Pedos Who Google Kid Porn Now Get Warnings, Not Pics
Google, Microsoft partner to target 100K search terms
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2013 2:35 AM CST
Google is doing all in its power to fight child sex abuse, Schmidt says.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

(Newser) – Google and Microsoft are working closely together to make it harder for pedophiles to find images of child abuse online. Google says it has targeted 100,000 search terms associated with child sexual abuse and the terms will now deliver warnings instead of illegal results, the BBC reports. Over the last few months, the company has "put more than 200 people to work developing new, state-of-the-art technology to tackle the problem," Google chief Eric Schmidt writes in the Daily Mail. "We've fine-tuned Google search to prevent links to child sexual abuse material from appearing in our results."

The changes have cleaned up results for English-language queries and Google aims to do the same for more than 150 other languages, Schmidt says, crediting Microsoft for developing and sharing picture detection technology that speeds up the detection and deletion of abuse photos. YouTube has developed new technology to detect child porn videos and will share the system with child protection agencies and other Internet firms, he says. The Google chief's announcement came just days after the arrest of 348 people around the world following a major child sex abuse investigation.

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Ezekiel 25:17
Nov 18, 2013 8:22 PM CST
They should make them go through an authentication program and then give them photos of baby goats. "Here's your kid." Then use the collected credit card numbers to fund city operations. Highly doubt anyone would complain a city stole money from someone looking for child porn.
Steven Diedesch
Nov 18, 2013 8:11 PM CST
WHen I first saw the headlines, I smiled. Then I thought about it and remembered that if they can do this with child pornography, then they can ostensibly do it with everything else they decide to be wrong, for example, if they decided that being gay or owning a gun was immoral. Or God forbid, *both*. THen I went out for a smoke because I'd worried myself into a stressful fit. And as I was standing in the front yard clutching my bright pink Heckler & Koch USP .45 in its rainbow-colored Safariland tactical holster, I stopped and breathed a sigh of relief, remembering that Google is an independent entity and is not required to provide any service at all. Besides, it's not like they're as rich as a small nation with the capability of mounting surveillance operations around the entire globe thanks to a full software suite and near total media monopoly.
gomer99
Nov 18, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Great news. Hang the pedos. But, don't mess with my "normal" adult porn. Gotta have something to do when there is no football on TV.