Google Builds Software Tools to Help Find Child Victims

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  1. Gina_M

    Gina_M New Member

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    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children uses custom Google technology to combat child pornography

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.- Today, Google Inc. (GOOG) announced a partnership to provide the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) with software tailored to help automate and streamline the technical assistance they provide to child pornography investigations.

    Technology plays a central role in the success of NCMEC's efforts to combat child pornography. Working in cooperation with federal law enforcement agencies, analysts with NCMEC's Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) have reviewed more than 13 million child pornography images and videos to identify and rescue children. To help improve this overwhelming process, a team of Google engineers led by Dr. Shumeet Baluja created innovative software tools to help NCMEC track down child predators and victims of child exploitation through video and image search.

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    Great! However, I thought NCMEC was headed towards shutting down? Now I am wondering where I came up with that?! Hmmm...
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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    Ugh, 13 MILLION child pornography images and videos.

    :( :(
     
  5. philamena

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    bravo to google!
    With so many predators out there, another software couldn't hurt.
     
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    It's great to see Google taking steps to help.
     
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    pixies Former Member

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    I just love Google!
     
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    This is very good news! I think this will help at least some of the dear little ones who are being hurt and scarred by child porn.

    SS, I think it is The National Center For Missing Adults that is in trouble, not The National Center For Missing Children. Someone please correct me me if I am mistaken. I don't know if I am stating facts correctly here.

    Lion
     
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