Google is ready to wipe child pornography from the World Wide Web!
In order to do this monstrous undertaking, the software giant will spent $7,000,000 to make sure that they “find, report and eradicate the images.”
The Internet has been a tremendous force for good — increasing access to information, improving people’s ability to communicate and driving economic growth,” said Jacqueline Fuller, the director of Google Giving, in an interview with CNN. “But like the physical world, there are dark corners on the web where criminal behavior exists.”
One of Google’s main tools that they will be using for this crusade will be a database that will be shared with other countries, law enforcement agencies and non-profits. Among some of the groups that have already signed on for this project include the Internet Watch Foundation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Forbes contributor and NCMEC Board Member Larry Magid, stated in his latest contribution to the business magazine, that he believes that the “actual images will not be viewable to individuals outside of law enforcement, NCMEC and other agencies that are authorized and required to view such images for an investigation.”
CNN reported that the Internet conglomerate has begun “fingerprinting” child sex-abuse images.
“We’re in the business of making information widely available, but there’s certain ‘information’ that should never be created or found,” said Fuller. “We can do a lot to ensure it’s not available online — and that when people try to share this disgusting content they are caught and prosecuted.”