21 May '11, 12am

Facebook and Microsoft battle child porn: SAN FRANCISCO - FACEBOOK and Microsoft on Friday formally unveiled an

SAN FRANCISCO - FACEBOOK and Microsoft on Friday formally unveiled an alliance to ferret out child porn and those that share such images at the world's leading online social network. Facebook will use PhotoDNA technology developed by Microsoft and Dartmouth College computer science professor Hany Farid to search for matches to pictures in a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) database. 'We think this is a game changer and we are thrilled to be a part of this partnership,' Facebook assistant general counsel Chris Sonderby said in broadcast streamed at the social network. PhotoDNA has evaluated more than two billion digital pictures at Microsoft services, finding 1,000 matches on SkyDrive and 1,500 matches through Bing image indexing, according to Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit associate general counsel Bill Harmon. 'It is very efficient technology and ...

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