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Google 04 Sep 2018 | 6:50 AM

Google gives NGOs the power of AI to detect child sexual abuse images

By using deep neural networks for image processing, Google introduces AI technology to detect disturbing child abuse material on the Internet.

TECH 16 May 2018 | 5:25 AM

IWF: Children coerced into live streaming own sexual abuse, 98% under 13

Children are being groomed and coerced into livestreaming their own sexual abuse, says the Internet Watch Foundation.

TECH 21 Nov 2017 | 2:00 AM

Online abuse silences women and girls, fuels violence, survey shows

Pervasive online abuse and harassment pressure women and girls into censoring themselves on social media and fuel gender-based discrimination and violence, rights groups said.

TECH 11 Mar 2015 | 4:39 PM

Domestic abuse goes online

Online domestic abuse has become a growing threat for women around the world, with their partners using the Internet, smartphones and tablets to harass them and track their every move, experts said.

TECH 21 Apr 2016 | 7:00 AM

UK Internet charity finds fourfold increase in child abuse imagery

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), an online child sex abuse charity, said that the number of reports of images and videos containing child abuse had increased by 417% over the last two years.

TECH 19 Dec 2018 | 8:09 AM

Women in UK, US face rampant online abuse: Amnesty

Female politicians and journalists of colour in Britain and the US are disproportionately targeted for online abuse, according to a crowdsourced study that found they received 'problematic messages' every 30 seconds on average.

TECH 10 Apr 2019 | 9:51 AM

Fighting online child abuse gets boost from eBay billionaire at UK forum

As pressure mounts on social media companies over child grooming and sex abuse imagery, a US-based not-for-profit set up by Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore tackling the problem has received backing from eBay billionaire Jeff Skoll.

TECH 15 Feb 2018 | 2:00 AM

Cheap phones, fast Internet lead to rise in online child sex-abuse

Wider access to smartphones and super-fast Internet access are giving rise to a disturbing trend: a surge in on-demand, live-streaming online child sexual abuse.

TECH 20 Jul 2016 | 7:22 AM

Twitter announces crackdown after online abuse of Ghostbusters actor

Twitter Inc said it had moved to permanently suspend a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones on July 18 drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site.

TECH 12 May 2019 | 10:00 PM

New rule seeks to stop abuse of China’s child fashion models

Authorities in e-commerce hub in Zhejiang province take action after public expresses outrage at slew of reports of abuse appear online. Regulation limits number of hours, days youngsters can work and bans brands from using children under 10 as spokespeople.