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Global darknet child porn probe leads to 337 arrests

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Authorities from the US, Britain, South Korea and other countries say they rescued at least 23 minor victims of sexual exploitation

An undated handout picture released by Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) in London on October 16, 2019 shows a screen shot of the seized dark web 'Welcome To Video' website. UK and US authorities investigating a "dark web" child pornography site run from South Korea on Wednesday announced the arrest of 337 suspects in 38 countries. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) said the "Welcome to Video" site contained 250,000 videos that were downloaded a million times by users across the world. HO / AFP / NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

Porn, politics are key targets in 'deepfakes' – study

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Security firm Deeptrace identifies 96% of deepfakes as 'nonconsensual pornography,' which use the images of female celebrities or others in videos manipulated using artificial intelligence

DEEPFAKE. An AFP journalist views a video on January 25, 2019, manipulated with artificial intelligence to potentially deceive viewers, or "deepfake" at his newsdesk in Washington, DC. Photo by Alexandra Robinson/AFP


Bill seeks to classify tabloids with sexual content as R-18

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:57 AM

But UP journalism professor Danilo Arao says the measure 'could set the stage for media censorship'

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges

Aug 03, 2019 - 10:31 AM

The new federal charges include the singer systematically recruiting girls for sex while on tour

Europe's most wanted online child sex offender nabbed in Cebu

Jul 25, 2019 - 4:31 PM

The arrest of Nelson Siacor Torayno, a 32-year-old Filipino, was kept from the public for months following his arrest due to ongoing investigations, according to the International Justice Mission

FACE OF EVIL. Nelson Torayno allegedly raped his child victims, filmed the attacks, and sold the videos on the dark web. Photo from the International Justice Mission

R. Kelly denied bond on federal charges including child porn

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:46 AM

The musician who for decades has faced sexual abuse accusations was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex with 5 underage girls

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JUNE 26: R&B singer R. Kelly (C) arrives at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building for a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly is facing several counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

R. Kelly arrested on child pornography charges – report

Jul 12, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The 52-year-old was taken into custody by federal agents in Chicago late on July 11

R. KELLY. In this file photo taken on June 6, the singer arrives for a court hearing in Chicago. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP

Couple gets 32-year jail time, P5-M fine for online child pornography

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:32 PM

'Child pornography is a detestable act that every society must seek to eliminate. The offenses involve sexual gratification at the expense of children, the supposed future shapers of our country,' the court decision says

Ex-British Army officer paid P500,000 to watch online abuse of PH kids

Apr 26, 2019 - 10:55 AM

'Andrew Whiddett was directly responsible for the soul-destroying abuse of children thousands of miles away from him. He thought he could get away with abusing Filipino children from the comfort of his own home,' says the NCA

ONLINE ABUSE. Andrew Whiddett, 70, pays multiple Filipino sexual abuse facilitators to watch children abused online. Photo from UK National Crime Agency

Hundreds of couples livestreamed in South Korean motel spycam porn

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Four men install tiny cameras in 42 rooms in 30 motels, hidden inside hairdryer holders, wall sockets and digital TV boxes, then stream the footage online

U.S. fugitive wanted on child porn charges arrested in Pampanga

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The arrest follows a nearly two-year search for Joel Aquino Pasay, who was indicted in May of 2017 for the receipt of child pornography

Filipino women search for Japanese, romantic porn on Pornhub – study

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The study, released last Friday, March 8, seeks to determine what female viewers were looking for aside from lesbian porn

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The closing of the loophole comes after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a 'wormhole' that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos

Feminist filmmakers tackle adult movie machismo

Dec 31, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'Feminist porn is part of a fight against misogyny on the same territory and with the same weapons as the sex movie mainstream,' says French filmmaker Ovidie

A visitor stands in front of a poster announcing the Porn Film Festival in Berlin at the "Moviemento" cinema on October 25, 2018. - Ethical, diverse and not a silicone breast in sight -- feminist film-makers are standing up to mass-market porn with adult movies free of male domination and gender stereotypes. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP)

Child porn thriving in WhatsApp due to insufficient moderation

Dec 22, 2018 - 4:21 PM

With 1.5 billion users and just 300 employees, WhatsApp has seen child porn slip through its content moderation systems

WHATSAPP. Photo from Shutterstock


Pornhub ranks Philippines first in time spent on site for 5th year running

Dec 12, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Filipinos now spend an average of 13 minutes, 50 seconds on the site per visit. This appears to be the 5th straight year the Philippines has ranked first in terms of time on Pornhub.

