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Facebook responsible for 94% of child sex abuse images reported by US tech firms

Facebook responsible for 94% of child sex abuse images reported by US tech firms

Technology
Facebook was responsible for 94% of the 69 million child sex abuse images reported by US technology companies last year.The figures emerged as seven countries, including the UK, published a statement on Sunday warning of the impact of end-to-end encryption on public safety online. Facebook has previously announced plans to fully encrypt communications in its Messenger app, as well as its Instagram Direct service - on top of WhatsApp, which is already encrypted - meaning no one apart from the sender and recipient can read or modify messages.The social media site said the changes are designed to improve user privacy on all of its platforms.But law enforcement agencies fear the move will have a devastating impact on their ability to target paedophiles and protect children online. ...
Alex Scott thanks fans for support after online abuse

Alex Scott thanks fans for support after online abuse

Entertainment
Broadcaster Alex Scott has thanked fans for their "love and support" following online abuse after she was connected with A Question Of Sport.The TV pundit, former footballer and ex-Strictly star also played down suggestions she was lined up to replace Sue Barker on the BBC One show. Match Of The Day's Gary Lineker tweeted congratulations to Scott on the role on Thursday, but later deleted it.The BBC denied that any decision has been made over the new presenting team.The corporation said: "No conversations have been had about the future line-up,"Sue Barker 'sad' to leave A Question of SportHowever, newspaper reports during the week suggested Scott was being lined up to replace Barker, who is exiting the show after 24 years.It is p...
Paris Hilton opens up about alleged abuse, the trauma of infamous sex tape, and striving for $1bn

Paris Hilton opens up about alleged abuse, the trauma of infamous sex tape, and striving for $1bn

Entertainment
Paris Hilton has released a new documentary, This Is Paris, to show the world the woman behind the "character". But in the film, she also reveals deeply personal details of alleged abuse at a residential behavioural school she was sent to as a teenager.Sky News meets the star to talk about the "real Paris", her goal to make $ 1bn, and why a "weight has been lifted" now she is finally ready to speak out. "Paris Hilton has entered the waiting room for this meeting."She arrives to the Zoom room on time, just after 10am in Los Angeles, a couple of glam squad members briefly touching up her famous platinum-blonde hair to the side of the camera for just a few seconds before we begin.Businesswoman, model, DJ, heiress and perhaps the original influencer, Hilton is here, speaking to me on screen in...
Madeleine suspect investigated over separate child sex abuse claim in Portugal

Madeleine suspect investigated over separate child sex abuse claim in Portugal

World
The suspect in the Madeleine McCann case is being investigated over a separate child sex allegation a month before she vanished in Portugal.The German drifter known as Christian B is suspected of exposing himself and performing a sex act in front of a young girl on a beach in 2007.German prosecutor Hans-Christian Wolters, who is investigating Christian B in the Madeleine case, revealed his new investigation to Sky News. Image: Madeleine McCann vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007 He said: "In this case of 2007 he is suspected of showing himself in a sexual, offensive way in front of a 10-year-old German child on a beach. I cannot say exactly if he was masturbating in front of the child or if he has just shown himself naked....
‘I will never be off the hook’: Ryan Adams writes apology after abuse allegations

‘I will never be off the hook’: Ryan Adams writes apology after abuse allegations

Entertainment
Ryan Adams has written an apology for "all the ways I have mistreated people throughout my life and career" and said he is working to be "a better man".The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has been out of the spotlight for more than a year, after being accused of sexual misconduct and emotional abuse by several women in 2019. One of the women who made allegations about the star was his ex-wife, singer and actress Mandy Moore, who claimed he was psychologically abusive during their marriage. Image: Mandy Moore married Adams in 2009 but filed for divorce in 2015 Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers and another female musician also made allegations about the star in a New York Times report published in February 2019.At the time, Adams iss...