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Displaying items by tag: Child Pornography

The loud noise that the Federal Government is making over blocking websites that host videos with terrorist content is a futile attempt to show that it is doing "something" to prevent abhorrent material like the video of the Christchurch massacre from being accessible to people in Australia.

Published in Open Sauce

American content delivery network and cloud service provider Akamai says it would immediately block access to offensive content like child pornography stored by a customer if it deems this to be in violation of its acceptable use policy.

Published in Technology Regulation

Reverse proxy and DDoS protection provider Cloudflare says it will not stop providing services to the website 8chan, despite clear indications that the site hosts child pornography, pointing out that it does not have the ability to take content offline and has a process in place to tackle issues of this nature.

Published in Technology Regulation

Will the adoption of the Federal Government's encryption bill make life online safer for the average citizen and guard against the growth of child pornography and terrorism? No. On the contrary, passing this bill into law will only help those who are involved in these activities to thrive.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Labor Party's support for the government's encryption Bill will be an indicator of whether it supports big technology companies in the US or the Australian people, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton claims.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 02 September 2018 07:11

US man gets nine years in dark web child porn case

A man in Asheville, North Carolina, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for being in possession of child pornography which he obtained from a site on the dark web known as Playpen.

Published in Security

The Queensland Police's Task Force Argos, a specialised unit responsible for investigating online child exploitation and abuse, ran a child pornography site on the dark Web for almost a year after infiltrating it in the search for those who were behind the site.

Published in Security

The US government has dropped two child pornography cases against a man rather than reveal material available on WikiLeaks, which is still classified, in court.

Published in Security

Government investigators in Washington state have dropped all charges against a man charged with child pornography offences, rather than reveal the technological means they used to locate him.

Published in Security
Monday, 06 February 2017 08:34

One-fifth of dark web taken down

A massive 10,613 sites on the dark web have been taken down by a group affiliated with Anonymous. It claims that child pornography comprised more than half the data stored in the websites, along with details of nearly 381,000 users.

Published in Security

The Queensland Police Service's Taskforce Argos has refused to comment on allegations made by an American technology news website that its members hacked into computers of Americans who were part of a child pornography ring on the dark web, in a bid to identify their actual IP addresses.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:42

ACMA chases child porn

ACMA’s child porn hotline is working, with data being fed into a global program.

Published in Technology Regulation
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A US man has been tricked into reporting his own child pornography offences to police after a computer virus said the FBI was investigating him.

Published in Security
Monday, 17 June 2013 08:15

Google leads fight against child porn

Google has taken the lead in building a global database of child abuse images, in an attempt to one day rid child pornography from the web.

Published in Strategy
Controversial Australian politician Stephen Conroy has picked up an online Oscar for his starring role as Internet villain of the year, but let's not forget the supporting cast: the Australian Government. 

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 20 May 2009 16:39

The holistic approach to child online safety

Protecting Children in Cyberspace is the theme of this year's World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, but will it actually make our kids any safer online?

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 24 February 2009 04:34

Is ISP blocking the answer to child porn?

Some 95 percent of all UK ISPs filter known child abuse sites, yet that leaves a huge number still able to access some horrific images.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 24 December 2008 15:02

Internet filter trials delayed, P2P now included!

Although due to begin on or before the 24th of December 2008, Australia’s draconian Internet content filter trials have now been postponed until mid-January 2009, with peer-to-peer and BitTorrent traffic filtering also set to be performed. Here’s an idea – delay to trial all right – but to mid-Jan, 2099!

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Australian Shadow Communications Minister, Senator Nick Minchin, has also taken the time to congratulate the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on their stellar efforts in tackling the scourge of “peer-to-peer” child pornographers.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 11 December 2008 11:04

Conroy congratulates Police child porn crackdown

Australia’s Minister for Communications, Senator Stephen Conroy, has issued his congratulations to the Australian Federal Police over a major crackdown on the insidious crime of Internet child abuse imagery.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
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