Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NBC reports on Google's initiative to keep child pornography off the Web

NBC Washington this afternoon (Wednesday) reported on Google’s plan to build a database of encrypted child pornography images to assist law enforcement, as reported in the NBC News story, by Yanncik Lejacq here.
In the television interview, Scott Rudin spoke for Google about blocking search results for illegal images. 
Much of the money spent will assist the Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, VA (at the King Street Metro stop). 
Google has an official blog post on the effort, here. The encryption algorithm also allows images to be identified without having to be viewed again by people.

It would sound as though the same kind of technology had been explored by FOSI, earlier called the ICRA; but the service was abandoned (reported Dec. 3, 2010).   

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