Monday, October 16, 2006

Poulsen's Pedophile Finder

Wired News editor Kevin Poulsen has written an automated script which combs through MySpace profiles, looking for registered sex offenders. He began writing it about five months ago and has been refining it since then. Now it's starting to get results.
Excluding a handful of obvious fakes, I confirmed 744 sex offenders with MySpace profiles, after an examination of about a third of the data. Of those, 497 are registered for sex crimes against children.

via BoingBoing

Monday, October 09, 2006

Brad Friedman Interview

Our guest on October 7 was Brad Friedman, creator of The Brad Blog, and co-founder of Velvet Revolution. He joined us in-studio to give us the latest update with regards to evoting issues, just a few weeks before the November election.

- Listen to the Interview -

Saturday, October 07, 2006

New KPFK Audio Archives

Our guest on September 30 was KPFK webmaster Ali Lexa. He told us about the new auto-archiving feature at the KPFK web site. It's really nifty and makes programs, including Digital Village, available for download almost immediately after broadcast. We'll keep making the audio archives available at our own web site, since we'd like to keep some of our previous programs available for more than the 90 days possible at the station's site. But for those folks who want access to our shows before we post them, this is really excellent news.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Teen's Phone Cam Gets Mom Busted

Eighteen year old Tiffanie Haynes and her mother Theodosia got into an argument. It escalated until Mom sat on her daughter. The teen called the 911 emergency operator, and then snapped a photo with the camera in her phone. When the deputy arrived and saw the photo, the mother was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.
"This is the first time that I've seen a picture taken on a phone for a domestic battery," said Sheriff's spokeswoman Deputy Donna L. Black. "Until we get more cases where we get results with people taking pictures on their cell phones, I don't know what evidentiary value there would be in the courts."