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Police Authorities and Search Engines Form Alliance to Beat Child Pornography – Swedish Picsearch Blocks Access to Child Pornography on the Internet

Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) July 12, 2007

It was announced today that Picsearch will be the first search engine to form an alliance with police authorities with an aim to decrease the sexual exploitation of children around the world. The police authorities will frequently provide Picsearch and other selected search engines with a list of identified websites with commercial child pornography. All indexed pages matching the list from the police will deleted from the searchable databases, decreasing the risk for end-users to find child pornography.

Stefan Kronqvist, Head of IT Crime Section of the Swedish National Criminal Police, says, -By incorporating the list of child pornography websites within the Picsearch search services, which contain over 1.7 billion images, we can prevent the user from finding images of abused children. This will lead to a decrease in the number of new visitors on child pornography websites.

Search engines are the most popular and the most powerful tools for Internet users to find information and entertainment online. Most people have online access today and among young people the PC is considered to be more important than the TV (eMarketer July 2007).

Robert Risberg, CEO at Picsearch, says: – We believe that every search engine has a responsibility to limit the ability to find child pornography. We invite all our colleagues within the search industry to join us.

National police authorities in many countries have for the past couple of years backed a voluntary cooperation with local Internet providers in which the police block the access to a number of known sites with commercial child pornography. The new cooperation between the police authorities and search engines will expand the effectiveness dramatically. Another major improvement is that the work done by the police in Sweden will be implemented in all search engines using Picsearch technology around the world. The full implementation of this project will be completed in August.

About Picsearch

Picsearch AB (publ) is a premium provider of image and multimedia search services. The services are market leading in relevancy and family friendliness. Picsearch powers several leading Internet sites as well as its own Internet properties. Picsearch was founded in 2000, is privately held and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information please visit http://www.picsearch.com.

About the IT section of the Swedish Criminal Police

The IT section of the Swedish Criminal Police focuses on investigations involving IT criminality. The section also develops methods for securing evidence in IT investigations. An important part of the IT section is the Child protection team whose main objective is to protect children from sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The cooperation with search engines is a part of the team’s effort to stop recruitment of new criminals of child pornography.

For more information please contact:

Carl Sarnstrand, Communications Manager at Picsearch

Tel: +46 73 204 14 79

E-mail: carl.sarnstrand @ picsearch.com

Information from the Swedish Criminal Police:

http://www.polisen.se/inter/util%5Cnodeid=21434&pageversion=1.jsp?articleid=9581108

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Staying Safe, the Smart Way- CriminalPages.com New Website Revolutionizes the Online Criminal Records Search

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2009

Criminal Pages, the nationally recognized leader in record searches and criminal background checks, announced the launch of their new, completely free website Friday. The purpose of the new criminalpages.com is to provide consumers with access to the over 300 million criminal and public records in the Criminal Pages database.

Veering away from the traditional paid record search service, CriminalPages.com is taking a three tiered approach to the information market, starting with a neighborhood check – something that few other people search companies offer. (In essence, this service allows consumers to compare their city’s crime and economic rates with national averages)

The sex offender check from Criminal Pages is also an indispensable tool when it comes to keeping customers safe. As sexual crime rates continue to rise in the United States, more and more people are turning to online sources of information to help protect their families. Consider this – Convicted sex offenders are about 70% more likely to be arrested for assaulting or molesting a child under the age of 13. Added to this, overcrowded prison conditions mean that more and more sexual predators are being released early. With statistics this startling, it’s no wonder why consumers are flocking to CriminalPages.com to receive a free check on the sex offenders that live and work nearby.

But perhaps the most innovative of Criminal Pages’ free search services comes in the form of their criminal records searches. The advent of new database technology means that CriminalPages.com can bring information to consumers that, even a few short years ago, would have been impossible. No other comparable company provides this caliber of criminal records absolutely free of charge. Among the background information available at the new Criminal Pages are complete felony conviction records (which include serious crimes, such as robberies, assaults, drug sales, and murder) as well as misdemeanors.

Consumers can also use the Criminal Pages website to find out about a person’s sex offender status. Thanks to Megan’s Law, enacted in the late 1990s, the public is entitled to information from the FBI’s national sex offender registry.

Additionally, CriminalPages.com provides access to valuable information on parole and probation violations, as well as arrest records, conviction records, and inmate records.

For more information on Criminal Pages, background checks and free access to criminal records, visit http://www.criminalpages.com

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Tracers Launches New One-Click Social Network Profile Search


Spring Hill, Fla. (PRWEB) March 4, 2010

Tracers Information Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its newest, cutting edge information tool, the Social Network Profile Search. This is the latest in a wide range of state-of-the-art information solutions that the Spring Hill, Florida-based company has been first to bring to market.

