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Google, Microsoft Announce Plans for Search Term Blockage

by: Bryon Turcotte  /  November 19, 2013

According to a news article posted by The Web Hosting Industry Review, an announcement from Google and the Microsoft Corporation outlined their plans to launch software that promises to prevent specific search terms related to online child sexual abuse from producing results.

The article states that the software – which initially will be introduced in the UK – promises to prevent approximately 100,000 related search terms from producing results. According to this report, several experts in child protection have assisted in building a list of unambiguous terms that Google and Microsoft will translate into over 150 languages.

The article states that Google assigned 200 employees to develop this preventative technology and will continue to work with law enforcement agencies to detect and remove images of child abuse being uploaded to the internet.

Read more about Google and Microsoft's efforts here in the full article at The Web Hosting Industry Review.

Written by Bryon Turcotte  /  November 19, 2013