How offenders abuse privacy apps – latest podcast episode from the IWF

15 Mar 2024 UK SIC

Predators are using end-to-end encrypted messaging apps to contact children and distribute child sexual abuse material, warns new research from Finnish child protection agency Suojellaan Lapsia, making detection and prosecution increasingly difficult.

Tegan Insoll, Head of Research at Suojellaan Lapsia, and Dan Sexton, Chief Technology Officer at the IWF, discuss the methods offenders use and the risk to children in the latest episode of IWF’s ‘In Conversation With’ podcats.

The report has prompted renewed calls for Meta, owner of Facebook and Instagram, to reconsider its decision to launch end-to-end encryption on Messenger, one of the most widely used private messaging services.

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