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Tech firms must do more on child abuse, European police chiefs say – Source Reuters Tech News

LONDON (Reuters) – European police chiefs have thrown their support behind British demands for technology companies to urgently transform how they operate to prevent access to child sex abuse, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Friday.

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The NCA said abuse images were easily available online and could be reached with just three clicks of a mouse on internet search engines. It said there was a direct link between offenders viewing material online and then going on to target children themselves.

“The technology industry urgently needs to transform its response to counter the extreme level of online offending,” said Lynne Owens, the NCA’s director general.

“To stop the pathway of escalation into severe offending, there must be zero tolerance of the presence of child sexual abuse on industry platforms, with industry reinforcing this at…

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