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Former Acting HHS Cybersecurity Chief Guilty Of Child Porn
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jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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8/27/2014 | 9:51:07 PM
Cybersecurity Chief?
Well, you'd think given that job title, he'd know better. Not much else can be said about a story like this except, perhaps, good work to the authorities catching and prosecuting a few more of these people.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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8/28/2014 | 9:52:35 AM
Re: Cybersecurity Chief?
Exactly, @jgherbert. This was the most sickening story I've written in 24 years of covering tech. I don't know how investigators handle it, I really don't, other than knowing they are putting away the scum of the earth by their work. Thank goodness this slime's countermeasures were inadequate. Let's hope this, and other dedicated task forces around the world, continue to lock up these revolting creatures and throw away the keys.
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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8/28/2014 | 1:25:09 PM
Re: Cybersecurity Chief?
I completely agree.The authorities are doing a great job in catching these guys .  They should know by now that if they are participating in these types of activities they would go to jail, period.  If the NSA is already monitoring everyone, they have the capabilites of monitoring such forums without any problem.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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8/29/2014 | 9:45:20 AM
Re: Cybersecurity Chief?
i guess it's actually one argument that the NSA is not monitoring us all very well, when you consider that experts estimate so many of these creeps are still out there, harming children under the radar. Locally in Central Florida, a few of these perverts were just arrested, although none of them had the type of credentials DeFoggi did. Still, it's incredible how quickly these people learn how to try and hide their online footprints from authorities.
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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8/29/2014 | 3:29:11 PM
Re: Cybersecurity Chief?
You know. Your are absolutely right.  If the NSA were as good as they are they should be able to catch these guys 100%.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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9/2/2014 | 11:45:56 AM
Re: Cybersecurity Chief?
That would be one of the very few upsides to a totally surveilled world -- if not the only benefit!
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asksqn,
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8/28/2014 | 5:33:36 PM
Another day, another government employed child molester
Oh look, yet another overpaid government employee pedophile. It's a good thing the feds due diligence the perverts before they hand them wheelbarrows full of cash and a title - oh wait.  Nevermind.
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progman2000,
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8/28/2014 | 9:20:57 PM
Re: Another day, another government employed child molester
Come on, seriously?  You think pedophiles are more present in government jobs?  The creeps are everywhere, it scares the crap out of me anymore.  Government, private sector, don't even get me started on churches...
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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8/29/2014 | 9:49:02 AM
Re: Another day, another government employed child molester
Yes, @program2000, they are all over and there's absolutely no way to know whether the creepy looking guy is really a harmless looking fellow who just doesn't like to bathe regularly and would never harm a child while the woman who goes to work 9-5 at a well-paying job is a child pornographer -- and that is what's so flipping terrifying about this crime. Granted, it's much more likely to be men commiting this heinous crime, but even then you can't possibly know who is more likely. Take any group of men and there's absolutely no way to figure it out, based on gut reaction or simple thought processes. Thankfully, law enforcement seems to have some good tools at its disposal, but that means some children have already been harmed. And that's awful.
progman2000
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progman2000,
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8/29/2014 | 9:57:01 AM
Re: Another day, another government employed child molester
It is men who seem to do it (except for this weird subgroup of female teachers who have sex with students but thats a whole other issue).  It's a shame - I'm a father of two, so I am often at sporting events, birthday parties, parks, whatever with the kids where there are all other kids around.  I like kids and like engaging them in conversation, but am fearful to even try talking to a kid I don't know because I feel like you automatically look like a potential sicko.  It's awful that we've evolved this way.
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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8/29/2014 | 10:57:11 AM
Re: Another day, another government employed child molester
It really is sad. Our freshman high school daughter is a travel and varsity softball player, who played baseball until she was 12. Most of her coaches have been men and I feel badly for them because of how careful in word and action they have to be. I know my husband feels the same way as you. That said, it surprises me that travel coaches do not have to undergo the same background checks as high school and Little League coaches, at least in baseball and softball -- and then some parents, for money/work/other kids, etc. -- allow their kids to travel unaccompanied with coaches, overnight. In 99.5% of the times, it's fine. It's that 0.5% you have to worry about, I'm afraid. 
Alison_Diana
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Alison_Diana,
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8/29/2014 | 9:50:26 AM
Re: Another day, another government employed child molester
I actually haven't heard of that many, if any, government execs being involved in this particular crime. Fraud, yes. Extortion and bribery, absolutely. Murder and rape, sure. But I don't believe I can recall any others participating in child pornography. 


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