Microsoft Attacks Online Child Pornography by John Carr

Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 06/07/2011 20:56

They say when you walk along the streets of London you are never more than six feet away from a rat. Looking at some of the headlines carried by newspapers in the early days of the internet you could be forgiven for thinking every user was never more than two mouse clicks away from child pornography. In the public's consciousness the propagation of child pornography became one of the signature crimes of cyberspace.

The fight against online child pornography has been relentless ever since. Considerable resources are devoted to it in a still growing number of countries. It's not just the sense of outrage and obligation to the children depicted in the images that spurs police officers to rip into this problem with uncommon zeal. Historically it has also been a belief that if they don't get rid of those pictures new people will find them and become a fresh threat to more children as yet unharmed.

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