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Gooding County man on charges he possessed explicit images of children
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Gooding County man on charges he possessed explicit images of children

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WENDELL — A Wendell man was arrested Wednesday on charges he possessed sexually explicit images of children, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho filed a complaint Wednesday, against 47-year-old Troy E. Vanderventer and will prosecute the case.

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Unit made the arrest, and Idaho State Police and the District 5 Probation and Parole Office assisted.

Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-947-8700, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the Idaho ICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.

Parents, educators and law enforcement officials can find more information and helpful resources at the ICAC website, ICACIdaho.org.

Apple To , Scan US iPhones for , Child Sexual Abuse Images. On Aug. 5, Apple announced its new tool, "NeuralHash," to detect known images of child sexual abuse. It will be used to scan iPhones and iCloud accounts to flag images that are already in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's database. Apple says the tool doesn't actually look at the images. Instead, it scans for mathematical "fingerprints" that represent them. Privacy advocates were quick to question the method. Apple is replacing its industry-standard end-to-end encrypted messaging system with an infrastructure for surveillance and censorship, .., Greg Nojeim, co-director of the Security & Surveillance Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, via CNN. ... which will be vulnerable to abuse and scope-creep not only in the US, but around the world, Greg Nojeim, co-director of the Security & Surveillance Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology, via CNN. Apple maintains that the method "is designed with user privacy in mind.". According to John Clark, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. "privacy and child protection can co-exist.". We applaud Apple and look forward to working together to make this world a safer place for children, John Clark, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, via statement

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