Google to employ new technology in curbing child porn online, pledges $5 million

In a noble initiative taken by the search superpower,Google, the company has disclosed in a blog recently that it is working closely on a new technology to be implemented in its able search engine, which could help eradicating child pornography from the world wide web. The California based company has in fact committed $5 million for the successful execution of the program so that child abuse imagery could be removed Google to employ new technology in curbing child porn onlineonline and $2 million Child Protection Technology Fund as well to encourage the development of better programming and tools in fighting the same.

Google has been building a new database of flagged images of child porn and abuses available over internet lately which the company intends to share with other search engine firms and NGOs as well who are on a continuous quest in curbing child porn and abuse. The database will help creating systems which will automatically destroy illicit images as well as other vulnerable contents from internet as stated by company sources. Google is planning to bring the database to operation in less than a year.

Susie Hargreaves, the chief executive officer of the Internet Watch Foundation, a charity based organization working on curbing child sexual abuse online, stated  that “This announcement is inspiring for those who are at the forefront of tackling child sexual-abuse content. We know that the best way to tackle what is some of the most horrific content online is by working with others from all over the world to combat this on a global platform.” The announcement also came from Google after it was being criticized for not providing enough in preventing the spread of harmful online imagery.

 

Source: Google