Google, Facebook And Twitter Will Utilise 'Hash List' To Block Child Abuse Images

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Google, Facebook And Twitter Will Utilise 'Hash List' To Block Child Abuse Images

Post by Guest on Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:36 am

Online companies Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with the charity Internet Watch Foundation to create a new 'game-changing' weapon to prevent the sharing of child abuse images. Called the 'hash list', it's a newly created database of all the known images in circulation. Each image is then assigned a 'hash' (a digital fingerprint). By assigning an individual identifier to each image the hope is that online giants like Google will be able to track these images and remove them far quicker than before. The database will be built from scratch using images found by the IWF analysts and from the Home Office’s new Child Abuse Image Database.

IWF CEO Susie Hargreaves said: “This is something we have worked on with our Members since the Prime Ministers’ #WePROTECT summit last December. We’ll soon be able to offer the hash list to all IWF Members, who are based around the world." “It means victims’ images can be identified and removed more quickly, and we can prevent known child sexual abuse images from being uploaded to the internet in the first place.”


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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:50 am

i don't think that will work because most is already in darkweb or to explain it simply
NOT ON GOOGLE
they are not part of the www.

and if it is just metadata (the hash) that is editable

someone suggested it may be using face recognition algorithms
but the Microsoft age guesser was pretty bad so how effective it will be is questionable.
http://au.ign.com/articles/2015/04/30/microsoft-facial-recognition-software-can-guess-your-age
it is a nice idea but it is very hard to implement, at the same time the companies on board are odd for Child protection, they are not particularly known for it ... and twitter or facebook? isn't that pretty much like leaving your ID at the scene of the crime Suspect Suspect Suspect

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:05 am

Yeah, nobody would do this on mainstream social media, but I've heard of it perpetrated on Tor. Still, the FBI took down Silk Road, so it seems they're fairly on to the dark web as well.

But Google and the others probably won't make much of a dent. If I've learned anything from Freakonomics it's that "scum finds a way"


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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:49 am

By the way, if you Google "travel the world delivering chaos and candy," all that comes up are your posts Smile

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:50 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:By the way, if you Google "travel the world delivering chaos and candy," all that comes up are your posts Smile

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:36 pm

veya_victaous wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:By the way, if you Google "travel the world delivering chaos and candy," all that comes up are your posts Smile

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Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:52 pm

Fame at last Veya. Laughing

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