The new search, which was launched March 1st, traces and identifies the actual owner or user of a specific email address, identifies other email relationships, web postings, pictures, personal details, friends, family and more. The search, which is run by inputting an email address into Tracers simple user interface, allows qualified users to search over 50 different social networks and World Wide Web sources with one search.

The Social Network Profile Search was developed by Tracers Chief Operating Officer, Terry Kilburn, in response to growing demand for a simple solution to problems that arise from an increasingly mobile society. The web is quickly becoming the primary way people meet and keep in touch with each other, Kilburn explained. For the most part, thats a good thing. My family is spread out all over the country and social networking sites allow us to maintain a sense of family even though we rarely see each other.

But there is a seedier side to social networking. Members of the Tracers executive team, including Kilburn, General Manger Teera Garcia and Internet Technologies Director Tony Fodera recently met with members of a nationwide task force made up of law enforcement agents who have come together to pool their resources in the fight against the growing problem of internet child predation.

One federal agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated The internet has completely changed the landscape for us. There was a time when most people who had urges to prey on children never acted on those urges. Now, theyre finding each other on the internet, encouraging each other to think of their urges as normal. They go to these chat rooms and networking sites where they find each other and they give each other tips. They share videos and how-to manuals. They even have downloadable comic books to show kids to make them think its okay to have sex with grownups.

Tracers E-People Search, which traces and identifies the actual owners or users of a specific email addresses, was a giant first step in closing in on child predators who use the internet as a hunting ground. Within weeks of the E-People Searchs launch last summer, thousands of child predators were positively identified and located, saving law enforcement agencies across the country months of work.

“The Social Network Profile Report was the next logical step, reports Terry Kilburn. It identifies information available on the Web associated to the input email address, locates other email addresses associated with that individual and then identifies information available on the Web about those email address and puts the whole thing together for you in an easy-to-read format.

Some of the websites it covers are Amazon, Bebo, BizShark, Blogger, Buzznet, Dailymotion, DeviantART, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Flickr Group, Flixster, Fotolog, Friendster, Goodreads, Hi5, iLike, Imeem, Last.fm, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Multiply, MySpace, Netlog, Pandora, PhotoBucket, Picasa, PictureTrail, Slide, Stumbleupon, Tagged, Target, Twitter, Veoh, Vox, Web Results, WebShots, Windows Live Spaces, Wretch, Xanga, Yelp, YouTube and many other commonly frequented sites.

The new search was extensively beta tested by a select group of Tracers customers. Don Postles of Mid-Hudson Protective Services reported, I have used the “Social Network” feature quite extensively and found that it provides the additional tools that I have been seeking to locate information on my subjects via e-mail addresses. As of just yesterday, I was able to close two of my cases by determining that the subject in question was, in fact, the person that I have been seeking (through their Facebook/Myspace accounts) and now I am submitting my report to my client as a Final and Substantiated Report.

Vicki Seidow, president of Seidow and Associates, a California-based investigative firm, said, Im a good web researcher, so I was really surprised when I inputted the email address that was included in the search results I got from a Tracers People Search and found volumes of information about the young psychologist who was the subject of my background check. Id already done a deep web search on my subject, but the Tracers search made connections I could never have made. It seems that the young doctor has a number of incarnations, all linked by a series of email and physical addresses. Many of these include very questionable photos and more, and the search linked him to friends, blogs, and so much more. I have data here that I never would have found, and it took only a moment with Social Network Profile.

Seidow, the founder of Forensic, Legal and Investigative Professionals (F.L.I.P.) and F.L.I.P Justice, an informal network of professionals who individually and collectively provide pro bono work to people who couldnt otherwise afford a private investigator, and co-founder of Project Child Save continued, Im especially excited to find a simple, inexpensive tool that will be invaluable in our work with missing children, pedophiles, cold cases and assisting law enforcement.

The search can help identify the individual responsible for sending email messages that are connected to threatening or harassing behavior, Internet related fraud, and other various illegal activities, as well as internet dating background checks, infidelity investigations, wire fraud, money laundering, stalking activities, and Internet predators.

Kerry Farney of Expo Confidential Services in Orlando, FL says that the usefulness of the Social Network Profile Search for his business is universal. Its very useful in cases where people are trolling for dates in domestic cases, or in child custody cases [and] in employment screening and background checks for court cases.

