Investigating Malware Epidemiology and Child Exploitation Using Algorithmic Ethnography Watters, Paul 2017-12-28T02:14:52Z 2017-12-28T02:14:52Z 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract A number of recent studies have investigated the role that advertising plays in funding and sustaining piracy sites. In this study, the composition of advertising on piracy websites hosting Child Exploitation Material (CEM) in Brazil was analysed, measuring both mainstream and "high-risk" ads1 using samples generated from the most-complained about sites, as well as the most popular sites, using algorithmic ethnography. The results indicated that high-risk ads pose significant problems for Brazilian users, especially children, who may be harmed by exposure to ads promoting the sex industry, gambling, scams and malware. Links between Brazil-focused piracy websites and CEM are documented. Policy options for dealing with this issue are discussed. CEM poses a threat not only to the children depicted in it but also to children who might be exposed to it. Indeed, any viewer who is exposed to CEM may experience adverse psychological and behavioral consequences.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.658
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject The Dark Side of Information Technology
dc.subject Algorithmic ethnography, child exploitation, online advertising, piracy, cybersecurity
dc.title Investigating Malware Epidemiology and Child Exploitation Using Algorithmic Ethnography
dc.type Conference Paper
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