Google developing child porn protection service and they want to share it with competitors

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Business is business until becomes personal. For Google, it’s more important that they help to slow the expansion of child pornography on the web than to have an edge over their competitors, so they’re sharing.

The search giant has access to billions of pictures on the world wide web. Now, they’ve developed a solution to identify known illegal images and remove them from as much of the web as possible. To do this, they need the help of their competitors in a cooperative effort to make it a reality.

According to the Telegraph:

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 organizations such as the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to be wiped from the web in one fell swoop.

The web has so many amazing things that it can be used for to enhance lives around the world, but this has always been a major black eye for the entire internet. If Google and their competitors can work together to eradicate it, we will be a step closer to eradicating this evil.

Written by Chastity Mansfield

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  • carolineredbrook

    Prevention is the key to stopping accused pedophiles like Sylvain Kustyan, Ariel Castro, Jerry Sandusky, etc. Since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% they must be stopped BEFORE they have years to prey upon our innocent children. Let’s hope that Googles’s effort will be a giant step in the right direction. Castro and Sandusky are behind bars, but Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled the US to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, is now a fugitive from the law and is thought to be in Europe. As the average pedophile has over 300 different victims in their lifetime, these menaces to our children’s welfare must be apprehended ASAP!