Jul282020Guest WriterRead more
Child sexual abuse material is today stored on all possible devices and shared in all sorts of fora on the internet. The nature of sharing information follows the development of technology which throws up new challenges for law enforcement.
Jun122020Guest WriterRead more
The technological development that is having the single most impact on child sexual abuse investigations is Artificial Intelligence (AI). I have used AI for many years now and in the past two or three years there have been some incredible developments.
May072020Guest WriterRead more
Telia Company’s human rights commitments cover a number of responsible business focus areas, including one on freedom of expression (led by me, Patrik Hiselius) and one on children’s rights (led by me, Heddy Ring). In this blog we share with you how our interests merge.
Apr152020Guest WriterRead more
Today is the fastest day of technological evolution for the rest of your life; today is also the slowest day of technological evolution for the rest of your life. This provides us with incredible possibilities.
Will we expand the life of every human on the planet and eradicate diseases that have plagued mankind? Can we ensure modern education for every child on the planet, lift the remaining 10% of the planet out of poverty, and reverse the implications of climate change? While we cannot predict the future, we can say that technology will play a significant role in these efforts.
Mar092020Guest WriterRead more
Digital development has enabled offenders to produce and share child sexual abuse material at a previously impossible scale. In addition, the last decade’s development of social media platforms and gaming platforms has enabled offenders to reach children directly, and abuse them over the internet without meeting them in person, adding a new dimension to this crime. Live-streaming services, examined closer in this report, has pushed this development further.
Aug132019Guest WriterRead more
To aid the search for children Europol has set up project “Trace an Object”. It asks the public to view cropped parts of images to see if they recognise objects. This can help place the location of the abuse.
Jul242019Guest WriterRead more
Self-produced material, whether voluntarily made or produced through grooming and extortion is on the rise. The images fall within a broad spectrum, from everyday holiday snaps to sexual extortion where victims are forced to take images of themselves.
Jun052019Guest WriterRead more
The Head of Team, Analysis Project Twins, EC3, at Europol comments on this development, based on Europol’s observations of online communication and organisation.
May022019Guest WriterRead more
In our experience it is extremely rare that child sexual abuse material is sold on the internet. Offenders either search for the readily available free material, or they trade images and films with each other.