UK intelligence agency GCHQ intends to use artificial intelligence to tackle issues from child sexual abuse to disinformation and human trafficking.
On their own, the nine images appear innocuous. In fact, it is hard to immediately tell exactly what all of them show.
One is clearly of a child’s shirt. Another looks to be a cap.
The vast, and growing, volume of child abuse material being created and shared online is threatening to overwhelm police efforts to tackle it, senior officers have told the Guardian.
[news release] Predatory online groomers are a “grave and widespread threat” to children in their bedrooms as new figures reveal the record-breaking scale of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet.
On 4 December, the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof published a column entitled The Children of Pornhub. Pornhub attracts 3.5bn visitors a month, rakes in money from 3bn advertising impressions a day and, says Kristof, “prides itself on being the cheery, winking face of naughty, the website that buys a billboard in Times Square and provides snowploughs to clear Boston streets. It donates to organisations fighting for racial equality and offers steamy content free to get people through Covid-19 shutdowns.”
Michael Sheath has been counselling people with what he describes as “deviant sexual interests” for a long time.
Mastercard and Visa said on Thursday they would block their customers from using the credit cards to make purchases on Pornhub following accusations the pornographic website showed videos of child abuse and rape.
Visa and Mastercard said they would investigate their financial links to MindGeek, the parent company of the adult website Pornhub, after the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported that the website included videos of child abuse and nonconsensual sexual violence.
Pornhub prides itself on being the cheery, winking face of naughty, the website that buys a billboard in Times Square and provides snow plows to clear Boston streets. It donates to organizations fighting for racial equality and offers steamy content free to get people through Covid-19 shutdowns.
A hotline for reporting suspected child abuse material online had a record month in September, with calls increasing 45%, driven by the shift to working from home and more time spent online, an internet watchdog has said.