The National Child Protection Task Force (NCPTF) is a volunteer organization that aims to provide a safer world for children. To achieve its goal, the NCPTF helps law enforcement agencies solve cases related to child exploitation and human trafficking, along with finding missing people, by giving all those in need access to vital investigative expertise, tools, and resources.
As part of its activities, the NCPTF works closely with multiple partners, including police officers, search and rescue experts, intelligence analysts, open-source intelligence (OSINT) specialists, programmers, cybersecurity experts, and many others. With the know-how and technology provided by volunteers and partners, the NCPTF has developed up-to-date crime-solving techniques that can crack time-sensitive cases within minutes. The organization’s strategies have been successfully used by law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and lawyers, and those experts are also willing to share their knowledge...Read full story
Child sexual offenders have always been quick to adapt technological advances, such as photography and film for the purposes of exploiting children. The move of child exploitation material (CEM) to the Internet has enabled them to form online communities which allow easier access to CEM, recruiting co offenders and business partners, as well as validating their deviant behavior amongst other offenders.
Despite the established harm inherent within child exploitation imagery and distribution online, current attempts to limit such content have been largely unsuccessful.
Dark Crawler is a tool used by search-engines to automatically navigate the Internet and collect information about each website and webpage which can be used to seek out specific content, such as child exploitation material...Read full story