01 Mar '11, 8am

ST Blogs: Nirmal Ghosh meets officials who work behind the scenes to protect young ones from Internet monsters.

Nirmal Ghosh meets officials who work behind the scenes to protect young ones from Internet monsters THAI and Canadian police are meeting in Bangkok this week to share technical tools and forge links to fight the targeting of children by sexual predators through the Internet. Most of the three-day workshop hosted by Plan International - a UK-based child protection group - is held behind closed doors because of the discussion of sensitive technical details like the application of tracking software, and evidence-gathering. Canada’s police have been pioneers in the field of protection of children against ICT-enabled crimes. ICT - information and communication technology – spans both the Internet and the mobile phone, both of which are now converging at a rapid rate. One tool now available is Microsoft’s Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS) – developed in 2005 after an em...

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