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Related News: Online child abuse reports surge, says US watchdog

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The BBC News published an article titled Online child abuse reports surge, says US watchdog.

There has been a dramatic rise in reports of child abuse images posted to commonly used parts of the internet, according to a US watchdog.

They include photos posted to publicly-accessible parts of social networks.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a record number of reports in the first week of July, four times the weekly average.

It comes in a week UK authorities arrested 660 people in connection with online child abuse.

That investigation was believed to have been targeted at those using the so-called “dark net” – parts of the internet that are hidden and can be hard to access without special software.

Source: BBC News

Related News: Virginia high school students allegedly took nude pictures of female classmates, shared them online: officials

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. NY Daily News published an article titled Virginia high school students allegedly took nude pictures of female classmates, shared them online: officials.

A group of students at a northern Virginia high school are being investigated for using Dropbox as a makeshift porn site by sharing nude pictures of their female classmates, officials said.

The Fairfax County home of at least one McLean High School student was searched after a tipster alerted authorities that dozens of explicit photos of students — most of whom were underage — had been uploaded to the file hosting site, WTTG-TV reported.

It was not immediately clear if any of the teenaged girls in the pictures were aware that they had been photographed.

Source: NY Daily News

Related News: Former Shelby County assistant principal arrested in Georgia for trying to have sex with child, lawmen say

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Former Shelby County assistant principal arrested in Georgia for trying to have sex with child, lawmen say.

A former assistant principal at Shelby County High School and Elvin Hill Elementary School is one of more than a dozen people arrested during a Georgia operation targeting online child predators.

John McGill, 56, and the other 13 arrestees are charged under the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 1999. McGill was currently an elementary school principal in Douglas County, Ga.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Investigation busts online sex abuse ring targeting children in Philippines

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Investigation busts online sex abuse ring targeting children in Philippines.

Investigators have busted an international pedophile ring that charged people money to watch live online broadcasts of Filipino children being sexually abused, authorities said.

Under way since 2012, the operation has resulted in the arrest of 29 people, 11 of them from the group in the Philippines that facilitated the abuse, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said in a statement Wednesday.

Some of the people who arranged for the abuse, which was filmed on webcams, were from the children’s own families, it said.

Source: CNN

Related News: Facial recognition app matches strangers to online profiles

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNET published an article titled Facial recognition app matches strangers to online profiles.

Soon your face could be your calling card. An upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass called NameTag will allow you to photograph strangers and find out who they are — complete with social networking and online dating profiles.

Spot someone out and about that you want to identify, and you can capture their face using your device’s camera. The app will send the photo wirelessly to NameTag’s server, where it will compare the photo to millions of online records and return with a name, more photos, and social-media profiles, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where the person (or their friends) might have publicly posted photos of themselves.

Source: CNET

Related News: Montgomery teen’s many online party photos lead to drug and gun charges, police say

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Washington Post published an article titled Montgomery teen’s many online party photos lead to drug and gun charges, police say.

A Montgomery County 11th-grader sold marijuana from his family’s home in Gaithersburg — with the apparent blessing of his father — before the teenager was done in by more than 600 photographs he had posted online of him and his friends partying in the home, according to court documents.

Police said that there were 45 guns in the home, including an M16 assault rifle, and that the father had a loaded gun when a SWAT team raided the place Oct. 11.

“The house has been a problem house in the neighborhood, as some neighbors around the house have pointed out,” officers wrote in an arrest affidavit. The case was made public Thursday.

Source: The Washington Post

Related News: Stanford researchers discover ‘alarming’ method for phone tracking, fingerprinting through sensor flaws

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. SFGate published an article titled Stanford researchers discover ‘alarming’ method for phone tracking, fingerprinting through sensor flaws.

It turns out every accelerometer is predictably imperfect, and slight differences in the readings can be used to produce a fingerprint (see below for a further explanation). Marketers could use the ID the same way they use cookies — the small files that download from websites to desktops — to  identify a particular user, monitor their online actions and target ads accordingly.

It’s a novel approach that raises a new set of privacy concerns: Users couldn’t delete the ID like browser cookies, couldn’t mask it by adjusting app privacy preferences — and wouldn’t even know their device had been tagged.

Source: SFGate

Related News: Pew survey: 21 percent of US cellphone owners get online mostly through their phones

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Engadget published an article titled Pew survey: 21 percent of US cellphone owners get online mostly through their phones.

There have been signs that Americans are leaning more and more on the smartphone as a primary internet device, and nowhere is that clearer than the latest edition of Pew’s Cell Internet Use survey. The research group found that 21 percent of American cellphone owners now get online chiefly through their handset, up from 17 percent last year.

Source: Engadget

Related News: Does Facebook have your payment details? It wants you to go buy stuff

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. Ars Technica published an article titled Does Facebook have your payment details? It wants you to go buy stuff.

On Thursday, Facebook confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it plans on testing “a new payments product that would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login information.”

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: 2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self after alleged rape

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled 2 face charges in case of Canadian girl who hanged self after alleged rape.

Two 18-year-old men face child pornography charges in connection with the case of a 17-year-old girl who hanged herself after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied online, Canadian authorities said Thursday evening.

A police statement did not provide details, but the family of Rehtaeh Parsons has said she developed suicidal thoughts after she was sexually assaulted in 2011 and a picture of the incident was shared by phone and online.

Source: CNN

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