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Converge joins Internet Watch Foundation

FIBER broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has joined the UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in its fight to clamp down on internet sexual abuse against children anywhere in the world.

Converge joins the ranks of global technology companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, and TikTok on the fight against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

As an IWF member, Converge will have access to this suite of IWF’s online tools. This includes a URL list, a master database of online child sexual abuse webpages for easier tagging and blocking, and an ‘Image Hash List’ an award-winning tool that’s essentially a database of codes representing the illicit content, which can then be matched with content on Converge’s network and removed.

The latter tool may even help in preemptively detecting and blocking the upload of the criminal image or video onto the network. So far, Converge has removed nearly 10,000 sites that are deemed unsafe for children. (PR)


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