TODAY’S news that US detectives are on the trail of Huddersfield perverts who use computers to view child porn will send a shiver down all those who seek out these vile images.
Attempts to curb this odious trade have been thwarted not only by the lax laws of some other countries but also by the introduction of advanced technology which allows paedophiles access to these photos and videos.
The worldwide web has opened up the flow of information around the world in ways undreamed of a couple of decades ago, and has become a vital communication tool for millions of people.
But, almost from the start, it has been clear that this most open of technologies is just as capable of being used as a force for evil as it is for good.
But the internet, so far, has eluded any restriction. And there are those who claim it would be impossible to impose them.
Clearly more undercover work is needed to infiltrate the gangs who use these internet sites so that pornography of this nature is no longer widely available to anyone who logs on.
Meanwhile, the Examiner reveals today that there are ways of tracking down the customers who view graphic material.
It will horrify those who felt safe in the belief that they were anonymous.
The huge majority of us will rejoice that they can be found out.