Using crawling and hashing technologies to find child sexual abuse material – The Internet Watch Foundation
In our series on technologies that are used to stop child sexual abuse, we have written about how they work and what they are used for. Following our blogs on web crawlers and hash matching, this post looks at how the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) uses these technologies.
New index makes it possible to measure responses to SDG 16.2 – but detection of child sexual abuse material is missing
This new benchmarking index, developed by The Economist’s Intelligence Unit, scores 40 different countries across the world.
Next week, Wednesday 16 January, a Benchmarking Index designed to identify best practices towards bringing child sexual abuse to an end will be launched. NetClean CEO Anna Borgström welcomed this initiative at the pre-launch at UN Headquarters…
Last week we launched the NetClean Report 2018, and I am very pleased with the attention that it got. Not only because of the hard work that goes into our surveys and analysis of the results, but more importantly, because the information that we produce together with leading experts, is vital in the fight against child sexual abuse.
Find out what hashing is, and how this technology, which is frequently used by forensic investigators, is vital to the fight against child sexual abuse crime.
Our fourth annual #skillnadpåriktigt conference was recently held in Stockholm. Like last year, we’re proud to say that it was a really successful event with renowned speakers and fruitful discussions.
Over the past two days NetClean has been on location at the Microsoft Head Quarters outside Seattle, to participate in an INHOPE Fundraising and Awareness-raising summit.
In our series on the Technical Model National Response and technologies that are used to find online child sexual abuse material, we now look at web crawlers and how they can be built to look for this illegal material.
There are different types of filtering options, but in the most basic of explanations all filter technologies look at web traffic that passes in and out from the company and decides what is allowed to pass through.
In 2015, world leaders signed up to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The targets also specifically look at the welfare of children: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children (16.2).
This is how businesses are key to meeting those goals.
Police officers say year on year that they are getting busier fighting online child sexual abuse crime. in the NetClean 2017 report two new factors were mentioned as reasons – the wider use of the internet and increased number of reports from industry. We asked Europol’s Steven Wilson to comment.
Even though we have an understanding of where child sexual abuse happens, we cannot say for sure how frequently it occurs and how much abuse is shared on the internet. Björn Sellström from Interpol comments on the findings from the NetClean 2017 report.
The correlation between viewing child sexual abuse material and hands-on abuse – Two points of view (2)
Following on from the last blog post, our next expert, Reg. Psychologist Hanna Harnesk Hjortsberg, argues that the correlation between the two crimes can be viewed differently.
The correlation between viewing child sexual abuse material and hands-on abuse – Two points of view (1)
Michael Bourke from the United States Marshall Service, comments on the finding from the NetClean 2017 report that showed that there is a correlation between viewing online child abuse material and hands-on sexual abuse.
There is much talk about increasing sizes of caseloads and number of child sexual abuse images in circulation – something we sought to contextualize in the NetClean 2017 report by finding out how big a “normal” case is. We asked Taskforce Argos to comment on the findings.
We’re running a series of blog posts that look at some of the technologies available to tackle child sexual abuse material. First out is blocking.
In the NetClean 2017 report we found that anonymization technologies, encryption and cloud storage are increasingly being used to share online child sexual abuse material. However, it is important to also realise that technology is advancing detection and collaboration, which aids us in fighting this crime. Arnold Guerin elaborates.
In the NetClean 2017 report, we asked whether there is such a thing as a typical offender who consumes child sexual abuse material. Hanna Harnesk Hjortsberg, a Registered Psychologist working at the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, commented on the findings.
We were recently fortunate enough to have a conversation with Neil J Walsh from the UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) about the UN’s work combatting online child sexual abuse.
NetClean’s Anna Borgström attended an event hosted by Telia Company, where business representatives and academics shared their thoughts on how to become a frontrunner in the next phase of digitalisation.
Ulrika Rogland: “It is the Police that are struggling to find sufficient resources and build an organisational structure that suits the crime.”
Researcher and lecturer Maggie Brennan, about how academia can contribute to efforts to fight online child sexual abuse.