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Google Battles Child Porn

Google announces that it's working on tagging child sex abuse images in databases for law enforcement and other agencies to detect

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Google Battles Child Porn

Google is fighting child porn by tagging images, creating a new database for child protection agencies and making a $2 million fund for  developers who can produce new software to fight the dissemination of these images.

The new database, which will be up and running within the year, can wipe the tagged images from the Internet, according to The Telegraph (U.K.). Google reported spending $5 million on the database and is offering $2 million in a Child Protection Technology Fund for developers willing to create software to battle child porn online.

Google also reported that it has been "fighting child exploitation since as early as 2006," in an effort to gain credibility in the fight against child pornography -- likely springing from leaders demanding Google and other Internet companies do something to stem the proliferation.

Google did not place child pornography on the Internet, but it can lead users to place where it can be seen.

Because of this, the search titan has a responsibility to the public and children everywhere by tracking and reporting it to the authorities in a more efficient and expedient way.

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