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NetClean Labs | 25/03/2017

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NSPCC raises concerns over online image sharing 

17/08/2016 |

The rise of social media channels has normalised image sharing online. In fact, The NetClean Report suggests that more self-produced material of a sexual nature is being shared on social media networks than ever before. This week the NSPCC revealed findings that … Read More

Unearthing the web – the good, the bad and the ugly

03/08/2016 |

Technical advances have unreservedly transformed our lives. Technology has changed the way we communicate, travel, learn and even find love. The internet alone has given rise to a worldwide community and a forum for the mass exchange of information.  It’s … Read More

‘End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children’

18/07/2016 |

Every year, in the first week of July, the major political event – Almedalen Week – takes place in Sweden.

This is a time when political parties gather together with key decision makers, NGO’s and public sector organisations to take … Read More

Child sexual offenders hide behind anonymisation technologies

06/07/2016 |

Anonymisation technologies continue to be a crucial challenge for police and digital investigators when it comes to identifying offenders who have produced and circulated child sexual abuse material.

In our global research of 368 police officers, six in 10 said … Read More

A society in the dark

30/06/2016 |

Last week, the NSPCC released its annual ‘How safe are our children? 2016’ report. The report suggests that the Internet used in eight cases of child sex abuse every day. However, we feel that this latest number from the NSPCC … Read More

Child Sexual Abuse Crime – the real insider threat touching all pockets of today’s business

15/06/2016 |

Often ‘insider threats’ are thought of as the typically unwitting evasion of security protocols by employees taking steps to improve productivity. This can be anything from storing private data using Dropbox or forwarding confidential details to a personal email account, … Read More

The scale of child sexual abuse is largely misunderstood in society

01/06/2016 |

The public, and in many cases even decision-makers in businesses and public authority organisations, are unaware of the extent of the problem of child sexual abuse material happening in our society and local communities. This view is backed by 8 … Read More

Sentences are too lenient for child sex offenders

25/05/2016 |

While we are beginning to see more public awareness on the issues surrounding child sexual abuse, the case against offenders remains weak. Police forces and investigators around the world have voiced their opinions, saying that sentences for child sexual abuse … Read More

Perpetrator identification must be a priority in investigations

18/05/2016 |

In my last blog we looked at the benefits of victim identification. Organisations like Project VIC, of which Griffeye is a founding partner, are working with police and forensic investigators, Europol and Interpol to analyse images and videos in order … Read More

Project VIC demonstrates why identifying victims must be a priority

11/05/2016 |

The number of children at risk from sexual exploitation is on the rise, yet many investigators do not have the time to give priority to the work that is needed to identify victims.

In our NetClean global police survey, we … Read More

Take a LEAP of faith and improve collaboration

05/05/2016 |

Online child sexual exploitation is a growing concern around the world and the issue is becoming more severe than ever before. It has never been easier for perpetrators to make contact with innocent children, to share images of abuse and … Read More

Strength in numbers: joining forces to create a safer society

21/04/2016 |

In the world of child sexual abuse, the waters are always muddied. With new methods of criminal activity arising and a vast array of technological advances to thwart them, it’s a field that is always evolving.

Unfortunately, as the volume … Read More

More self-produced material is being shared on social media

12/04/2016 |

The fact that adults with sexual interest in children would choose to approach these young victims on social media is not a new concept. What has changed in recent years is the quantity of social platforms and how easy, quick … Read More

Mobile phones and videos are becoming increasingly common in the investigations

29/03/2016 |

Reliance on mobile technology has grown exponentially in the last decade. Our CEO Christian Berg recently tested out the new range mobile devices and innovations at Mobile World Congress and is thrilled by the exciting new possibilities that these new … Read More

The material is becoming more severe and victims are getting younger

22/03/2016 |

No parent would want to see their child hurt or in despair. Yet, thousands of children are being sexually abused every single day. They may be living in foreign countries far far away, being trafficked across the seas, or sitting … Read More

Child Exploitation Awareness Day – make your pledge today

18/03/2016 |

Today, in the UK, it is Child Exploitation Awareness Day – a day that aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding child sexual abuse. After a number of high profile sexual exploitation cases in the news, the National Working … Read More