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Google Fights Online Child Exploitation

Google is stepping up its efforts to eradicate child porn on the Net.

Google Fights Online Child Exploitation
 
 

Google wants an end to images of sexual child exploitation and abuse on the Internet. It is exploring novel technology in an effort to do away with this scourge. Among the $7 million it has spent on these elimination forays, $5 million goes directly to putting a stop to online perverted imagery involving kids. $2 million meanwhile go towards securing a Child Protection Technology Fund which will create methods of destroying images and videos of suspected child abuse. Besides the funds being allocated for the problem, the technology that Google wants to employ in the battle against child porn is very sophisticated. According to official blog, a large number of suspicious sites will be earmarked and the resultant data will be sent to various child safety groups. To zap the foul content on these websites is the ultimate goal. Once the identification of these sites is completed, the various firms, law agencies and philanthropic organizations can go into action. The criminal element that is responsible for this grave misdemeanor can then be brought to justice.

The tagged images will either be deleted from cyberspace or they will not get shown at all. It will take at least at year’s time to get this database in full working order. The declaration by Google came as a welcome relief to many who wanted an end to this extreme phenomenon which was creating havoc on the Net. The image-stopping tools of Google are being honed to a razor blade in order to get rid of the vile pictures that are destroying the image of the Net. It is essentially an attempt at achieving a clean slate. The data regarding the child-abusive websites is being collected currently and it has yet to be collectively arranged for blockage. Part of the reason behind this campaign was the prodding by certain members of the British government. Chief among them was Prime Minister, David Cameron who wanted a final solution to the ugly images. The screening process is under way.  Already Google has been deploying its pattern recognition technology that it formed five years back.

Child pornography is a very real issue that has come to the fore since the inception of the Internet. And the sad fact is that most of these children whose degrading images are depicted for all to see are abused in the process. 

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