Big Year of Change for the Internet Watch Foundation
The changes included the welcoming of new board personnel, an office relocation into the technology hub of Cambridge, a new funding structure, new research projects, an awareness campaign and a shift in focus to proactively identify and help protect people from stumbling across inappropriate online content. In addition, the IWF was audited and confirmed as being compliant with human rights legislation.
The report revealed that of the 51,186 reports submitted to the IWF for analysis, about 26% of the web pages contained child sexual abuse images. This was a big increase of nearly 38% from 2012.
To help drive home the severity of the matter, zveloLABS pulled its own statistics and found that out of a sample of a few hundred billion URLs categorized in 2013 and stored in the zveloDB® URL database, tens of millions of them were classified as containing either Child Abuse Images or Child Inappropriate content.
Click to view the full IWF Annual & Charity Report 2013. zvelo is a proud member of the IWF.