- Aug132019Guest Writer
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 Writer
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.
- Jul092019Anna Borgström
In a previous blog we looked at binary hashes. Now we look at PhotoDNA, a different type of hashing technology that calculates hash values based on the visual content of an image.
- Jun052019Guest Writer
The Head of Team, Analysis Project Twins, EC3, at Europol comments on this development, based on Europol’s observations of online communication and organisation.
- May142019Christian Berg
In the NetClean Report 2018 we looked at a relatively new technology called Deepfakes; AI technology, which is used to swap one face for another in moving imagery. Here, Christian Berg, founder of NetClean, elaborates on challenges that this technology presents, and what might prevent it from being widely used in the production of child sexual abuse material.
- May032019Anna Borgström
Last week I was invited as a member of the Working Group for Child Online Safety, to attend the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development annual Spring meeting in Silicon Valley.
- May022019Guest Writer
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.
In this series of blogs, we discuss tools that aid investigators and online service providers, Unlike the tools we have previously covered, AI has the potential to identify new and previously unclassified child sexual abuse material.
- Mar222019Guest Writer
Michael Sheath from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a UK charity that runs a helpline for people with concerns about negative aspects of their sexuality, comments on findings from the NetClean Report.
- Mar042019Anna Borgström
In a recent interview conducted at the #skillnadpåriktigt conference, Björn Sellström from INTERPOL mentioned that only six countries comprehensively address online child sexual abuse.
- Feb262019Guest Writer
Throughout the year we will be sharing insights from our NetClean Report 2018. First out is the introduction penned by Dr. Victoria Baines who reflects on the fight against child sexual abuse as it enters its third decade. Read about how technological development has far outstripped our expectations, and how collaboration and knowledge is setting the agenda in the fight against child sexual abuse.
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…
- Dec052018Anna Borgström
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.
- Sep112018Anna Borgström
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.
- Aug292018Guest Writer
- Aug212018Guest Writer
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.