Tech

Facebook content moderators have reportedly been ordered to watch more child abuse just weeks after the company settled a lawsuit with thousands who developed PTSD on the job

Facebook content moderators employed by Accenture have been ordered to review an extra 48 minutes of child abuse a day,The Intercept reported Thursday. Accenture told hundreds of moderators in emails that, under its renegotiated contract with Facebook, they’d now need to look at 6.3 hours of “child-exploitation imagery” instead of […]
Facebook content moderators have reportedly been ordered to watch more child abuse just weeks after the company settled a lawsuit with thousands who developed PTSD on the job
Tech

Disney forced a clone of ‘Club Penguin’ to shut down after an investigation found it was rife with explicit messages and penguin ‘e-sex’

A BBC investigation found “Club Penguin Online,” a fan-run clone of Disney’s “Club Penguin” was full of explicit messages, penguin “e-sex,” and offensive language. The original “Club Penguin” shut down in 2017, but fan-run versions of the game have kept it alive. One man involved in running one of the […]
Disney forced a clone of ‘Club Penguin’ to shut down after an investigation found it was rife with explicit messages and penguin ‘e-sex’
Lifestyle

A beauty influencer says she ‘beat the crap out of’ her child after she broke a Jeffree Star eye-shadow palette, sparking calls for intervention online

In a recent YouTube vlog, beauty micro-influencer Michelle Grace claimed to have physically punished her 2-year-old daughter for breaking a discontinued Jeffree Star Cosmetics eye-shadow palette. The video, which has since been deleted from Grace’s channel, was quickly met with intense shock, concern, and backlash online. Grace later defended her […]
A beauty influencer says she ‘beat the crap out of’ her child after she broke a Jeffree Star eye-shadow palette, sparking calls for intervention online
Tech

A new warrant reveals how Apple detects child pornography and works with law enforcement

Apple intercepts suspected child pornography and reports it to law enforcement, a warrant obtained by Forbes shows. Apple uses a technique called “hashing” which lets its servers automatically detect when images previously labelled as child abuse pass through them. Apple’s servers automatically detect images previously watermarked as child abuse, and […]
A new warrant reveals how Apple detects child pornography and works with law enforcement
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For 20 years, a Tennessee baby thief kidnapped more than 5,000 children from the streets, hospitals, and shanty towns of Memphis. Now, 70 years later, survivors of her ‘house of horrors’ are confronting the past.

For more than two decades, Georgia Tann ran a lucrative child-kidnapping and -adoption ring. As the executive director of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, Tann got rich by stealing babies from their parents and adopting them out to unsuspecting families. More than 5,000 children were snatched by Tann, and at […]
For 20 years, a Tennessee baby thief kidnapped more than 5,000 children from the streets, hospitals, and shanty towns of Memphis. Now, 70 years later, survivors of her ‘house of horrors’ are confronting the past.
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The lawyer for the adult children rescued from the California ‘House of Horrors’ opens up about how they’re doing a year later, and says they even miss their parents sometimes

The lawyer for the adult Turpin siblings is speaking publicly, a year after their parents, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested on the charge of abusing their kids and keeping them imprisoned at their California home. Attorney Jack Osborn said the adult siblings are now living together and are learning […]
The lawyer for the adult children rescued from the California ‘House of Horrors’ opens up about how they’re doing a year later, and says they even miss their parents sometimes
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Stepmother Of Teen Charged In Bullying Suicide Arrested For Child Abuse

The stepmother of a 14-year-old girl who was arrested for bullying a girl who committed suicide has been charged with child abuse and neglect, ABC in Tampa reports. During a press conference Friday evening, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd aired a video clip of 30-year-old Vivian Vosburg appearing to beat […]
Stepmother Of Teen Charged In Bullying Suicide Arrested For Child Abuse
Markets

‘High Frequency Spanking’ Increased Six-Fold During The Great Recession

The Great Recession came with high jobless rates, putting financial and emotional strain on the American consumer. Economists follow consumer sentiment trends closely as it is tied to economic activity. However, falling sentiment can be tied to other phenomena that isn’t captured by economic data. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, William Schneider, and […]
‘High Frequency Spanking’ Increased Six-Fold During The Great Recession
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Britain Is Totally Changing Its Child Sex Abuse Policies Because Of Jimmy Savile

