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UK's Growing Problem: Child Access To Online Porn
2012-04-19 12:11:57

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com A UK parliamentary inquiry into children´s access to illicit materials online has revealed some eyebrow-raising statistics. According to a parliamentary report, 80 percent of 16-year-olds regularly access pornography online and 33 percent of ten-year-olds have seen explicit material. Members of Parliament have expressed concern that these children viewing pornography are also seeing other potentially dangerous materials as well. “Our inquiry...

2011-08-16 07:25:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iBoss Web Filters (http://www.iboss.com), providers of gateway security for large organizations, has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online images of child sex abuse. The UK-based foundation battles online child sexual abuse images in partnership with police, government and the online industry worldwide. The IWF partnership enables iBoss to expand security to protect networks against child sexual abuse sites hosted worldwide....

2011-07-28 09:30:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- zvelo, Inc., a leader in URL database, website categorization and zero-hour malicious website detection solutions for the OEM market, has partnered with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), an independent UK self-regulatory organization established to combat criminal online content, primarily images of child sexual abuse hosted worldwide. "zvelo holds a firm stance against the dissemination of inappropriate online content and images...

2011-02-03 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zscaler Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced that it has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK self-regulatory Hotline for combating criminal online content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted globally. Through a direct partnership with the IWF, Zscaler augments its advanced security portfolio to include the blocking of child sexual abuse images hosted globally. Peter Robbins OBE, QPM, Chief Executive, IWF...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to the online safety of kids and families, Trend Micro, through its Internet Safety for Kids & Families initiative, is once again reinforcing its stand against online child sexual abuse by joining the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK self-regulatory organization for combating criminal online content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world. The new membership builds upon Trend...

2009-11-23 07:00:00

BOSTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allot Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALLT), a leader in IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), announced today the launch of Allot WebSafe, a network service designed to block online illegal and harmful content. The solution is designed to protect subscribers by enabling fixed and mobile broadband service providers to build a safer and more protected internet environment. At the same time,...

2009-01-27 16:35:00

WOLF allows providers to cost-effectively identify and block illegal Web sites for its customers MIAMI, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Optenet, a global IT security company and provider of high-performance content filtering solutions, today announced the immediate availability of a new cost-effective and easy-to-deploy appliance that enables service providers to block access to known illegal and illicit Web sites. WOLF can be quickly and easily added to a provider's network, serving as an important...

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2008-12-08 12:54:45

Several Internet providers in the UK decided to block a Wikipedia page showing an image of a naked girl, angering many users of the site. The censored page shows an album cover of German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1976. After online watchdog the Internet Watch Foundation warned Wikipedia that the picture might be illegal, Internet providers acted to have it blocked. "It was a potentially illegal child sexual abuse image," IWF said. But some of the volunteers who run Wikipedia...

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2008-10-24 12:15:00

Internet users are being asked to help find illegal and vulgar content online. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is launching an awareness crusade to alert many web users on how to report imagery showing minors being sexually abused. The promotion is a response to IWF research which notes that 77% of people who discover illegal information do not report it because they do not know how to. Advertisements, e-mails and pamphlets are being produced to teach people how to report the images....

2008-10-23 09:00:16

In preparation for IWF Awareness Day on October 24, 2008, Afilias has announced that it has become a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). This will increase Afilias' ability to be proactive in eliminating child pornography and sexual abuse content from the .INFO domain. "Afilias has focused on discovering methods, at the domain name registry level, to create a safer Internet environment in the .INFO domain," said Hal Lubsen, President and CEO of Afilias. "This year, we have been...