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Google Working to End Online Child Porn

Google announced steps it is taking to end the online distribution of pornographic images of minors. The search-engine giant is creating a global database of flagged child sexual abuse images it plans to share with other search engines so that these images can ultimately be eliminated, says Google, by companies, child advocacy groups, and law enforcement. Google could also share the information with law-enforcement officials to initiate action against the content providers. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Cybertipline Child Victim Identification Program reviewed 17.3 million images and videos of suspected child sexual abuse in 2011 -- four times more than it received in 2007. Google also recently created a $2 million Child Protection Technology Fund to encourage the development of technologies for detecting child pornography. As the Read Write Web-technology blog noted “Google’s program is a strong step in making it harder to find child pornography on the Internet -- and that’s a damn good thing. But sources … of this content will still be available to provide material that exploits children. All the search engines are doing is making it harder for new searchers … to locate such content.” (Read Write)(The Telegraph – 1)(The Telegraph – 2)(The Official Google Blog)

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