Thursday, February 20, 2014

USA Today reports that over 50000 men in the US view and trade child pornography

A story by Kevin Johnson in USA Today on Feb. 20 (front page in print) reports that about 50,000 men trade in illegal child-porn image, mostly through peer-to-peer and off of "ckandestine" websites, usually offrhore, with encrupted IP' addresses.  The link for the story is here.

The story included a map of the US pruporting to show the relative prevalnce of these users across the country, concentrated in any populated areas.

Since 2002, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has used technology to wartermark images of known victims and help law enforcement identify users online.  

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