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Organizations Join Hands To Stop Online Child Abuse

by Caroline Vutagwa
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African Risk Mitigation (ARM) leader in security distribution in partnership with NetClean are in a mission to fight against contents of child sexual; abuse images.
The two companies will be working together with ISPs companies and law enforcement across Africa to stop the handling, downloading or distribution of child sexual abuse content.

Statistic done by the UN estimates that 750 000 people are looking at child sexual abuse content online at any given time.

“Child sexual abuse images are not pornography,” explains Christian Berg, CEO of NetClean. “They are images of assault, physical abuse, torture and rape committed on children under the age of 18. They can involve photos or photomontages, videos or gifs; all depicting rape and torture. Child pornography is not the correct word to use. It has nothing to do with porn. Porn is consent between two adults who knows what they are doing. This is something completely different.”

The media say that most child sexual abuse arrests have been linked to Canada, the UK, the US, western Europe and Australasia, but now South Africa ha itself involved as well as any other country.

Even Google and international ISPs have done so many investments worth millions to help stop the proliferation of child abuse images on the net.

The images are however are not only spread through public internet addresses, but also Digital cameras, the Internet and USB sticks make production, distribution and storage even easier. So while the efforts of Google and the other Internet companies are to be applauded, they are merely a drop in the ocean.

NetClean was formed in 2003 with the idea of making use of the latest technical inventions to curb the spread of this nuisance. Today, NetClean’s products have millions of users worldwide. Law enforcement agencies in more than 30 countries use NetClean Analyze to conduct their investigations.

NetClean products consists of:

  • NetClean WhiteBox, ideal for ISPs as it blocks child sexual abuse content on the Internet and uses lists from Interpol and the IWF to filter http addresses.
  • NetClean ProActive, for businesses, stopping child sexual abuse images and videos by identifying the actual content, regardless of source or transfer protocol, including USB devices
  • NetClean Analyze, which is provided free to law enforcement authorities.

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