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Cybercrime and government

Date: March 27, 2007
Source: ZDNet Australia

State and federal law enforcement in Florida are launching a national media campaign to educate girls about the dangers of posting their pictures and personal information on the Internet, reports the Palm Beach Post.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and the U.S. Attorney's Office said the "Think Before You Post" ad campaign will air on television and radio stations across the country.

Considering the campaign focuses on Internet behavior, one might think the ads would also run on .you know, the Internet?

Due to the tremendous amount of computer-facilitated crimes against children in Florida, McCollum has asked for an increase in next year's budget to expand his office's cybercrime unit.
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