Facebook Encryption Eyed in Fight Against Online Child Sex Abuse

Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 03/10/2019 14:53

An explosion in reports of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet is prompting the authorities to step up pressure on technology companies over their use of encryption — and Facebook, which flags by far the largest amount of the material, is drawing outsize attention.

The tension is part of a growing debate over privacy and policing in the digital age. Law enforcement groups have long lamented the use of encryption, a tool that protects personal data from hackers and government surveillance but also lets child predators and other criminals hide their online activities.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/technology/encryption-online-child-sex-abuse.html

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