Google Looking To Eradicate Child Porn From The Internet

In 2011, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cybertipline received over 17 million images and videos of suspected child abuse. That was four times the number in 2007. Google is putting forth its time and resources to combat this growing problem.

In 2006 Google began fighting this problem when they joined the Technology Coalition, a group of tech industry companies committed to taking the problem with technical solutions. They have been providing software and hardware to organizations around the world to help alleviate the issue.

Google is now taking another step and through a 5 million dollar effort. In 2008 they developed a hashing technology that "tagged" known child sex abuse images. Each image would get a unique ID that computers and search engines could recognize and prevent from being viewed.

Recently they have started working on developing a cross-industry database of images that have been "fingerprinted" to better allow companies and law enforcement agencies to find and remove the images and take action against the criminals. They have also announced a $2 million Child Protection Technology Fund to help and encourage the continued development of effective tools to fight the problem.

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Source GoogleBlog
Channel Internet
Topics Google, Internet, Search Engine, Crime, Child Pornography
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