Sunday, July 22, 2018
P2P provides opportunities for law enforcement stings for C.P.
Saturday, at Shenandoah Valley Gay Pride, inside a restaurant called Artful Dodger on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg, VA, I was seated in a small lounge area where there were some newspapers on a small table. One small local newspaper was open to a story about a local man who had been arrested for child pornography found on his home computer, about thirty images, simply when an undercover state police officer discovered them through a P2P connection.
I found it interesting that the printed article seemed to have been read and noticed by several people. That’s a good thing.
People have used P2P for years (I don’t), but it may become even more popular soon as companies promote “the distributed web” and block chain use.
However users need to be aware of this. CP can also be detected in cloud backups and email attachments and image or video uploads by automated screening for hashmarks. And harshmark technology is rapidly developing.