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Apple Walks a Privacy Tightrope to Spot Child Abuse in iCloud

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Children’s safety groups, for their part, also immediately applauded Apple’s moves, arguing they strike a necessary balance that “brings us a step closer to justice for survivors whose most traumatic moments are disseminated online,” Julie Cordua, CEO of the child safety advocacy group Thorn, wrote in a statement to WIRED. Other cloud storage providers, from […]

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A New System Is Helping Crack Down on Child Sex Abuse Images

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Each day, a team of analysts in the UK faces a seemingly endless mountain of horrors. The team of 21, who work at the Internet Watch Foundation’s office in Cambridgeshire, spend hours trawling through images and videos containing child sexual abuse. And, each time they find a photo or piece of footage it needs to […]

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I’m Not a Robot! So Why Won’t Captchas Believe Me?

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Meriem Guerar, a researcher at the University of Genoa, Italy, offered a simpler explanation for the poor quality of the images. “The challenge presents often noisy and blurry images in order to make it harder to recognize, for bots using state-of-the-art image recognition technologies,” says Guerar, who has coauthored papers with Migliardi on captcha. “Noise, […]