Monday, August 10, 2015

Facebook, Google and Twitter want to rid the Web of child sexual abuse images

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a British charity, is joining forces with Facebook, Google and Twitter in an effort to remove images of child sexual abuse from the Web, reports The Independent.

The IWF will share lists of file hashes — numerical representations of data — of such images with companies so that they can track and remove them automatically from their services.

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