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.
- Aug142018Guest Writer
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.
- Jul172018Guest Writer
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.
- Jul132018Guest Writer
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.
- Jul062018Guest Writer
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.
- Jun192018Guest Writer
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.
- May312018Guest Writer
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.
- May162018Guest Writer
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.
- May152018Anna Borgström
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.
- Apr252018Guest Writer
Ulrika Rogland: “It is the Police that are struggling to find sufficient resources and build an organisational structure that suits the crime.”
- Apr162018Guest Writer
Researcher and lecturer Maggie Brennan, about how academia can contribute to efforts to fight online child sexual abuse.
- Apr112018Guest Writer
Trafficking, which includes child sexual abuse material, is the world’s third largest and most profitable organised crime. Financial coalitions across the world have however managed to ensure that the ability to pay for this crime through legitimate transaction channels has in the main ceased.
- Apr102018Anna Borgström
- Apr042018Guest Writer
Maggie Brennan: Academic research is central to better, evidence-led decision making in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.
- Mar282018Guest Writer
Mats Granryd, GSMA: All organisations and businesses within the telecoms industry are aware of the problem of child sexual abuse content, and the industry is addressing it in many different ways.
- Mar202018Guest Writer
Susie Hargreaves, Internet Watch Foundation: There is a widespread perception that the business world doesn’t do enough to fight the dissemination of child sexual abuse material, so we spend a lot of time highlighting the good work that they do.
- Mar082018Guest Writer
Åsa Kastbom, Senior Doctor at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, talks about how she has the greatest job in the world.
- Mar072018Guest Writer
Steven Wilson, Head of European Cybercrime Centre, Europol: The problem of child sexual exploitation needs to be tackled on a global level. If we try to tackle it on a national level we will only have partial success. As a pan-European organisation, Europol has a position that enables a larger overview than a more limited national perspective.