Google using YouTube video filtering to fight child pornography

Google is partnering with the US National Centre for Missing & Exploited Children to combat online child pornography and is providing the image-recognition technology employed by YouTube to filter copyright-violating video clips.

Google says the video fingerprinting technology used by YouTube allows analysts to automate a significant part of the review of pornographic images to identify potential child abuse, with investigators previously required to manually sort through millions of videos and pictures.

The technology allows fast and thorough searching of media databases and allows investigators to focus on material flagged by the system as being possibly criminal. Google says its engineers have worked with the Centre for over a year to integrate the software into its processes.

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