DNS over HTTPS encryption will make it harder to block child-abuse images, warns UK's child exploitation watchdog

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IWF block list stops images of child abuse from being accessed. Image via Pixabay
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IWF block list stops images of child abuse from being accessed. Image via Pixabay

IWF's URL block list stops videos and images of child abuse from being accessed

Implementation of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) encryption would endanger children's online safety by making it harder to block child-abuse images on the web, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has warned...

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