Tracers Information Specialists, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of identification and credential verification data. Tracers collects and maintains databases of public and non-public background information for law enforcement, government agencies, law firms, private investigators, insurance companies and other qualified businesses. Their products are designed to assist qualified business customers in managing risk through fraud detection and prevention, risk evaluation, identity verification, pre-screening and due diligence.

The new Social Network Profile Search, which sells for $ 2.00 (no hit – no fee), is also being used to verify applicant-supplied data by employment and tenant screening firms. It fills in a whole lot of holes, says Terry Kilburn.

Lamont Aldridge of SYNC Investigative Services, a Dallas-based company whose primary focuses are bail enforcement, asset location and process service says that Social Network Searches have made his job much easier. People who are hiding will post what theyre doing on MySpace and Twitter all day long, especially on Friday nights. The other night, a bail jumper I was looking for used Twitter to tell all his friends Ill be at Club X at 9:30. I just sat there thinking, Yeah, buddy. Ill see you there.

For more information, contact Tracers Sales Department at (877) 592-8511 or sales(at)tracersinfo(dot)com.

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Search Engine Duck Duck Go Offers Users WOT Protection Against Scam Websites


Valley Forge, PA (PRWEB) December 4, 2010

By turning on a simple setting on DuckDuckGo’s Result Settings page, searchers can see the crowd-sourced ratings aggregated by website reputation rating system Web of Trust (WOT.) The traffic light style WOT reputation ratings appear next to links, so users will be able to see immediately which sites are good, which are questionable and which to steer clear of.

“DuckDuckGo has been the leader in removing spam, protecting privacy, and using crowd-sourced information to improve results. With the addition of WOT’s crowd-sourced ratings, DuckDuckGo plus WOT is the perfect solution to search with peace of mind,” said CEO and DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg.

“The WOT community is better at detecting scam sites than automated systems alone. It requires input from real consumers to identify bad customer service,” said Vesa Per

Reverse Cell Phone Search Helps Moms and Dads Lookup Kid’s Phone Records


Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Reverse cell phone search is a new way that parents can learn exactly who is calling their kids. The http://www.reversephonelookupapp.com website is offering access to this lookup search that parents can now use to find out more information about the numbers that come into a childs cell phone. These online reports are generated that include first name, last name, GPS maps, street address and other helpful information to inform parents about the owner of a phone number.

Bullying is one threat that some children face at school and away from school. While schools all over the country are aware of this problem, little has been done to protect mobile phone bullies from Cyberstalking other children. There are stalking crimes on the books in many states that prevent the illegal stalking of minor children although some parents are fighting back using other means. The Reverse Phone Lookup App website is one form of help that is now available on the Internet.

One method that some users of cell phones use to block caller identification is by using third party agencies to mask the original number. Many of these services are available for free and easily accessible. Mobile phone apps have been created to help some mobile phone users mask outgoing calls.

The Reverse Phone Lookup App website search system is helping to combat the use of masking by allowing its free and premium phone searches to be conducted from any city in the U.S.

Sex offenders are one group of people that have used phone contact to meet minor children online. Social media websites do what is possible online to prevent children from creating social media accounts although some children have been successful using these websites. News reports have made public some information that revealed sex offenders frequent social media websites in an effort to meet children.

The reverse mobile phone search system is able to give out phone user information that is entered into its database. This database now has over one billion phone records from U.S. agencies. These agencies include retail, utility and other agencies that share user information with data management companies.

Parents can use the online search function of the Reverse Phone Lookup App website 365 days a year to conduct private searches online. Both free and annual subscriptions are available for parents that want daily access to search unlimited mobile phone numbers online.

About Reverse Phone Lookup App

The Reverse Phone Lookup App database includes over one billion records that help identify individuals and entities that own cell phones, landline phones and voice or PBX phone systems worldwide. Some of the data in the database is extracted from third party sources that could include creditors or agencies that share consumer information. Both free and premium phone tracing services are available to anyone in any country in the world. The efforts to fight privacy are now underway and the Reverse Phone Lookup App website, powered by Phone Detective, is helping to lead the charge online.







Reverse Mobile Search for Unlisted Numbers Added Online to Cell Phone Registry


Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) December 27, 2012

Cell Phone Registry has added an unlisted reverse mobile phone number search tool to its website online. This new tool is helping to locate unpublished and unlisted numbers through this new database. This service is now offered as an alternative to a regular Caller ID system that could be incomplete or have outdated data. The new search tool available here is now available for adults to use online.

