Screen Protectors


There were a couple of articles this week about people behind screens undertaking pain-staking work to protect vulnerable children.

Firstly, there’s this article from The Verge about poorly treated contractors reviewing imagery depicting violence and child abuse for large platforms like Google and Facebook.

Secondly, there’s this investigation by Bellingcat that takes a collection of anonymised images from Europol and finds the precise location and date range in which they were taken through increasingly complex methods.

Tying it all together, I just finished Tinfoil Butterfly this week. From the synopsis:

Tinfoil Butterfly is a seductively scary, chilling exploration of evil—how it sneaks in under your skin, flaring up when you least expect it, how it throttles you and won’t let go.