Google And Microsoft Plan To Block Child Porn

google_2013Google and Microsoft are teaming up to try to rid the internet of child pornography.More than 200 employees at Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) have spent the past three months working on preventing child sexual abuse content from appearing in the firm’s search results.

“While society will never wholly eliminate such depravity, we should do everything in our power to protect children from harm,” Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, wrote in an article published by The Daily Mail.

Schmidt detailed how the two tech giants were using new technology to take down many images and videos of child porn from the web. Using Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) picture detection technology, a unique identification mark is applied to such content, and then all copies are immediately removed from the web.

 

Source: CNN

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