Saturday, May 21, 2011

Facebook will be using PhotoDNA Tool to Fight Against Child Porn

Facebook has got the licensed photo scanning technology that is developed by Microsoft to fight child porn on its platform. Facebook is one of the leading social networks in the world with more than 500 million users who have uploaded that to as many as 50 billion images till date. The company requires scanning the platform for cleaning out images of child porn and other unsuitable photos.

The company prepares to exercise the PhotoDNA image scanning tool, which is developed by Microsoft Research and Dartmouth College professor Dr. Hany Farid, to scan the platform and delete the most horrible and terrible images of child pornography from the platform.

The PhotoDNA platform is at the present possessed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), which runs a program that helps online service providers to undertake child pornography using the software.

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The platform, which has been incorporated in Bing, Windows Live SkyDrive and Hotmail, has assisted Microsoft scan more than 2 billion images. The company establishes 1,000 positive matches in SkyDrives and 1,500 matches in Bing by means of the software.

“PhotoDNA recognized horrendous images on our services that we would have on no account establish or else. Recognizing graphic of child pornography in a sea of content is an intimidating assignment, nevertheless PhotoDNA is serving to locate the recognizable indicator in a haystack,” Bill Harmon of Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, said in a declaration.

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