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

(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.

Google is doing all in its power to fight child sex abuse, Schmidt says.
Google is doing all in its power to fight child sex abuse, Schmidt says.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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