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International

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.


Americas

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

Telenor and Swedish National Criminal Investigation Department to introduce Internet child porn filter
Telenor, 17 May 2005

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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21 September 2006

Credit Card Companies Pledge Help in Fighting Child Pornography [USA]

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...

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27 June 2006

Internet Firms to Step Up Child-Porn Fight [USA]

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...

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25 November 2005

[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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18 May 2005

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...

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13 May 2005

Yahoo! sued over Group used for child porn [USA]

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...

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11 May 2005

Child porn downloads ignored by firms

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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12 January 2004

Internet porn 'increasing child abuse'

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...

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