[credit provider=”YouTube/shonkyboy” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIjHlXCZ5WU”] Britain’s top prosecutor announced a shake-up on Wednesday of the way sexual abuse of children is dealt with in the criminal justice system to prevent a repeat of the Jimmy Savile scandal.Keir Starmer said police and prosecutors needed to change the way they assessed the credibility of […]
Britain Is Totally Changing Its Child Sex Abuse Policies Because Of Jimmy Savile
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Child Porn Is A Much Bigger Problem Than You realise

[credit provider=”www.shutterstock.com” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?lang=en&search_source=search_form&search_tracking_id=7690253C-7DC7-11E2-9D44-8CE0ACE6966E&version=llv1&anyorall=all&safesearch=1&searchterm=computer+dark+room&search_group=&orient=&search_cat=&searchtermx=&photographer_name=&people_gender=&people_age=&people_ethnicity=&people_number=&commercial_ok=&colour=&show_color_wheel=1#id=80662321&src=7DA6DF14-7DC7-11E2-96F8-E59C37D0D1A0-1-0″] In 1990, there were only 7,000 hard copy images of child porn in the United Kingdom, according to non-profit group NSPCC.Today there are hundreds of millions of digital images of child porn on the Internet accessible to people around the world.
Child Porn Is A Much Bigger Problem Than You realise
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Julianne Hough Reveals She Was Abused While A Child Dancer — Here’s Today’s Buzz

Cosmopolitan “I was abused, mentally, physically, everything,” Julianne Hough says in this month’s Cosmo.In the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, cover girl Julianne Hough, 24, reveals she was abused as a 10-year-old while studying dance in London away from her parents in Utah. “I was abused, mentally, physically, everything … I was […]
Julianne Hough Reveals She Was Abused While A Child Dancer — Here’s Today’s Buzz
News

Smacking Children May Put Them At Greater Risk Of Developing Cancer [Study]

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Scared_Crying_Child.jpg”] Smacking children may put them at greater risk of cancer, heart disease and asthma later in life, a controversial study has suggested.Psychologists asked adults with the diseases if they had been verbally or physically abused as children and found they were more likely to say they […]
Smacking Children May Put Them At Greater Risk Of Developing Cancer [Study]
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14-Year-Old ‘Modern Family’ Star Removed From Home After Alleged Parental Abuse

[credit provider=”ABC”] Actress Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family,” has been removed from her family’s home after allegations that she was being physically and emotionally abused by her mother, Crystal Workman.After a guardianship hearing on October 3rd, “a judge determined the allegations that Ariel […]
14-Year-Old ‘Modern Family’ Star Removed From Home After Alleged Parental Abuse
News

Finally, Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Admits He Screwed Up The Case Months Ago

[credit provider=”WJACTV.com” url=”http://www.wjactv.com/videos/news/jerry-sandusky-sentenced-to-30-60-years-in-prison/vfmFL/”] It might seem like his life and legacy can’t be salvaged, but Jerry Sandusky’s bumbling lawyer Joe Amendola has a plan.The disgraced ex-Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced to 30 to 60 years behind bars this morning after he was convicted in June of 45 counts […]
Finally, Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Admits He Screwed Up The Case Months Ago
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Judge May Return To Bench Despite Viral Video Of Him Beating His Daughter

[credit provider=”Aransas County, Texas, Court via AP”] The daughter of a Texas family court judge caught beating her on tape is “just furious” her father might return to the bench and still has his law licence, a local TV channel is reporting.”That licence is what allows him to protect kids, […]
Judge May Return To Bench Despite Viral Video Of Him Beating His Daughter
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Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Is Trying To Keep Him From Talking At His Sentencing

