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How online predators use privacy apps. New podcast episode from the IWF

How online predators use privacy apps. New podcast episode from the IWF

In Conversation with Tegan Insoll, Head of Research at Suojellaan Lapsia, and Dan Sexton, Chief Technology Officer at the IWF

15 February 2024 Blog
“Trailblazing” partnership takes aim at criminals profiting from child sexual abuse online

“Trailblazing” partnership takes aim at criminals profiting from child sexual abuse online

Criminals running commercial child sexual abuse ‘brands’ are taking advantage of a ‘loophole’ to remain online. This new partnership aims to shut them down for good.

7 February 2024 News
A sporting twist for a serious cause – working together to stop child sexual abuse online

A sporting twist for a serious cause – working together to stop child sexual abuse online

Pinsent Masons, a leading multinational law firm held the Move for a Safer Internet challenge to raise essential funds and awareness of IWF’s critical work.

6 February 2024 News
What did we learn from the US Senate hearing over online harms?

What did we learn from the US Senate hearing over online harms?

By Susie Hargreaves OBE, Internet Watch Foundation CEO

1 February 2024 Blog
Link management platform Rebrandly joins the IWF

Link management platform Rebrandly joins the IWF

Rebrandly, which provides a free URL Shortener Platform with custom domains to shorten a long link, joined the IWF as members in December 2023. 

18 January 2024 News
Under 10s groomed online ‘like never before’ as hotline discovers record amount of child sexual abuse

Under 10s groomed online ‘like never before’ as hotline discovers record amount of child sexual abuse

Against the worsening backdrop, the IWF warns moves like Meta’s decision to prevent the blocking of child sexual abuse imagery on Facebook’s Messenger service are ‘utterly incomprehensible’.

17 January 2024 News
Don’t delay talking to girls about keeping safe online, parents urged

Don’t delay talking to girls about keeping safe online, parents urged

New report identifies honest communication as pivotal in battle to stop ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse material.

11 January 2024 News
Bitly acts to enhance user safety with new IWF partnership

Bitly acts to enhance user safety with new IWF partnership

Bitly Inc. partners with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to detect and block child sexual abuse material.

14 December 2023 News
IWF ‘outraged’ at Meta decision to prioritise privacy of paedophiles over children’s safety

IWF ‘outraged’ at Meta decision to prioritise privacy of paedophiles over children’s safety

Meta announces rollout of end-to-end encryption on its platforms, beginning with Facebook Messenger.

7 December 2023 News
AI – the power to harm and to help. New podcast episode from the IWF

AI – the power to harm and to help. New podcast episode from the IWF

In Conversation With Thorn’s Head of Data Science Rebecca Portnoff and IWF Chief Technology Officer Dan Sexton

5 December 2023 Blog
Catherine Brown named as new IWF Chair

Catherine Brown named as new IWF Chair

Ms Brown will take over from Andrew Puddephatt OBE, who has held the post since 2017.

27 November 2023 News
Discord steps up bid to rid internet of ‘appalling’ child sexual abuse imagery

Discord steps up bid to rid internet of ‘appalling’ child sexual abuse imagery

‘There can be no safe place for these criminals to operate. Children deserve a safer and happier internet.’

21 November 2023 News