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Posted on 03. Aug, 2011 by lynette.
Today, was a sad day as one of the darkest and most malicious uses of the Internet was uncovered.
In the U.S., 72 people were charged and 52 arrested in the U.S. and abroad, for participating in the online distribution of images depicting the sexual exploitation of children, including infants. When you read about the horrific acts committed against these children, it is very difficult to get through the details. But beyond the child safety issues, this case brings up a number of other things relevant to current debates around online privacy, anonymity, and censorship.
Posted on 14. Dec, 2010 by lynette.
Today, we announced our membership to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) based in the UK. This has enabled us to expand the fight we began earlier this year to stop the online distribution of child sexual abuse images when we became the first security company to join the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC) URL Project.
While we are not legally obligated to do so, we have chosen to engage with organizations like the IWF and NCMEC to block our customers from viewing such images. It seemed like a natural step to do what we already do and direct it to a very worthwhile cause.