14 Apr '15, 7am

Paedophiles are hiding their child sex abuse images on popular hosting sites

Popular image hosting websites used by the public to share holiday snaps and other pictures are being abused by criminals distributing the material, researchers found. Many victims appeared to be younger than 10 and some photos and videos involved rape, bestiality and sadism, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) said in its annual report. The watchdog works to get thousands of links removed a year and websites taken down Chief executive Susie Hargreaves that while the online industry was “stepping up” efforts to block and remove images, many companies did not recognise there was a problem, or were too slow to respond. “It is not good enough for those companies to allow the burden of responsibility to fall on a socially responsible few,” she added. “This year will ensure they have nowhere to hide as we will be targeting them for the benefit of all internet users and victims ...

Full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/more-than-3100...

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