[credit provider=”Centre County Correctional Facility “] Even though Jerry Sandusky regrets not testifying at his child sex abuse trial, his lawyer has cautioned him statements he makes at his upcoming sentencing could come back to haunt him.In an interview with The Associated Press, published Wednesday, Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola said […]
Jerry Sandusky’s Lawyer Is Trying To Keep Him From Talking At His Sentencing
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New York Friar Says Kids Are Often To Blame For Seducing Adults

[credit provider=”FatherBenedict.com” url=”http://fatherbenedict.com/”] The founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal says lonely kids without a dad are the real culprits behind illicit adult-children relationships.”Suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him,” Father Benedict Groeschel told the National Catholic Register, according to […]
New York Friar Says Kids Are Often To Blame For Seducing Adults
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Ex-Penn State President Said He Didn’t Know The Severity Of Jerry Sandusky’s Crimes Until It Was Too Late

[credit provider=”Photo: John Tecce” url=”http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467653323295&l=7b3bc49876″] Former Penn State President Graham Spanier, who helmed the university while Jerry Sandusky was assistant football coach, is finally speaking out about the scandal and the report that said he wilfully did nothing about it.”I never, ever heard anything about child abuse or sexual abuse […]
Ex-Penn State President Said He Didn’t Know The Severity Of Jerry Sandusky’s Crimes Until It Was Too Late
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Turning A Blind Eye To Child Sex Abuse Is A Larger Phenomenon Than Penn State’s Scandal

[credit provider=”Timm Suess/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lord_yo/6824526801/sizes/m/”] How could someone not only cast a blind eye but also conceal facts that could help a child being sexually abused? A new report suggesting Penn State officials kept facts about Jerry Sandusky’s child-sex abuse from authorities paints a picture of uncaring, and worse, adults.But how […]
Turning A Blind Eye To Child Sex Abuse Is A Larger Phenomenon Than Penn State’s Scandal
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Former School Bus Driver Called Duct Taping Girl’s Mouth ‘A Playful Thing’

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ShortFordbus.jpg”] A small-town justice sentenced a former bus driver Monday to three years of probation — but not jail time — for putting duct tape over a disabled 7-year-old girl’s mouth more than a year ago.”I am sorry for what I did. It was a playful thing,” Marjorie […]
Former School Bus Driver Called Duct Taping Girl’s Mouth ‘A Playful Thing’
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Here’s Why Joe Amendola Might Be The Worst Lawyer To Represent Jerry Sandusky

[credit provider=”Rob Carr/Getty Images” url=”http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/joe-amendola-attorney-for-former-penn-state-assistant-news-photo/135726825#”] Jerry Sandusky’s blockbuster trial is just getting underway but his lawyer has been wreaking havoc for at least half a year now.Joe Amendola has been courting the press and making odd statements in a media blitz that could surprise even the most jaded legal experts.
Here’s Why Joe Amendola Might Be The Worst Lawyer To Represent Jerry Sandusky
Lifestyle

Wealthy Socialite Accused Of Selling Child Porn From Her Dallas Mansion

[credit provider=”via Fox KDFW ” url=”http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/18681539/dallas-mum-allegedly-peddled-child-porn”] A wealthy Dallas woman has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly selling child pornography from her home for more than 12 years, according to The New York Daily News.Erika Susan Perdue, 41, a housewife who lives in a $1.4 million mansion, is accused […]
Wealthy Socialite Accused Of Selling Child Porn From Her Dallas Mansion
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One Of Joseph Kony’s Top Commanders Has Been Captured By Ugandan Troops

[credit provider=”Youtube/AlJazeeraEnglish”] The Ugandan army has captured a top commander of the Joseph Kony-led Lord’s Resistance Army, although Kony himself remains elusive, The Wall Street Journal reports.Caesar Achellam, a major-general in the LRA and one of Kony’s main military strategists was ambushed in the jungles of the Central African Republic […]
One Of Joseph Kony’s Top Commanders Has Been Captured By Ugandan Troops
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See The Sequel To The Kony 2012 Video

The original viral video has been watched by almost 90 million people on YouTube and attracted huge amounts of criticism for over-simplifying the conflict in Uganda.
See The Sequel To The Kony 2012 Video
News

