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Journalist arrested at AusCERT conference

Journalist arrested at AusCERT conference

The arrest was related to a story about Facebook security

Fairfax technology journalist, Ben Grubb, was arrested by Queensland Police at the AusCERT security conference held on the Gold Coast.

The arrest related to a story that was written by Grubb in regards to [[xref:http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/security-experts-go-to-war-wife-targeted-20110517-1eqsm.html| Facebook security.|]]

Grubb tweeted “I’ve been arrested by Queensland Police for a story I wrote today. They’ve also seized my iPad.”

He was released a short time later, but his iPad remained with police.

Detective Superintendent, Brian Hay, held a press conference, and said the interview with Grubb began before the arrest took place for questioning.

He explained the iPad was seized because it may provide evidence for commission of offence.

Hay said Grubb wasn't arrested for possession of stolen property and there were no charges pending.


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