Sunday, 24 March 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Child porn up ‘exponentially’ online
"The amount of child abuse imagery on the internet has increased “exponentially” and is expected to grow even more, the EU police agency has warned.
"Europol predicted “higher levels of demand” for new child abuse material, fuelled by continued advances in technology. This includes the “proliferation” of live video streaming which does not necessitate the actual downloading of material, and the expansion of cloud computing.
The EU Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment, published by Europol, said this is only one area of criminal activity that is set to worsen.
The agency said cyber crime will further develop as a “serious threat to society” and economic crimes, such as counterfeiting of legal products, and frauds will emerge as significant threats, aided by the ongoing financial crisis."
Published April 07, 2013
Official: Timely child porn prosecution a key
"In 2006, U.S. attorneys handled 82.8 percent more child pornography cases than they did in 1994.
Olson says the reason for the increase is likely due to the prevalence of child pornography and easy access to it on the Internet."