Monday, June 17, 2013

Google builds new system to eradicate child porn images from the web

Google, the internet giant, is to create a global database of child abuse images - which it will share with its rival companies - in a bid to eradicate child pornography from the web.  

Google engineers are working on a new technology which it hopes will eradicate child pornography from the internet.  

The company disclosed to The Telegraph that its engineers are working on new technology which will, for the first time, allow internet search engines and other web firms to swap information about images of children being raped and abused. 

The new database, which is expected to be operational within a year, will allow child porn images which have already been “flagged” by child protection organisations such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to be wiped from the web in one fell swoop. 

Google is also setting up a £1.27 million ($2 million) fund available to independent software developers to produce new tools to combat child pornography, it announced. 

The company’s new projects were heralded by independent child protection experts as important, game-changing developments in the war against child pornography. 
It comes after web search companies, including Google, have come under intense political pressure to crack down on child porn. 

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