Google pledges effort to detect, delete child porn - FOX 13 News

Google pledges effort to detect, delete child porn

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The internet has opened up our kids to danger like never before, with sex predators trolling online. Child pornography is just one careless click from innocent eyes.

Law enforcement knows this, and so do the internet giants like Google, which is now pledging to do more.

In a blog post over the weekend, Google's Jaquelline Fuller wrote, "There is much more that can be done, and Google is taking our commitment another step further through a $5 million effort to eradicate child abuse imagery online."

LINK: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/our-continued-commitment-to-combating.html

The company says it also has started working to incorporate encrypted "fingerprints" of child sexual abuse images into a cross-industry database. The database would include law enforcement, child protection organizations, and other search engines. Once operational, it would then automatically flag and remove child porn without a human having to view the disturbing images, but still allowing law enforcement to follow up.

FOX 13 contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for comment and we were sent this statement, from Mike Duffy, inspector at FDLE.

"We appreciate the efforts of Google to take action against child predators and we believe once the database is in place, it will greatly assist law enforcement in protecting children and stopping this type of victimization."

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