The reason so many of the illegal images were hosted on Dutch servers was because of the low cost of indiscriminate web-hosting in the Netherlands, according to the report. Photograph: iStock

Almost half the internet addresses reported last year to an independent UK-based watchdog as featuring child sex abuse images or videos were hosted i(...)

Det Supt Declan Daly, assistant commissioner John O’Driscoll, Chief Supt Michael Daly during a media briefing on Operation Ketch in  Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One in every 10 images of online child abuse material detected in Ireland depicts children under the age of three. Of the remainder (61 per cent) are(...)

The Google changes were introduced a year ago and have been rolled out to all of its language services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Changes to Google’s search engine has led to a five-fold reduction in searches for images of child sexual abuse, a major London conference has b(...)

Entertainer Rolf Harris (2nd R) walks with his niece Jenny (R) as he arrives for sentencing at Southwark Crown Court in London today. The entertainer will not face a trial over allegations he downloaded sexual images of children. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters.

Convicted paedophile Rolf Harris will not stand trial over allegations that he downloaded sexual images of children, prosecutors said today.Prosecutor(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe: his country’s stance on child porn is increasingly an embarrassment to his government. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Later this month, Japan’s parliament is expected to pass a law outlawing possession of child pornography, finally pulling the country into line wit(...)

Google is targeting 100,000 terms associated with online child sexual abuse.

Google is targeting 100,000 terms associated with online child sexual abuse. The Internet search giant’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, has announ(...)

Maria Miller: says the Internet Watch Foundation has been asked to search for illegal and abusive images and block them. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Getty Images

Internet companies such as Google are to do more to remove illegal child pornography from the web after an agreement with British culture secretary Ma(...)

Following months of research, including help from former Google employees, the House of Commons inquiry has found that Google UK staff do, in fact, make sales. Photograph: Reuters

Google’s Matt Brittin was the smoothest executive on view when Google, Starbucks and Amazon were hauled last year before the House of Commons’ public (...)