Tumblr removed from Apple's App Store due to child pornography

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Tumblr admits the application was taken down due to child pornography bypassing the filters set up to prevent it from showing on the service

Porn-watching employee infects U.S. gov't network with malware – report

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The infected network is owned by a satellite imaging facility called the EROS Center

South Korea women hold record mass rally against 'spycam porn'

Aug 04, 2018 - 10:13 PM

The protestors are demanding that the government toughen punishments for offenders, and shutter websites hosting the footage

NO TO 'SPYCAM PORN'. Female protesters shout slogans during a rally against 'spy-cam porn' in central Seoul on August 4, 2018. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

South Korea women protest 'spycam porn' in mass rally

Jul 07, 2018 - 7:53 PM

'What kind of country has South Korea become? A country where women can't even pee without having to worry about having their butts filmed in secret?' says a protester

PROTEST. Female protesters call for South Korea's government to crack down on widespread spycam porn crimes during a rally in Seoul on July 7, 2018. Photo by STR/AFP

Vatican jails Italian priest for child porn

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:19 PM

Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella pleads guilty in the opening day of the court hearing on Friday

VATICAN CITY. St Peter's Basilica reflects in a puddle of Via della Conciliazione on May 9, 2018 in Rome. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Bitcoin's blockchain holds child pornography content – researchers

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:42 AM

The study finds some 1,600 files on the bitcoin blockchain, of which 99% are texts or images. Among those files are objectionable content such as links to child pornography.

US gymnastics coach faces child porn charges

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:38 PM

James Kivisto is found out to have at least 100 'inappropriate images' on his devices he obtained through hidden cameras set up inside the gym's bathroom

ABUSE. A gymnastics coach is facing child pornography charges. File photo


Senate approves treaty against cybercrime, child pornography

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:42 AM

'This treaty is very important to protect our people from cybercrime especially since the country is the number one haven for those committing child pornography,' says Senate foreign relations chair Loren Legarda

Porn as bait: Over 1.2 million people hit by malware, lured by adult content

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Kaspersky Lab explains 'adult content serves as a tool for cybercriminals to lure victims into fraudulent schemes involving phishing, PC and Android malware'

Filipinos top Pornhub's 'most time spent' list again

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:16 PM

For the 4th straight year, Pornhub stats show that Filipinos spend the most time on the world's biggest porn site

160 attempts daily to access online porn in UK parliament – data

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:06 AM

A total of 24,473 attempts were made since last June's general election from devices connected to the parliamentary network

PORN. A total of 24,473 attempts were made since last June's general election from devices connected to the parliamentary network, according to data obtained by a PA Freedom of Information request.

Philippines top global source of child pornography – Unicef

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:58 AM

8 out of 10 Filipino children at risk of online sexual abuse or bullying

TOP SOURCE. Unicef says the Philippines is a leading global source of child pornography.

When kids don’t know they are victims of sexual abuse

Dec 09, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Kim* was 12 when her neighbor recruited her. By the time she was rescued, she was already 15.

ABUSE. Children as young as 12 years old fall victims to online sex trafficking. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Rurouni Kenshin creator charged with child pornography possession

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:14 PM

DVDs showing nude underage girls are found at the office and home of 'Rurouni Kenshin' creator Nobuhiro Watsuki

RUROUNI KENSHIN. Nobuhiro Watsuki's manga sequel to 'Rurouni Kenshin' will be suspended, publisher Shueisha says. Screen shot from Viz Media.

