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zvelo Partners With IWF [Internet Watch Foundation] to Combat Online Child Sexual Abuse Content
PR Newswire, 28 Jul 2011
Child Porn to big for law enforcement? Microsoft steps in
Christine Arena, Christian Science Monitor, 13 June 2010
New Technology Fights Child Porn by Tracking Its “PhotoDNA”
Microsoft News Center, 15 Dec 2009
Mobile firms to block child porn
BBC News, 11 Feb 2008
To bust child-porn rings, larger role sought for Internet service providers
Ron Scherer, Christian Science Monitor, 9 Feb 2007
“We hear about a tour guide for paedophiles that’s being offered for sale on the web”
BBC Radio 4 “Today” Programme, 25 Nov 2005
Amazon response provided.
Every Image, Every Child: Internet-facilitated child sexual abuse in Canada [scroll to section 9 "Working with the private sector"]
Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime (Canada), 2 Jun 2009
War against child pornography on the internet [Brazil]
Fabiana Frayssinet, Inter Press Service, 28 Nov 2008
Internet companies to block child porn sites [USA]
Associated Press, 6 Oct 2008
Initiative taken by Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Sprint.
Google Helping Fight Child Porn on Social Networking Site Orkut [Brazil]
Gary Bourgeauly, The @lpha Marketer, 6 Jul 2008
Credit Card Companies Pledge Help in Fighting Child Pornography
John Files, New York Times, 22 Sep 2006
Internet Firms to Step Up Child-Porn Fight
Associated Press, 27 Jun 2006
Five service providers form coalition to establish an image database to help authorities: AOL, Yahoo!, Microsoft, EarthLink, United Online.
Yahoo! Sued over Group used for child porn
Out-law.com, 13 May 2005
Asia & Pacific
Facebook gives way after child porn bust
Dylan Welch, Paola Totaro, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Aug 2010
Child porn filter coming mid-2011 [Australia]
James Hutchinson, Computerworld, 19 Aug 2010
Child porn, drugs lead Internet content complaints in Japan
TechWorld, 18 Mar 2010
Europe & Central Asia
Internet Watch Foundation
Multistakeholder initiative established by the internet industry, that provides a UK internet hotline to report criminal online content including child sexual abuse images
Child safety online
Initiative by VISA Europe to combat child pornography and other child abuse. It includes the prohibition of VISA members from accepting payments from sites that trade in child abuse images and materials, and a global programme monitoring the internet to identify breaches of this prohibition.
Swedish Company Tackles Child Abuse Images
Ben Rooney, Wall Street Journal, 28 Mar 2011
Should Credit Companies Be Fined for Child Porn Bought With Their Cards? [UK]
Amanda Kloer, End Human Trafficking, 24 Jul 2010
Swedish hotel group [Radisson Blue] moves to block access to web child pornography in rooms
Kevin May, tnooz, 31 Mar 2010
Major German Online companies agree to block child porn websites
Deutsche Welle, 17 Apr 2009
Visa, Microsoft join EU fight against Internet child porn
Agence France Presse, 3 Mar 2009
Mobile phone companies join war on internet child porn
Richard Wray, Guardian (UK), 11 Feb 2008
Child porn downloads ignored by firms [UK]
Andy McCue, silicon.com, 11 May 2005
Research finds three-quarters of companies would not report employees caught downloading child pornography in the workplace to the police.
Internet porn ‘increasing child abuse’ [UK]
Guardian (UK), 12 Jan 2004
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Author: Guardian [UK]
Demand for child pornography on the internet has led to an increase in sex abuse cases, it was claimed..."The scale of the problem has changed beyond recognition in just over a decade," said NCH's internet consultant John Carr. "The increased demand...
Author: Andy McCue, silicon.com
Three-quarters of companies would not report employees caught downloading child pornography in the workplace to the police, according to new research.
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Author: OUT-LAW News
Yahoo! has been sued by an unnamed minor and his parents after his picture was circulated on a Yahoo! Group that was used by a child porn ring…The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas…it also targets an...
Telenor and Swedish National Criminal Investigation Department to introduce Internet child porn filter
Author: Telenor Group
Telenor and the Swedish National Criminal Investigation Department introduced a child pornography filter for the Internet. The filter will block access to Internet sites containing material that involves sexual abuse of children. The filter is...
[DOC] BBC Radio 4 “Today” Programme: “We hear about a tour guide for paedophiles that's being offered for sale on the web”
Author: BBC Radio 4 “Today” Programme
Now it seems that a tour guide for paedophiles is openly offered for sale by mainstream booksellers on the web…A book that gives exact addresses, even includes contact numbers. We asked Amazon.co.uk to respond. It issued the following statement: ‘To...
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Author: Los Angeles Times
Five leading Internet service providers will jointly build a database of child-pornography images and develop other tools to help network operators and law enforcement better prevent distribution of the images. The companies are set to pledge a total...
Author: John Files, New York Times
Executives from credit card companies, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, told a Congressional panel Thursday that they were determined to eliminate the use of their services in the Internet child pornography business. But they also...
Author: Ron Scherer, Christian Science Monitor [USA]
To halt the child-porn scourge, law-enforcement officials…say such vigilance [is required]…[by] Internet service providers (ISPs), such as America Online, Verizon, or Time Warner, to root out people selling, trading, or displaying illegal pornographic...
Author: BBC News [UK]
Mobile firms from across the world have launched a new alliance which aims to block paedophiles using phones to send or receive child sexual abuse images. The GSMA, the global association for mobile firms, has launched the Mobile Alliance, and says it...
Author: Richard Wray, Guardian [UK]
The mobile phone industry will…announce its intention to shut off all access to child pornography on mobile phones that can access the internet…The GSM Association, which represents companies which together provide mobile services to more than 2.6...