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    News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Patrick Rock was one of the UK Prime Minister's key 'porn wall' advisers.
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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    You cant make this up!
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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    No doubt his defense will be that it was either "research" or that he left his computer open to hackers that are against the Porn Filter, who set him up.

    Personally I don't care. He's a political figure so getting caught for one crime, real or not, just makes up for all the other "legal" crimes he gets away with.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    What sort of mong would look at anything dodgy at work, let alone illegal stuff, and even more so when you work for the Government?

    My guess is it was a set up, I can't believe anyone is THAT retarded!

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisWragg View Post
    My guess is it was a set up, I can't believe anyone is THAT retarded!
    You can't believe a POLITICIAN is that retarded...? I can...

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by .havoc View Post
    You can't believe a POLITICIAN is that retarded...? I can...
    Except he wasn't a politician, he was a government aide.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny_Y8S View Post
    The fact he resigned PDQ hasn't gone public to scream his innocence makes me think there's a case against the guy.

    But how long until he goes to trial and claims it was all accidental while he was researching his work?
    The fact that he's been arrested shows there's a case, or at least, sufficient evidence to justify a fairly significant step. It does NOT prove the case is either correct, or adequate. Only a trial will do that.

    And this guy is an advisor, not a politician.

    Had he been in a "normal" job, this arrest might have justified a paragraph on page 15 of his local paper. But as soon as you add "Downing Street" it gives anyone with an agenda an opportunity to use it for a front-page campaign.

    It's entirely plausible that he "hasn't gone public" because he's fully aware that ANY use by him of publicity will merely encourage a press feeding frenzy. Perhaps he believes in trial by court and jury, not trial by media. And franklh, IMHO, only a complere moron would seek to actually encourage press coverags on this by seeking it out.

    Besides, by bet is that his lawyers will have advised him, VERY firmly, to say nothing more than "no comment" to journalists. If they ask what the time is, the correct response is "no comment". Anything he does say could end up having unforeseen consequences in any trial, should it go to that.

    And, especially on an emotive subject like this, the best advice, press-wise, is .... don't feed the beast. Stay quiet, stay out of sight, and issue statements, if any, through your lawyers.

    To be honest, anyone that thinks they'll get a fair, balanced coverage in the press on thus sort of thing is a naive fool, so unless he is, he won't try to win a media battle. Remember, newspapers aren't there to inform or educate, with a balanced presentation or representation of fact. They're there to sell papers, period. And there's a reason the contents are referred to as "stories".

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by Slivver View Post
    Except he wasn't a politician, he was a government aide.
    A technicality. Government employee irrespective of his position. Point still stands.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    The fact that he got caught shows the level of knowledge about computers and the internet that the people who devised the porn filter have.
    It wouldn't surprise me if they found the images in the recycle bin or his browser history.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    I'm not convinced there will be a conviction and I wouldn't be surprised if this story soon disappears from the public domain.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by .havoc View Post
    A technicality. Government employee irrespective of his position. Point still stands.
    So all government employees are politicians?

    That's a fairly wide net you're casting there.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by slipthemonkey View Post
    I'm not convinced there will be a conviction and I wouldn't be surprised if this story soon disappears from the public domain.
    If he got caught a year from now when ISP's are supposed to roll out the porn filter to existing customers they could have just added the story to the filter and made it disappear.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by KrisWragg View Post
    What sort of mong would look at anything dodgy at work, let alone illegal stuff, and even more so when you work for the Government?
    What I don't get is that, it was his JOB to look up this stuff... For him to do his job properly, he needs to be aware of what's out there on the internet, and how easy/hard it is to find it.

    To me it seems as ridiculous as hiring a security consultant to test your security, and then arrest them for being in possession of tools that are used to break security.
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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by Andaho View Post
    What I don't get is that, it was his JOB to look up this stuff... For him to do his job properly, he needs to be aware of what's out there on the internet, and how easy/hard it is to find it.

    To me it seems as ridiculous as hiring a security consultant to test your security, and then arrest them for being in possession of tools that are used to break security.
    AFAIK it wasn't his JOB, and even if it was it is still illegal.
    In the same way that the people working for CEOP and IWF could be arrested for viewing indecent material, the only reason they are not is because they have an arrangement with law enforcement that allows them to carry out their work. If he wanted to know how easy/hard it is to find that type of material he could have held a meeting with either of those organisations, that is if they had any staff available after last years 10 percent budget cut they had.

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    Re: News - Cameron porn filter advisor arrested over child abuse images

    Quote Originally Posted by .havoc View Post
    A technicality. Government employee irrespective of his position. Point still stands.
    What point? That he hasn't "gone public"? Because that's what my post referred to, as indicated by what I quoted.

    Politicians seek media attention. They have to to get a 'profile', to try to get re-elected. They make a conscious decision to be a public figure, as a requirement of the job. Advisors don't. They don't (with some exceptions) seek attention, or have any training in dealing with the media.

    And, as the target of an active criminal investigation, he'd be an idiot to seek publicity, for at least rwo major reasons. First, risk of unintended legal consequences. Second, he'd open the media bottle and let a very nasty genie out.

    There's no upside to him, guilty or innocent, to seeking out media and only a fool would, in his situation.

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