Category Archives: Regulation

UK children’s groups responses to the Online Harms White Paper now available

The detailed responses to the UK Government’s Online Harms White Paper by UK children’s organizations is now available plus a summary of the recommendations: In the larger document there are several examples or case studies which illustrate very clearly … Continue reading

Posted in Default settings, E-commerce, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

A few choice quotes

The Sunday Times is behind a pay wall so many of you might miss an article with  some great quotes from Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology, ex of Google. As a service to my readers, here are … Continue reading

Posted in Google, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

A child’s right to human dignity and privacy

Companies that deploy tools such as PhotoDNA to detect, delete and report child sex abuse material deserve a round of applause, but I am not sure how intense or prolonged the applause should be. We live in a strange world … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Consent, E-commerce, Regulation, Self-regulation

A further note on encryption

In my earlier blog on the subject of encryption I referred to a statement made by Mark Zuckerberg about his intention to make Messenger and Instagram encrypted services. WhatsApp already is. Just in case some of you missed the significance … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Default settings, Regulation, Self-regulation

About encryption

Not long ago Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook was going to “pivot to privacy”.  Apparently the company will apply this idea to WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram (but not the Facebook platform itself). This announcement caused all kinds of fluttering in the dovecotes. … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Default settings, Internet governance, Privacy, Regulation, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Serious money

Interesting story today. Seems the  UK gambling industry is willing to pay a levy which would generate £100 million pounds to tackle problem gambling. At the moment they contribute 0.1% of their profits (not turnover) to this kind of work. … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation

Great news from Latin America

I recently wrote a couple of blogs where I named five top level domains the IWF had found contained the lion’s share of all csam reported to or found by them in 2018. It included three Country Code Top Level … Continue reading

Posted in Child abuse images, ICANN, Internet governance, Regulation, Self-regulation