same night that widespread outages were reported for Microsoft services.
Microsoft 365 services are coming back after major outage
Redmond, Washington — home of Microsoft’s headquarters — tweeted Monday that city phones and emails were also experiencing outages.
The service health status page for Microsoft Azure — the company’s cloud computing service — posted, “A subset of customers in the Azure Public and Azure Government clouds may encounter errors performing authentication operations for a number of Microsoft or Azure services.” Microsoft said customers “should see signs of recovery.”
A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office in Hennepin County, Minnesota, told CNN they were not sure whether their 911 outage was related to the Microsoft issue.
The New York Police Department told CNN that while their 911 services had no reported outages, they did experience issues with Microsoft accounts.
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Each year, we try to pop into the Belo Mansion for the annual daylong symposium organized by Unlocking DOORS, the Dallas-based reentry advocacy nonprofit that helps people get on their feet after they are released from prison. This year, it feels even more relevant as calls for police reform grow louder. Even the city of Dallas included funding for a reentry program of its own in next year’s budget.

There is always something interesting at these symposiums, showing the machinations that power our criminal justice system. Like in 2017, when a panel between Chief U. Reneé Hall, then-DA Faith Johnson, then-Sheriff Lupe Valdez, and Public Defender Lynn Pride Richardson got a little testy when Richardson noted the more than 4-to-1 discrepancy between investigators in the district attorney’s office to investigators in the public defender’s office . That year, public defenders took on 45,000 cases with only 116 attorneys and 17

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  • Ireland’s data watchdog is the lead regulator for Google in Europe, because the ad giant’s European HQ is in Dublin.
  • The watchdog faces questions about whether it is up to the job, after dragging out an investigation into Google’s ad practices for more than a year.
  • The probe centers on allegations that Google processes and shares intimate data with third-party brokers in a way that breaches EU privacy rules.
  • Regulators across the EU have come under fire for having insufficient resources to uphold privacy regulation.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

 

The regulator tasked with policing Google in Europe is under pressure to prove it’s up to the job.

The non-profit Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has written to Ireland’s Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to ask if the Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is capable of acting on claims that Google violates EU citizens’ data privacy. 

The letter

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