• Apple will Refuse Requests to use Child Abuse Detection Tool for other Purposes

    Apple will Refuse Requests to use Child Abuse Detection Tool for other Purposes

    Apple has defended its new iPhone safety tools used to detect child sexual abuse content, saying it will not allow the technology to be exploited by governments for other purposes. Privacy concerns were raised last week when the tech giant announced the move, which is designed to protect young

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  • How Instagram can Take its Child Safety Work even Further

    How Instagram can Take its Child Safety Work even Further

    Thorn found that the majority of American children were using apps years before they are supposed to be — and fully a quarter of them said they have had sexually explicit interactions with adults. That puts the onus on platforms to do a better job in both identifying child users and to protect

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  • Report warns of Child Sex Abuse Material fuelled by Imagery Produced by Children

    Report warns of Child Sex Abuse Material fuelled by Imagery Produced by Children

    An “explosion” of child sexual abuse material taken offline in the first half of 2021 is being fuelled by imagery produced by children, internet safety experts have warned. The Internet Watch Foundation has removed 100,616 web pages containing child sexual abuse imagery this year – up 62% from

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  • China Fines Tech Giants for Content Exploiting Children

    China Fines Tech Giants for Content Exploiting Children

    China’s internet watchdog says it has fined technology platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually suggestive content involving children, as regulators seek to clean up content harmful to minors