Facebook inks pact with Tech Giant Microsoft to eradicate child porn

25th May 2011
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In a resolution to nullify child porn on its biggest social network; Facebook will now be taking help from Microsoft thereby utilizing its technical resources to encounter the problem.

An image analysis technology called “PhotoDNA” developed jointly by Microsoft and Dartmouth College will be useful to recognize child porn on Facebook. Touted as the world’s most valuable internet based company, it has now joined the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s PhotoDNA program, which was actually started by Microsoft Research and Dartmouth College itself way back in 2009.

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This technology uses image mapping to predict similarities of a mis-used image from an original one.PhotoDNA creates a signature for every image present on the website (Facebook) and constantly compare with the signatures of existent images.

PhotoDNA is no experimentation. It’s already a proven winner with Microsoft as it analyzed 2 billion images till date when associated with Bing image search and SkyDrive and managed to identify as much as 1,500 matches on Bing and 1,000 more on SkyDrive.Now, that’s something. For all those who are worried about the security of images on Facebook, PhotoDNA lets you take a breather.

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