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
    
Digital watermarking had been proposed in the past by groups (like ICRA) to rate Internet content for suitability for minors, but that idea has never really caught on, as reported here before.  

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