US 'worst' for online child abuse

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    More than 50% of online images of child abuse reported to an internet watchdog can be traced to the US, a report says.



    Investigations by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found nearly 2,500 US sites containing illegal images.

    The IWF study also said that some sites that contain the illegal content remain accessible for up to five years despite being reported to relevant authorities.

    In April the US Attorney General proposed changes in the law to tackle the problem.

    The proposals by Alberto Gonzales included new laws that would require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to report images of child abuse.

    In June a Technology Coalition comprising Microsoft, Time Warner AOL, Yahoo, Earthlink United Online and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) also announced plans to tackle online child abuse in the US. The IWF, which is based in the UK, said that the reason why the US hosted the majority of illegal content was because the country has the most ISPs and the most web traffic in the world.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5195460.stm
     
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    it makes sense statistically though-large population-high techological advances-everyone can afford to have a computer-digital camera etc (most doing this are men and men make money - in North America especially. Canada has a population the size of california..so it wont have as many people to be involved..russia where there are lots of people, do not have the money and technology readily available.
    China is plly not advanced enough with capitalism and freedoms yet..but certainly could be the next superpower to be contended with and that will mean soaring crime rates there.
     

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