child porn

domestic terrorism

The FBI Needed Child Porn Charges to Arrest a Man with "Hunting Guides" for Jews, Muslims, and Refugees

The FBI received a tip in January but couldn't arrest him until June.
Tess Owen
8.8.19
sunspot

The shutdown of a solar observatory in New Mexico had nothing to do with aliens

Authorities believe a janitor was using the Sunspot Solar Observatory's WiFi to download and distribute child pornography.
Rex Santus
9.20.18
deepfakes

Fake Porn Makers Are Worried About Accidentally Making Child Porn

Images of celebrities as minors are showing up in datasets used in making AI-generated fake porn.
Samantha Cole
2.27.18
Internet Police

Judge Says Cops Can Search BitTorrent Shared Files Without a Warrant

Justin Landry allegedly used BitTorrent to share child pornography. The cops found him using a special software called “Torrential Downpour.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.10.17
Tor Network

We Talked to the Hacker Who Took Down a Fifth of the Dark Web

“This is in fact my first hack ever.”
Joseph Cox
2.4.17
Norway

FBI's Dark Web Child Porn Investigation Stretched to Norway

Norway is just the latest country to be linked to the FBI's massive investigation, and takeover, of dark web child pornography site Playpen.
Joseph Cox
11.21.16
crime

14-Year-Old Girl in 'Racy' Photos Threatened with Child Porn Charges

After two teenage boys were caught printing photos of a 14-year-old girl, a county attorney threatened to sue the girl for child pornography. Her parents allege anti-child pornography laws are intended to protect children, not prosecute them.
Kimberly Lawson
9.30.16
FBI

Should Hacking a Tor User to Get an IP Address Require a Warrant?

Judges are divided on whether the FBI grabbing dark web users' IPs constitutes a search.
Joseph Cox
9.21.16
crime

Lawyer: Dark Web Child Porn Site Ran Better When It Was Taken Over by the FBI

A defense lawyer argues the FBI made child porn site 'Playpen' faster and therefore more popular.
Joseph Cox
8.23.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Donald Trump Is Now Anti-Porn, Apparently

The man who once graced the cover of 'Playboy' just signed a pledge to crack down on pornography's "harmful public health impact."
VICE Staff
8.1.16
The Hacks We Can't See

FBI's Mass Hack Hit 50 Computers in Austria

Revelations that the 'Operation Pacifier' child porn investigation extended to Austria too shows the extent of the FBI's reach overseas.
Joseph Cox
7.28.16
The Hacks We Can't See

Dozens of Lawyers Across the US Fight the FBI's Mass Hacking Campaign

Over 70 lawyers in cases related to the FBI's child porn sting are pooling their efforts in a “national working group.”
Joseph Cox
7.27.16
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