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Google may have found the ultimate weapon in the fight against child porn on the Web. The company told The Daily Telegraph that it has built a new way for Web companies to share information about child abuse images.

Photos and videos of child pornography on the Web have multiplied at an alarming rate over the past few years. In 2011, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said it received 17.3 million images and videos of suspected child abuse, which is four times more than 2007.

“Behind these images are real, vulnerable kids who are sexually victimized and victimized further through the distribution of their images,” Google Giving director Jacquelline Fuller wrote in a blog post on Saturday. “It is critical that we take action as a community — as concerned parents, guardians, teachers and companies — to help combat this problem.”

Google’s plan is to build a database of child porn images that can be shared with other tech companies, law enforcement, and charities around the world. The database will let these groups swap information, collaborate, and remove the images from the Web.

Google will use a technique called “hashing” to build the particular data base. The “hashing” will help the firm tag images featuring sexual abuse of children with unique identification codes.

Google has also announced that it is donating $5 million for the cause of fighting child pornography. Part of the aid will go to global child protection partners like NCMEC and Exploited Children and the Internet Watch Foundation

The fight to remove these images from the internet is a global one, and we hope these measures will help in that important battle

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Shivaank Rana
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Amartya Baidya
Amartya Baidya

And how do you remove the pedos from Tor and the deep web? That is where this scum comes from. I appreciate this effort from Google a lot;infact it is very welcome that the search giant has taken active interest in eradicating these as the number of child rapes and molestations are on the rise continually.....Maybe they would look into it in the near future..However I doubt this would affect India where the law enforcement (cyber) is very inept and not even capable of finding out an IP if the subnet is masked.

Amartya Baidya
Amartya Baidya

And how do you remove the pedos from Tor and the deep web? That is where this scum comes from. I appreciate this effort from Google a lot;infact it is very welcome that the search giant has taken active interest in eradicating these as the number of child rapes and molestations are on the rise continually.....Maybe they would look into it in the near future..However I doubt this would affect India where the law enforcement (cyber) is very inept and not even capable of finding out an IP if the subnet is masked.

Shivaank
Shivaank

Amartya Baidya As they say, prevention is better than cure. A change in the mindsets of people is required, yes. Still glad to see Google taking an initiative on this topic.