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SafeToNet Acquires Citadel Filters

SafeToNet, one of the world’s leading cyber safety specialists that uses AI to safeguard children online from abuse and aggression, has acquired Citadel Filters, the Canadian neural network and machine learning company that filters harmful content in image, video and text.

SafeToNet’s safeguarding software runs on a child’s smart phone or tablet. It educates, guides, and advises the child and uniquely steers them away from risk in real-time by filtering anything that could harm them or hurt others.  Its award-winning technology is used by children and parents in over 130 countries.

Richard Pursey, executive chairman of SafeToNet said “Our aim is to safeguard children wherever they are in the world and irrespective of the device or application they are using. By joining forces with Citadel Filters we have further strengthened our technology and especially on a Windows platform where Citadel is particularly strong. Their ability to block inadvertent or deliberate access to the dark web allows us to minimise the risk of children straying into areas online that can cause them irreparable harm. Their chat filters work in 44 languages allowing SafeToNet to further extend its growth into new international territories and therefore safeguard more children.”

Jesse Nicholson, Founder and CEO of Technik Empire, the owner of Citadel Filters, said “SafeToNet is a company we have watched and admired from a far and to join forces with them is such an obvious move for us. Both companies share a passion for improving the online safety of children and this move will further enhance the enlarged group’s ability to detect and filter risk in real-time. I am absolutely delighted that the technology we have built will now be used by children all over the world. That is the reason why I started Citadel, to positively improve the lives of children online.”

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