Australia fines X for failing to provide information about child abuse content

eSafety, the Australian regulator for online safety, issued a $386,000 fine against X (formerly Twitter) Monday for failing to answer “key questions” about the action the platform is takin

Prosecutors in every state push to combat AI child exploitation

The attorneys general in all 50 U.S. states, plus four territories, signed onto a letter calling for Congress to take action against AI-enabled child sexual abuse material (CSAM). “While interne

Meta backs a new system that allows minors to stop their intimate images from being posted online

Meta announced today it’s helping finance a new organization called Take It Down that will, with the support of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), help young people

Twitter’s attempt to monetize porn reportedly halted due to child safety warnings

Despite serving as the online watercooler for journalists, politicians and VCs, Twitter isn’t the most profitable social network on the block.¬†Amid internal shakeups and increased pressure from

Europe’s CSAM scanning plan unpicked

The European Union has formally presented its proposal to move from a situation in which some tech platforms voluntarily scan for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to something more systematic &#8212

Apple quietly pulls references to its CSAM detection tech after privacy fears

Apple has quietly removed from its website all references to its child sexual abuse scanning feature, months after announcing that the new technology would be baked into iOS 15 and macOS Monterey. Bac

Facebook to delay full E2EE rollout until ‘sometime in 2023’

The company formerly known as Facebook is delaying a rollout of end-to-end encryption across all its services until “sometime in 2023”, according to Meta’s global head of safety, Ant

UK names five projects to get funding for CSAM detection

The U.K. government has named five projects that have scored public funding under a “tech safety” challenge announced in September — when the Home Office said it wanted to encourage

Online platforms have a responsibility to protect children from harm

We must arm children and teens with tools and technology to understand whether someone they meet online has a record of bad behavior.

UK offers cash for CSAM detection tech targeted at E2E encryption

The U.K. government is preparing to spend over half a million dollars to encourage the development of detection technologies for child sexual exploitation material (CSAM) that can be bolted on to end-

Apple delays plans to roll out CSAM detection in iOS 15 after privacy backlash

Apple has delayed plans to roll out its child sexual abuse (CSAM) detection technology that it chaotically announced last month, citing feedback from customers and policy groups. That feedback, if you