It's really stretching their resources and the job's made even more difficult because some global tech companies refuse to cooperate with police operations. DAVID LEWIS, REPORTER: After weeks of undercover work, Queensland detectives are about to ambush a suspected online predator. He's flown to Brisbane to allegedly meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.
7.30 has been given access to a police sting in Queensland, part of a huge push over the past year by that state's police force to crack down on cyber predators.
From celebs having nude photos hacked to 200,000 Snapchat images getting leaked online, sharing intimate information from your phone has clearly become a risky move.
That’s a shame, because new research shows that sexting has a definite upside: Sending racy texts to your partner not only ignites things between the sheets, it boosts your confidence, strengthens your bond, and helps you two explore ways to express yourselves sexually. Of course, none of these benefits matter if you sext too early in a relationship, share the wrong delicate data, or put your chats and snaps at risk of falling into the wrong hands—those of a hacker or a partner who proves to be untrustworthy.
“It is a challenge for us and it is something that involves undercover training,” said Smyth.
“Some of the tactics we use there is to put out our own ads and arrange some of these meets.