Browsing child porn is legal in New York

Looking at child porn on the internet is legal in New York, the Court of Appeals has ruled.

'Child porn' scareware hits Canada

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a warning about scammers who claim that a user's PC is associated with child porn, and demand money to fix the problem.

Child porn pages disguised as legitimate sites

A report from British watchdog Internet Watch Foundation says that pedophiles are successfully disguising websites to hide their illegal content.

Ransomware poses as police, demands fine

Microsoft's warning users about a new scam in which hackers pose as law enforcement officials and demand payment of a fine.

Teen sexting neither widespread or serious, study finds

We're worrying too much about teen sexting, according to two new studies from the University of New Hampshire Crimes against Children Research Center.

Facebook uses image-matching to remove child porn

Facebook is using image-matching software PhotoDNA to try and detect child pornography online.

Child porn takedown hits thousands of innocent sites

An anti-child pornography exercise saw 84,000 websites shut down over the weekend - rather than the 10 which were actually being targeted.

Teen networking site 'allowed child porn'

Graphic porn involving children possibly as young as five was on social networking site tagged.com for two months after it was reported to the site's administrators, New York's attorney general says.

Modeling website admits child porn

A Florida modeling website has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges for obscene pictures which netted the company over $1 million.