The federal magistrate found that forced decryption would violate the computer scientist's Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. It's no triumph for the agents who fight child abuse, but it is a win for privacy and for curtailment of government power over our data.
A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist - displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.
In response to an increased number of sexual blackmailers harassing and terrorising young girls online, the FBI has published tips to help young people better protect themselves. We also added a few more for good measure.
Inadvertent exposure of files on an unsecured wireless network doesn't justify the search that found them, an Oregon judge ruled, reversing his previous conviction of a sex offender.
Experts estimate that there are now some one million images of abused and/or exploited children available online, with the total growing by 50,000 per year.
Malware threatens to contact police with evidence of child abuse material on your computer - unless you pay 3000 Euros.
Paedophile criminals are finding new ways to distribute images of child abuse, and hide them from the authorities, according to a new report by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
The hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war on internet paedophiles, attacking websites it accuses of carrying child abuse images and videos, and declaring that anyone who hosts, promotes or supports child pornography is a target.