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Report calls for web pre-screening to end UK’s child abuse ‘explosion’

byLisa VaasA UK inquiry into child sexual abuse facilitated by the internet has recommended that the government require apps to pre-screen images before publishing them, in order to tackle “an explosion” in images of child sex abuse.The No. 1 recommendation from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) report, which was published o
Publish At:2020-03-16 08:53 | Read:1102 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy Snapchat

Freedom Hosting owner pleads guilty to distributing child abuse images

byJohn E DunnThe man arrested for running what was once believed to be the largest child abuse hosting provider on the dark web, has pleaded guilty in a US court to the charge of advertising child pornography.That service was Freedom Hosting and the man who operated it from its founding in 2008 until his arrest in Ireland in 2013 was dual US-Irish national,
Publish At:2020-02-11 09:34 | Read:878 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & order child abuse child abuse imagery Eric Eoin Marque

Facebook encrypted messaging will ‘create hiding places for child abuse’

byLisa VaasLast year, Facebook announced that it would stitch the technical infrastructure of all of its chat apps – Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram – together so that users of each app can talk to each other more easily.The plan includes slathering the end-to-end encryption of WhatsApp – which keeps anyone, including law enforcement and
Publish At:2020-02-10 07:56 | Read:1356 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy WhatsApp

Court says suspect can’t be forced to reveal 64-character password

byLisa VaasThe dry facts: A US court has come down in favor of Fifth Amendment protections against forced disclosure of a 64-character passcode in a child abuse imagery case = an important interpretation of whether forced password disclosure is the modern equivalent of an unconstitutionally coerced confession.The gut punch: The defendant is a man previously
Publish At:2019-11-26 12:35 | Read:1712 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Law & order Mobile Privacy child abuse child ab

International operation dismantled largest Dark Web Child abuse site

The United States Department of Justice announced the arrest of hundreds of criminals as part of a global operation against a dark web child abuse community. The US Department of Justice announced the arrest of hundreds of criminals as part of a global operation conducted against the crime community operating the largest dark web child porn site, ‘
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:45 | Read:2089 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web child abuse Dark Web Hack

US Attorney General urges tech companies to leave back doors open on gadgets for police

US Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday urged tech companies not to lock police out of popular consumer gadgets, lest law enforcement's efforts to nab kidnappers or child predators be stymied. Holder spoke at a conference on child sexual abuse in Washington. From his prepared remarks: It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job whi
Publish At:2014-10-02 07:10 | Read:4105 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Apple Data loss Featured Google iOS Law & order Mobi

Child abuser sues Facebook and page admin over allegedly posting his address

A convicted child rapist in North Ireland is suing both Facebook and a Facebook page administrator, claiming that the administrator posted his exact address to a paedophile-monitoring page.The administrator of the page, "Keeping our kids safe from predators II", is Joe McCloskey. That site seems to have been abandoned, but a similarly named site, "Keeping ou
Publish At:2014-09-27 00:40 | Read:3881 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Featured Law & order Privacy child abuse court case

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/09/2014

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/09/2014 The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Tuesday, September 9, 2014.If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com.NewsPapers/Rep
Publish At:2014-09-09 16:50 | Read:7675 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Bartell Hotels child abuse dating scam Europol IBM Kyle

Mother tracks down Facebook predator who lured son away from home

When parents nag their kids about not talking to strangers - not on the street, not on the playground, and definitely not online - this is the kind of guy they're worried about. Adam Brown, 21, of south Wales in the UK, was sentenced in Cardiff Crown Court to 14 months in prison after admitting to meeting a child on Facebook, sexually grooming him, and talki
Publish At:2014-08-21 19:00 | Read:4762 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Featured Law & order Social networks Adam Brown chi

Facial recognition software leads to arrest after 14-year manhunt

A US child sex abuse suspect hiding out in Nepal who was on the run for 14 years has been caught using facial recognition technology.According to a statement posted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Tuesday, Neil Stammer, 48, of New Mexico, was caught hiding under the alias "Kevin Hodges" after a photo from 1999 was circulated on a reissued wan
Publish At:2014-08-15 09:04 | Read:3630 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order Privacy child abuse facial recognition