Monday, November 25, 2013
Microsoft helps law enforcement remove c.p. images from web with new digital watermarking technology
Several major media outlets, especially CNN Money, report an increased effort by Google to remove child pornography from search engine results, and a teaming with Microsoft which will use new digital watermarking technology to tag images and videos so that they are then removed from the web.
The Centers for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria does also use this technology to locate offending images, in conjunction with law enforcement.
The CNN story is here
Friday, November 01, 2013
Late Halloween night (really, into “All Saints Day”), ABC Nightline presented the issue of teen “porn addiction” that starts on the Internet, and often moves to access through mobile devices.
One problem is that the porn often emphasizes violent or quirky images, that are far removed from the world of “real life relationships”.
The story is at least relevant to the idea of “protecting” minors.
Physiological studies show certain areas of the brain being stimulated in visual or behavior addictions. That’s still not substance addiction.
But reports like this could open up calls for COPA-like laws to be reconsidered in the future.