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Questionable Images Of Children No Longer Allowed On Reddit
2012-02-13 12:07:25

Admitting that its previous policy had “become unsustainable,” social news site Reddit announced today that it would ban all subreddits that focus on the sexualization of children, after years of dealing with child pornography on a case-by-case basis, reports Steven Musil for CNET. Previously Reddit did not expressly ban or prohibit its users from posting “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” The site instead relied on a let-the-users-decide and...

2012-02-08 09:13:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today that John Rabun will be retiring from his position as executive vice president and chief operating officer after 28 years with the organization. He will be succeeded by Linda Krieg who will become vice president and chief operating officer of the organization in March. Rabun was the first employee of NCMEC and has been with the organization since it was...

2012-02-02 09:13:00

Latest $415,000 Donation from Sprint Project Connect Phone-Recycling Program Brings Five-Year Total to Approximately $1.8 Million ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE:S) has been a longtime partner of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and provided support for the popular youth-focused Internet-safety website www.NSTeens.org. Sales generated from recycled wireless phones, batteries, accessories and data cards received...

2012-01-23 07:03:00

Registered Sex Offender Numbers Increased 23 Percent in Past 5 Years California, Texas and Florida Top the List ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) released the results of its latest survey regarding the number of registered sex offenders located in the U.S. The organization's most recent survey of states found there are 747,408 registered sex offenders in the country today, which...

2011-12-28 11:21:00

National CyberTipline for Reporting Child Sexual Exploitation Experiences Dramatic Increase in Reports Since 1998 ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week reporting suspected sexual exploitation of children became easier. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) said today that the CyberTipline reporting form used by the public has been redesigned with the help from global technology leader Google. The CyberTipline is operated by...

2011-12-06 06:51:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Teen sexting concerns have exploded in the recent years, but according to these two studies the concern for our youth was overblown. One study found the percentage of youth who send nude pictures of themselves that would qualify as child pornography is very low. The second study found that when sexting images do come to police attention, few teenagers are being arrested or treated like sex offenders. In the first study, University of New Hampshire researchers...

2011-12-05 11:22:03

Two new studies from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center suggest that concerns about teen sexting may be overblown. One study found the percentage of youth who send nude pictures of themselves that would qualify as child pornography is very low. The other found that when teen sexting images do come to police attention, few youth are being arrested or treated like sex offenders. The studies were carried out by researchers at UNH's Crimes against Children...

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2011-12-05 10:13:50

“Sexting”, the sending or receiving risqué photos or videos via cell phone has been in the news lately but researchers say explicit material isn´t as widespread on the cell phones of teens as some surveys have suggested. However ,the possession and transmission of many of these photos can mean big legal trouble for minors, Frederik Joelving reports for Reuters Health. “Right now, in most areas, it´s a criminal offense,” said Kimberly J....

Anonymous Exposes Almost 200 Internet Child Pedophiles
2011-11-03 12:46:40

The notorious hacking group Anonymous said on Wednesday that it published the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of nearly 200 visitors to child pornography forums. The hacking group said in a statement that it was exposing the IP addresses as part of a campaign it called "Operation Darknet." Most of the IP addresses of visitors to child port sites exposed by Anonymous were in the U.S., but some were also located in Europe, Latin America and other areas. Anonymous claimed it captured...

Software To Prevent Abuse At The Click Of A Mouse
2011-11-02 09:04:37

Teaming up with investigators from the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Berlin, Fraunhofer researchers have come up with an automated assistance system for image and video evaluation that can detect child-pornographic images from among even large volumes of data. Soon, it will make prosecutors℠ work easier. Investigators estimate that there are currently more than 15 million photographs of child abuse victims circulating on the Internet. By the time this material has been...