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Mega Police Op: 660 Arrested In UK’s Biggest Anti-Child Abuse Raid – 16 July 2014

RT logoBritish police have arrested 660 people in a massive six-month operation against accessing child abuse images online, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed.

The operation saw 45 police forces involved, 833 properties searched and nearly 10,000 computer hard drives examined.

Teachers, doctors and social care workers were among those arrested, on charges ranging from possessing indecent images of children to serious sexual assault.

Of those arrested, 39 had been convicted of sexual offences previously, but most had not attracted attention from the police.

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Privacy Concerns? UK Police Test ‘Faster-Than-Ever’ Facial Recognition Software – 16 July 2014

RT logoFacial recognition surveillance software being tested by British cops that allows “faster than ever” data searching and tracking of subjects is raising concerns among privacy activists.

NeoFace software analyses dozens of facial features from digital CCTV images or police body cameras and matching them with the 90,000 photos stored on Leicestershire Police’s database, which had become the first unit in the UK to test it.

Processing takes a matter of seconds, eliminating the need for officers to spend hours manually searching for possible matches.

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Sexual Abuse Rampant In British Overseas Territory, Report Covered-Up – 16 July 2014

RT logoChild sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation are rife on the British overseas territory of St. Helena, according to a charity group’s report which was suppressed.

A ‘cultural acceptance of the sexualization of children’ was uncovered when the government dispatched The Lucy Faithfull Foundation to the islands of St. Helena and Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean last summer, reports the Daily Mail.

The scandalous 83-page report, completed in May 2013, was never publicized, while a mere four-page summary was published on islands’ government websites.
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TheIndependent – Westminster Child Abuse Inquiry: Former Met Police Detective Removed From Post ‘Because He Named Suspected Paedophiles’ -16 July 2014

The Independent

Clive Driscoll was investigating abuse at children’s homes in the 1980s

By Lizzie Dearden

Quote: A former Metropolitan Police detective was removed from his post in an investigation into alleged child sex abuse after revealing politicians were suspects, he has claimed.

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Regulator Greenlights Reactor Restarts In Nuclear-Weary Japan – 16 July 2014

RT logoJapan’s nuclear watchdog has given a preliminary safety approval for restarting two nuclear reactors at the Sendai plant. A month is given for opposition groups to make their case against the move before a final decision is taken.

The reactors at Sendai power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture are two of 19 which Japanese electric utilities seek to restart and have applied for permission from the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA).

Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors in the wake of the March 2011 quake and tsunami, which caused the Fukushima Daiichi plant disaster.

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Texas Town Goes Head-To-Head Against Energy Groups Over Fracking – 16 July 2014

RT logoThe small city of Denton, Texas, which sits on a huge natural gas reserve, lost a bid to halt fracking after many hours of public testimony. The oil and gas companies are now threatening litigation if a ban goes into effect.

A citizens’ movement to ban fracking – a mining process, also known as hydraulic fracturing, that involves blasting a mix of water, sand and chemicals into underground rock formations to release oil and gas – suffered a setback on Wednesday when Denton City Council members voted down the petition 5-2.

11 earthquakes hit fracking-heavy central Oklahoma

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