A 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 on Thursday:...Read More
An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) in the UK has criticized web companies for caring more about their reputation than about protecting children from harm. The IICSA’s report, published today, is the result of 247 days of public and preliminary hearings involving 505 witnesses and the examination of over 4,500 accounts of child sexual abuse....Read More
Last 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 even...Read More
Apple has confirmed that it’s automatically scanning images backed up to iCloud to ferret out child abuse images. As the Telegraph reports, Apple chief privacy officer Jane Horvath, speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, said that this is the way that it’s helping to fight child exploitation, as opposed to...Read More
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