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Soc. Sci. 2014, 3(3), 314-325; doi:10.3390/socsci3030314

Comparing Pedophile Activity in Different P2P Systems

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TI/Institut Galilée, Université Paris-Nord, 99 avenue JB Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
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LORIA/INRIA Nancy-Grand Est, 615 Rue du Jardin Botanique, 54600 Villers-lès-Nancy, France
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Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7606, LIP6, F-75005 Paris, France
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CNRS, UMR 7606, LIP6, F-75005 Paris, France
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Received: 19 March 2014 / Revised: 15 May 2014 / Accepted: 16 May 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Contemporary Developments in Child Protection)
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Abstract

Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems are widely used to exchange content over the Internet. Knowledge of pedophile activity in such networks remains limited, despite having important social consequences. Moreover, though there are different P2P systems in use, previous academic works on this topic focused on one system at a time and their results are not directly comparable. We design a methodology for comparing KAD and eDonkey, two P2P systems among the most prominent ones and with different anonymity levels. We monitor two eDonkey servers and the KAD network during several days and record hundreds of thousands of keyword-based queries. We detect pedophile-related queries with a previously validated tool and we propose, for the first time, a large-scale comparison of pedophile activity in two different P2P systems. We conclude that there are significantly fewer pedophile queries in KAD than in eDonkey (approximately 0.09% vs. 0.25%). View Full-Text
Keywords: P2P networks; eDonkey; pedophile activity P2P networks; eDonkey; pedophile activity
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Fournier, R.; Cholez, T.; Latapy, M.; Chrisment, I.; Magnien, C.; Festor, O.; Daniloff, I. Comparing Pedophile Activity in Different P2P Systems. Soc. Sci. 2014, 3, 314-325.

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