2020 News: Technology

2020 News: Technology

19/04/2021: Priti Patel: Facebook encryption plan ‘must not hamper child protection’

Facebook’s plans to roll out encryption across its messaging services could jeopardise ongoing work to combat child abuse, the Home Secretary is to warn. Such encryption means only the sender and . . . recipient can read messages. “We cannot allow a situation where law enforcement’s ability to tackle abhorrent criminal acts and protect victims is severely hampered,” Priti Patel will tell a charity-hosted event. Facebook says its plans for wider encryption protects users’ privacy.
BBC

19/04/2021: Facebook encryption plans will hit fight against child abuse, warns Patel

NSPCC fears end-to-end encryption of messages will make tools that identify grooming and images of abuse useless. Home secretary Priti Patel will call for tech companies including Facebook to “live up . . . to their moral duty” and do more to safeguard children in a roundtable discussion about end-to-end message encryption.
Guardian

07/04/2021: Gaming paedophile groomed victim with cryptocurrency

A paedophile who groomed an 11-year-old boy through online gaming has been told by a judge he may have to serve all of his eight-year jail sentence. Jay Creed, 53, encouraged the boy to make a video . . . of himself carrying out sexual activity on at least 20 occasions, Truro Crown Court heard. He also gave the boy cryptocurrency to play games, the court was told.
BBC



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