---- Google and Microsoft agree measures to block abuse images
graeme_p - 7:43 am on Nov 18, 2013 (gmt 0)
With no false positives, right? We are not going to have abuse survivors groups, discussion of abuse, news sites etc. clocked? We know how well filtering works:
As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.
What is that supposed to achieve? Are there paedophiles who think its perfectly legal and are going to say "oh dear, its illegal, I had better stop?"
and offer advice on where to get help
A child was murdered some years ago by a paedophile who told the authorities that he was a danger to children, and the authorities decided they could not do anything until he committed an offence. Is "austerity except for my pals" Dave going to fund treatment?
This is just going to encourage control freak politicians to try and micro-manage the internet.
Its also a cheap way to deal with the problem. The thing about child abuse images is that they are illegal everywhere, so you should be able to get the servers taken down regardless of location.