Over 300 million mobile phone subscribers now exist in the U.S. according to mobile data. These users make calls, send texts and some can lookup information from a mobile browser. Privacy acts in some U.S. states allow a person to opt-out of communication mailing lists and other actions that could make phone numbers available to the public.

The CellPhoneRegistry.com website is helping to provide its database of numbers as a secondary option to other types of phone lookup companies. The information that is gathered, sorted and stored inside of the new company database is acquired from private and from public sources. There are now over 200 million numbers that are marked as unlisted, unknown or unpublished in other caller identification databases.

The new reverse phone search tool for unlisted numbers can be used in more than one way. As a lookup tool, the data that is supplied can be used to screen calls that come in to a person’s phone. Numbers that do not display on cellular Caller ID systems can be searched online. A person that receives prank calls or suspicious phone calls could now use the search tool to retrieve phone carrier information, mailing address and first or last name data of a caller.

Parents can search the phone records of a minor child that is on a shared phone plan using this new tool available. An assortment of criteria can be used to search for the owner of a number using this new system. A premium plan is now offered that makes it possible to search unlimited records for an entire year. This affordable plan is a cost effective solution to have the protection that these public records can provide.

About Cell Phone Registry

The Cell Phone Registry website was launched in 2009 to provide immediate access to public phone records for online searching. This company has expanded its services and now includes more detailed reports, millions of numbers and an easy to use online interface. The preliminary and premium search features that are offered by this company help adults to locate, verify and compare a range of U.S. citizen data. The Cell Phone Registry website offers its online services as an alternative to traditional Caller ID services that can often have incomplete data.







8 Ways Web Sites Sabotage their Search Engine Rankings, says San Antonio SEO Consultant


San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 03, 2011

The recent public opening of Google+ and the announcement of sweeping changes for Facebook underscore the growing complexity of search ranking factors, and the need for website owners to ensure they arent sabotaging their own sites, according to San Antonio SEO consultant Wayne Baumgarten.

We see a number of clients who need help in pulling their sites up in search rankings, said Baumgarten, owner of San Antonio website design firm Cook Profitability Services. And in many cases, the first step is to undo problems the previous web developers or the clients themselves have created.

SEO sabotage comes in various forms, Baumgarten says. The most common include:

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Spiritual Messages Promote Search for the Truth; Jack Bentley Releases New Book


LONGMONT, Colo.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2013 — Inspiration for souls seeking the truth continues to be the goal of author Jack Bentley, who takes readers further onto the path of spiritual enlightenment and ascension with his new book. Sometimes, reading a profoundly inspiration message stirs something deep within and causes a complete change of direction for the seeking soul, he writes in the books preface, encouraging others to expand their consciousness and allow God the Father to build on foundational truths. In effect, knowing ones deeper self leads to deeper truth from the source of all that is.

Teachings from Beyond the Veil Volume III: From Am I? to I Am! reads like a spiritual diary, as Bentley presents messages hes received directly from the Father or others of his spirit helpers. Bentley became an ordained minister in 1960 when he heard the voice of God speaking directly to him, experiencing life-saving miracles and hearing other spirit-world voices, since 1955. Although he has turned from the practice of traditional denominational religion, Bentley includes Bible scripture that relates to the messages hes trying to relay. He implores readers to listen, write down and review deeper thoughts (messages) they are receiving daily, and try to live by them, whether the subject is proper thankfulness toward Mother Gaia, giving up animal products or sharing light-energy: All provide a form of enlightenment on the path of personal spiritual growth.

This is the third book for author Jack Bentley, who also wrote The Last Enemy: Teachings from Beyond the Veil and Awakening Gods Teachings from Beyond the Veil Volume II. Bentley grew up on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and began reading the Bible when he was 7. His deeper spiritual awareness began a few years later while visiting a little country church in Tennessee. Bentley took evening college courses at the University of Tennessee and later graduated from college in Hawaii while serving in the Air Force.

Hes been president of CPS Distributors in Denver, Colorado for 26 years. He and his wife, Jonnie Ann, have been married since 1963.

Drew Mannie, of dropshadow802(at)aol(dot)com, in Denver, created most of the illustrations and the book-cover art in all Bentleys books.

The new book:From Am I? to I Am! – Teachings From Beyond the Veil; is now available.

You can preview and order it and or either of his first two books The Last Enemy and Awakening Gods from his personal web page: jackbentleybooks.com. You can also still order any of his books directly from his e-mail address carljbentley(at)msn(dot)com.

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For additional information, please visit http://www.beyondtheveil-spiritual.com.

Teachings from Beyond the Veil Volume III: From Am I? to I Am!

Jack Bentley

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-14346-3