Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin

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Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin

Child pornographers are shifting from stand-alone websites to legitimate chat sites and apps like Skype, making the fight to curb the illegal trade more challenging, Europe’s police agency warned on Tuesday, February 24. Child porn peddlers are also using hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin to avoid leaving money trails. The Philippines remains a hotbed of activity, with poor children lured into performing sexual acts for money. Philippine police recently busted a pedophile ring that streamed live sex involving children as young as 6.

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