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Coronavirus: Internet child abuse images ‘not being deleted’

Coronavirus: Internet child abuse images ‘not being deleted’

Technology
Coronavirus has led to a "global slowdown" in the removal of internet child abuse images, say campaigners. The Internet Watch Foundation says tech firms have fewer staff to delete illegal material, making it easier for sexual predators to view and share.Almost 90% fewer suspicious web addresses, or URLs, have been deleted during the pandemic, says the charity.The warning comes as the IWF's annual report reveals Europe is the "hub" for child sexual abuse photos and videos.In 2019, 89% of URLs containing abuse material were found on computer servers based in Europe, compared with 79% in 2018.'Frightening jump'Servers in the Netherlands, which has a strong technological infrastructure and low costs, hosted the most illegal content discovered by IWF staff - ...
Fifa streamer Kurt0411 banned from all EA Games for ‘abuse’

Fifa streamer Kurt0411 banned from all EA Games for ‘abuse’

Technology
Entertainment giant EA Games has banned a well-known streamer from playing any of its titles, citing abusive conduct.The company said Kurt Fenech, known online as Kurt0411, had posted "abusive and threatening messages" about its employees.It said it had banned his account and blocked his console from accessing its games.Mr Fenech denied making abusive remarks and told the BBC he thought the ban was an "abuse of power".The gamer has more than 100,000 subscribers on YouTube and often attracted more than 10,000 viewers to his live streams of the Fifa 20 football video game. The 25-year-old, from Malta, previously played Fifa professionally, competing in tournaments for cash prizes.He was also an outspoken critic of EA Games and the Fifa games, criticising th...
Study links parental use of marijuana to abuse of drugs by children

Study links parental use of marijuana to abuse of drugs by children

Health
Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Roughly one in 10 parents in the United States uses marijuana -- and partaking in the drug increases the risk that their kids may later abuse substances, a new study suggests. In results published Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from Harvard Medical School, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute on Drug Abuse noted that approximately 8 percent of mothers with adolescent or young adult children living at home have used marijuana within the past year, while more than 9 percent of fathers had done so. Their children were nearly 50 percent more likely to use the drug themselves compared to those living in marijuana-free homes. "Parent use of marijuana is rising, and several fathers have confided i...

Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth

Health
A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal says women in Nigeria, Myanmar, Ghana and Guinea also experienced high rates of cesarean sections and surgical cuts to the vagina, or episiotomies, without their consent — and often without a painkiller. "Mistreatment during childbirth can amount to a violation of human rights, and could be a powerful disincentive from seeking facility-based maternity care," the study said in a discussion of similar research. The new study led by the World Health Organization followed more than 2,000 women
Tammy Abraham: England will walk off if they hear racist abuse

Tammy Abraham: England will walk off if they hear racist abuse

Sports
Euro 2020 qualifier: Czech Republic v EnglandVenue: Sinobo Stadium, Prague Date: Friday 11 October, 19:45 BSTCoverage: Full match commentary on Radio 5 Live, live text commentary online, BBC Sport appTammy Abraham says England are prepared to walk off the pitch if they are targeted by racist abuse in their Euro 2020 qualifiers this week.England face the Czech Republic on Friday - then play Bulgaria on Monday in a partially-closed stadium because of fans' racist behaviour in June."If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us," Abraham said. "Harry Kane even said that if we're not happy, if a player is not happy, we all come off the pitch together."Maddison in? Pick your England XITomori...