The leading German Usenet provider UseNeXT is IWF’s newest Member

Published:  Fri 7 Apr 2017

The Usenet Access Provider UseNeXT has joined Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) membership.

Newsgroups run on the Usenet, which is a global discussion platform attracting millions of users. It works in a similar way to forums in what’s more commonly known as the internet. These newsgroups allow people to discuss a variety of topics and freely exchange information and content. Usenet offers access to more than 110,000 uncensored newsgroups worldwide, matched with more than 25,000 terabytes of data. Since its conception in 2004, UseNeXT has become one of the best Usenet Access Providers. In addition, its encryption system ensures the greatest possible data security to its customers.

As a Member of IWF, UseNeXT will now be using our Newsgroups service. This allows us to issue takedown notices to our Members for posts where child sexual abuse content has been identified. As the only hotline in the world who actively searches for these images to remove them, we find more content than anyone else. We are in a privileged position to help our Members to eliminate abuse of their services.

Christian Schütze, CEO of Aviteo Ltd, said: "Here at Aviteo we are very impressed by the work of the IWF. We fully support the good cause of the Internet Watch Foundation and consider ourselves an absolutely proud member."

Susie Hargreaves OBE, IWF CEO, said: “I’m glad to welcome UseNeXT to our membership base. We’re looking forward to working with them, and providing our Newsgroup service, to protect their users from child sexual abuse imagery online.”     

 

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Notes to editors:

Contact: Emma Hardy, IWF Director of External Relations +44 (0) 1223 203030 or +44 (0) 7929 553679.

What we do:

We make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and offer a place for the public to report them anonymously. We then have them removed. We’re a not for profit organisation and are supported by the global internet industry and the European Commission.

For more information please visit www.iwf.org.uk.

The IWF is part of the UK Safer Internet Centre, working with Childnet International and the South West Grid for Learning to promote the safe and responsible use of technology.

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