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New Microsoft software fights child porn

New Microsoft software fights child porn
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Without a doubt, child pornography is the worst, most despicable thing on the Internet. I support every effort to purge it from existence and lock up anyone who had anything to do with it. Now Microsoft is working to make that happen.

Microsoft created the technology called PhotoDNA years ago and it caught on immediately. The PhotoDNA program scans through the 1.8 billion images uploaded onto the Internet every day in search of illegal pictures, such as child pornography.

“Finding these known child sex abuse images in that huge universe is like finding a needle in a haystack,” says Courtney Gregoire, a senior attorney at Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit. “We needed an easier, more scalable way to identify and detect these worst of the worst images … and that’s how the concept for PhotoDNA in the cloud was born.”

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PhotoDNA used to be an expensive, time-consuming venture that took a ton of effort for companies to maintain. But not anymore. Microsoft introduced a PhotoDNA cloud service that's free and available to qualified organizations.

Next page: PhotoDNA in action
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