PLDT-Smart expands capabilities to fight online sexual abuse of children

Poverty made worse by a pandemic is fueling the increase in online sexual abuse and exploitation of children or OSEAC, PLDT-Smart officials said in an online forum with journalists yesterday. The forum was held in time for today’s global celebration of Safer Internet Day. “With schools shut, the children have become dependent on the Internet,…

Over 3,000 sites blocked: PLDT-Smart reinforces online child protection, boosts safety through targeted platform

The Philippines’ largest integrated telco PLDT Inc. and its wireless unit, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), continue to fortify protection from online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) during the coronavirus pandemic. The PLDT Group has taken down 3,011 sites that host illicit content featuring children as mandated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC).

PLDT-Smart to launch tech that will help curb online child abuse and exploitation

PLDT and wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) are boosting efforts against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Angel Redoble, FVP and Chief Information Security Officer of ePLDT Group, PLDT Group, and Smart Communications said the group will soon deploy a technology that will block access to sites that contain child porn materials. “We…