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How PhotoDNA for Video is being used to fight online child exploitation – On the Issues

PhotoDNA has also enabled content providers to remove millions of illegal photographs from the internet; helped convict child sexual predators; and, in some cases, helped law enforcement rescue potential victims before they were physically harmed.

In the meantime, though, the volume of child sexual exploitation material being shared in videos instead of still images has ballooned. The number of suspected videos reported to the CyberTipline managed by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the United States increased tenfold from 312,000 in 2015 to 3.5 million in 2017. As required by federal law, Microsoft reports all instances of known child sexual abuse material to NCMEC.

Microsoft has long been committed to protecting its customers from illegal content on its products and services, and applying technology the company already created to combating this growth in illegal videos was a logical next step.

“Child exploitation video content is a crime scene. After exploring the development of new technology and testing other tools, we determined that the existing, widely used PhotoDNA technology could also be used to effectively address video,” says Courtney Gregoire, Assistant General Counsel with Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit. “We don’t want this illegal content shared on our products and services. And we want to put the PhotoDNA tool in as many hands as possible to help stop the re-victimization of children that occurs every time a video appears again online.”

A recent survey of survivors of child sexual abuse from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection found that the online sharing of images and videos documenting crimes committed against them intensified feelings of shame, humiliation, vulnerability and powerlessness. As one survivor was quoted in the report: “The abuse stops and at some point also the fear for abuse; the fear for the material never ends.”

Graphic showing how DNA for Video creates hashes from video frames and compares to known images

The original PhotoDNA helps put a stop to this online recirculation by creating a “hash” or digital signature of an image: converting it into a black-and-white format, dividing it into squares and quantifying that shading. It does not employ facial recognition technology, nor can it identify a person or object in the image. It compares an image’s hash against a database of images that watchdog organizations and companies have already identified as illegal. IWF, which has been compiling a reference database of PhotoDNA signatures, now has 300,000 hashes of known child sexual exploitation materials.

PhotoDNA for Video breaks down a video into key frames and essentially creates hashes for those screenshots. In the same way that PhotoDNA can match an image that has been altered to avoid detection, PhotoDNA for Video can find child sexual exploitation content that’s been edited or spliced into a video that might otherwise appear harmless.

“When people embed illegal videos in other videos or try to hide them in other ways, PhotoDNA for Video can still find it. It only takes a hash from a single frame to create a match,” says Katrina Lyon-Smith, senior technical program manager who has implemented the use of PhotoDNA for Video on Microsoft’s own services.

For Sale – Logitech G602 – £15 delivered

As title – this is the mouse and receiver only (I will remove batteries). Normal Ikea batteries last absolutely ages in this. Replacing as I have recently got a KB&M kit.

Priced very fairly – this has been used since 2014 but works fine (bought it on here for £35). Occasionally need to blow the mouse wheel to get the wheel-click to work (well-known about), but resumes normal service.

Great if you need a mouse with Macros assigned to buttons and the like. Just sat gathering dust for us, so priced to shift.

Receiver hidden in base, if you’re wondering.

Price and currency: £15
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Location: Burton/Derby
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For Sale – Logitech G602 – £15 delivered

As title – this is the mouse and receiver only (I will remove batteries). Normal Ikea batteries last absolutely ages in this. Replacing as I have recently got a KB&M kit.

Priced very fairly – this has been used since 2014 but works fine (bought it on here for £35). Occasionally need to blow the mouse wheel to get the wheel-click to work (well-known about), but resumes normal service.

Great if you need a mouse with Macros assigned to buttons and the like. Just sat gathering dust for us, so priced to shift.

Receiver hidden in base, if you’re wondering.

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For Sale – Logitech G602 – £15 delivered

As title – this is the mouse and receiver only (I will remove batteries). Normal Ikea batteries last absolutely ages in this. Replacing as I have recently got a KB&M kit.

Priced very fairly – this has been used since 2014 but works fine (bought it on here for £35). Occasionally need to blow the mouse wheel to get the wheel-click to work (well-known about), but resumes normal service.

Great if you need a mouse with Macros assigned to buttons and the like. Just sat gathering dust for us, so priced to shift.

Pictures to follow later.