Dutch Catholic Church Accused Of Castrating At Least 10 Youths In The 1950s

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Catharijnekerk_Utrecht.jpg”] Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad dropped a huge bomb at the weekend, publishing details of a child reportedly castrated by Catholic Priests in the 1950s — and alleging that as many as 10 more children may be victims.The children were reportedly castrated to cure their “homosexuality”.
Dutch Catholic Church Accused Of Castrating At Least 10 Youths In The 1950s
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Irish Catholic Bishops Are Begging Their Country For Forgiveness

[credit provider=”AP Images”] CARDINAL SEÁN BRADY, head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, said he “welcomed” the findings of a panel appointed by the Vatican to visit the four Irish archdioceses to look at how they were responding to the child abuse scandal.A summary of the findings of the ‘Apostolic […]
Irish Catholic Bishops Are Begging Their Country For Forgiveness
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Jerry Sandusky’s Former Daughter-In-Law Says He Molested One Of Her Children

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4pBdNDesQ”] An allegation by Jerry Sandusky‘s former daughter-in-law that he sexually molested one of her three children adds fresh complications to Mr. Sandusky’s attempts to win visitation rights with all his grandchildren.Jill Thomas, who is in a custody battle with one of Sandusky’s sons, said in a statement Monday […]
Jerry Sandusky’s Former Daughter-In-Law Says He Molested One Of Her Children
Tech

Reddit Officially Bans Child Pornography For The First Time

[credit provider=”Gawker”] Before yesterday, link aggregator Reddit had no official ban on users posting “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” Or, you know, as some people call it, “child pornography,” New York‘s Daily Intel blog notes. That changed with a posting from administrators last night. It explained that a ban on such content is now […]
Reddit Officially Bans Child Pornography For The First Time
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Shocking Pictures Of Child labour In America Less Than 100 Years Ago

[credit provider=”Library of Congress, National Child labour Committee Collection” url=”http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?sp=1&co=nclc&st=grid”] The media recently picked up on how Apple products are made in part, by Chinese kids working 16 hour days for 70 cents an hour.But let’s not forget that until the Fair labour Standards Act of 1938 American children were […]
Shocking Pictures Of Child labour In America Less Than 100 Years Ago
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Abusing Your Children Can Cost Them $210,012 Over Their Lifetime

[credit provider=”Flickr/Johan Larsson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanl/134103978/”] The total cost of dealing with abuse or neglect as a child can run the victim $210,012 over their lifetime, according to the centres for Disease Control and Prevention (via WebMD).For the nation, the CDC estimated the cost to be approximately $124 billion, but it may […]
Abusing Your Children Can Cost Them $210,012 Over Their Lifetime
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GUARANTEED: The Most Revolting And Depraved Crime Story You’ll Read Today

[credit provider=”AP”] It’s on the front cover of the Los Angeles Times. And the reporters, Scott Gold, Richard Winton and Paloma Esquivel, wrote this horrifying lede: In the fall of 2010, a drugstore photo technician was running a batch of 35-millimetre film when a disturbing image tumbled out of the machine — […]
GUARANTEED: The Most Revolting And Depraved Crime Story You’ll Read Today
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German Catholic Priest Admits To 280 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

[credit provider=”The Onion: www.theonion.com” url=”http://www.theonion.com/articles/pope-vows-to-get-church-pedophilia-down-to-accepta,17201/”] A German Catholic priest has admitted 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three boys over almost a decade, the BBC reported. About 2,800 pornographic images — including several of his victims — were found on the priest’s computer.Named only as Andreas L, the priest, 46, […]
German Catholic Priest Admits To 280 Counts Of Sexual Abuse
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Child labour Is Making A Disturbing Resurgence Around The World

[credit provider=”maplecroft.com” url=”http://maplecroft.com/about/news/child_labour_2012.html”] Child labour risks are rising around the world, including in supply-chain countries, according to a new report from Maplecroft.The number of countries where entrenched underage work practices pose “extreme risks” to children has jumped 10 per cent in the year to 2012, to include 76 of the […]
Child labour Is Making A Disturbing Resurgence Around The World
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