Facebook wants your nudes to fight spread of revenge porn

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Submitted nudes are given a digital fingerprint that allows for automatic identification and blocking of potential future uploads on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger

Glee’s Mark Salling pleads guilty to child pornography

Oct 05, 2017 - 10:06 AM

The actor was initially arrested in December 2015 after thousands of images of child pornography were found in his laptop

MARK SALLING. The actor pleads guilty to child pornography. Screengrab from Instagram.com/marksalling

Germany dismantles huge online child pornography ring

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:14 PM

The 87 000 members of Elysium traded images and video files of the most serious sexual abuse of children including babies and representations of sexual violence against children a statement from Frankfurt prosecutors reads

Indonesian Islamist leader named suspect in porn case

May 30, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Rizieq Shihab leader of notorious radical group the Islamic Defenders Front FPI is named a suspect for allegedly exchanging pornographic messages with a woman

This file photograph taken on February 28, 2017 shows Indonesian firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab gesturing as he arrives at court to testify in the blasphemy trial of Jakarta's Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as 'Ahok', in Jakarta. Raisan al Farisi/Pool/AFP

Mandaue mother arrested for pimping daughter online

May 28, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Local police caught the mother in the act of live streaming her 15 year old daughter s online show to a foreigner

CHILD ABUSE. A mother was caught live streaming her teenage daughter's 'show' to a foreigner in exchange of money. Photo by IJM

Dutchman held in Cambodia with thousands of child porn photos

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Evrard Nicolas Sarot is detained on Tuesday in Siem Reap province with pictures on his iPad and a digital camera of naked boys aged between 11 and 15 according to police

Indian metro probes porn screened at busy station

Apr 16, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Authorities are trying to identify 3 suspects believed to be behind the incident last Sunday April 9

Soliman files complaint vs Badoy over child porn remark

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Former social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman says Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy committed injustice to children when she told the European Union to engage in child porn

GOOD MANNERS. Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman says public officials and employee should observe good manners and right conduct.

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EU on DSWD exec's tirade: Tackle child porn seriously

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:18 PM

The EU delegation issues the statement after DSWD Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy posts on Facebook: Iyong mga taga EU mag online child porn muna kayo D yan naman kayo magaling e

UNDER FIRE. DSWD Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy draws flak after she criticized the European Union over child pornography. File photo courtesy of DSWD

DSWD exec tells EU: 'Mag-child porn muna kayo'

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:38 PM

UPDATED In sarcastic advice on Facebook Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy says consuming child pornography is what Europeans – critics of President Duterte – are good at

Screenshot from RTVM

Swiss man suspected of abusing 80 boys in Thailand

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The man will go before the Gruyere criminal court on charges of human trafficking encouraging prostitution sexual acts with children and child pornography prosecutors say

US Homeland Security thanks PH for helping catch pedophile

Jan 18, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Agents of the Philippines Department of Justice are commended for assisting US authorities in the case of American Calvin Bernhardt who was convicted of child pornography and child exploitation

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Some porn sites blocked in PH

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:00 PM

A message saying that these sites have been blocked in accordance with the Anti Child Pornography Law loads on screen instead

Porno-trolling is a thing, and two lawyers are indicted in one scheme

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Federal prosecutors prepare an 18 count indictment against Paul R Hansmeier and John L Steele for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud among others

Britain seeks to restrict access to online porn

Nov 29, 2016 - 12:37 PM

British lawmakers look to implement stricter age verification processes for commercial pornographic websites

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Nov 09, 2016 - 2:43 PM

US voters also weighed in on a slew of ballot measures including several related to marijuana gun control and the death penalty

Voters cast their ballots at voting machines at Shadow Ridge High School on Election Day on November 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Americans across the nation are picking their choice for the next president of the United States. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Naya Rivera reacts to ex Mark Salling's child pornography charges

Sep 14, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Naya opens up about what she thought when she heard about former boyfriend and Glee co star Mark Salling s child pornography charges

'SORRY NOT SORRY.' Naya Rivera reveals in her memoir that she wasn't surprised by former boyfriend and 'Glee' co-star Mark Salling's child pornography charges. Photos by Angela Weiss/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images North America/AFP

Germany: Facebook has 'social responsibility' to curb hateful content

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Thomas de Maiziere: Facebook has an immensely important economic position and just like every other large enterprise it has an immensely important social responsibility

GERMANY AND FACEBOOK. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere (C) talks to an employee during a vistit at the Facebook office in Berlin, Germany on August 29, 2016. Photo by Stefanie Loos/AFP