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Apstra adds EVPN configuration to AOS

Apstra has added to its AOS intent-based operating system tools that remove the manual chore of configuring the Ethernet VPN protocol used in securing multi-tenancy environments in a private data center.

Apstra added the capability in AOS 2.2, which the company released this week. The latest OS version contains other enhancements, including integration with authentication systems, support for more network hardware and software and better anomaly detection.

The EVPN configuration capability, however, is likely to have the broadest appeal to network operators. Engineers typically use the protocol with the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and the Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) encapsulation protocol. VXLAN creates an overlay network on an existing Layer 3 infrastructure.

Apstra customers use EVPN, BGP and VXLAN together to segment the physical network in a multi-tenancy architecture. IT operations use multi-tenancy to serve multiple customers on a single instance of a software application. Network segmentation isolates customers so data and malware can’t travel between them.

The benefit of EVPN configuration

Apstra added EVPN configuration in its AOS software to remove an arduous task from the to-do list of IT staff, said Carly Stoughton, a senior technical marketing engineer at Apstra.

“We’ll actually automate that complex EVPN configuration for you, which is huge,” she said. “Configuring this plus BGP, plus VXLAN, if you’re doing that on every single switch in your data center, that’s a very complex configuration, and it’s a human, error-prone process.”

Apstra already provided tools for configuring BGP and VXLAN, so the EVPN capability filled a hole in AOS.

Apstra’s AOS software is part of the network management layer. The product monitors the configurations of multi-vendor network hardware and software and alerts IT managers when the intent of the setting is violated. Other startups taking an intent-based approach to network management include Forward Networks, Intentionet and Veriflow.

Other improvements in AOS 2.2 include support for switches from Mellanox Technologies and Dell EMC, a unit of Dell Technologies. New software support comprises OpenSwitch, an open source network operating system, version 3.6 of the Cumulus NOS and version 16.04 of the Ubuntu server OS.

In January, Apstra introduced customizable analytics in AOS. The feature lets network operators define the type of data they want the software to collect and then set the rules for extracting intelligence from the information.

Apstra said it would release the latest version of AOS this month at no additional cost to customers.

Mac Pro 1,1 2006 2.66ghz

Still working last time I started up. Will remove HDDs for security, has upgraded Ram think it was 12GB not sure! Quad core CPU. Upgraded graphics card think its ATI Radeon HD. Been stored away for years time to move it on. Pricing at £50 to clear it quickly. In pristine condition. Cheers

Price and currency: £50
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Location: Bristol
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Mac Pro 1,1 2006 2.66ghz

Mac Pro 1,1 2006 2.66ghz

Still working last time I started up. Will remove HDDs for security, has upgraded Ram think it was 12GB not sure! Quad core CPU. Upgraded graphics card think its ATI Radeon HD. Been stored away for years time to move it on. Pricing at £50 to clear it quickly. In pristine condition. Cheers

Price and currency: £50
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Location: Bristol
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Mac Pro 1,1 2006 2.66ghz

Various Motherboard + cpu

Hello I have the following for sale.

AMD 5350
4GB DDR3
Asus am1-a itx

Recently remove from used as a Nas, upgraded to more drives. Very nice htpc device Or Nas when you add a hba. £50

Supermicro x8st3-f with Xeon L5640 + 16gb ram

Used for a homelab, since upgraded and no longer required.

Hex core Xeon, passive cooler.

Plenty of sata ports. £100

Also have a 38u sun rack free if you collect.

Will upload more picks when I get home tonight.

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Various Motherboard + cpu

Mac Pro 1,1 2006 2.66ghz

Still working last time I started up. Will remove HDDs for security, has upgraded Ram think it was 12GB not sure! Quad core CPU. Upgraded graphics card think its ATI Radeon HD. Been stored away for years time to move it on. Pricing at £50 to clear it quickly. In pristine condition. Cheers

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash on colection
Location: Bristol
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Mac Pro 1,1 2006 2.66ghz

sata enclosure (external) mains powered i assume

Hi guys, I’m looking for an enclosure or something to power up some hard drive I have to remove my things so I can destroy them please. its a standard size 3.5 I think ( the big ones)

Ideally with power supply, Usb 2 I think is the norm.

Location: Bradford/West Yorkshire

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sata enclosure (external) mains powered i assume