Child abuse-tracking tech donated to the world

Author: Liat Clark, Wired, Published on: 30 April 2014

Netclean and Microsoft have already been working with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) to help law enforcement assign digital signatures to illegal photos distributed online...ICMEC['s]...Project Vic [is] a cloud-based database of these fingerprints that [digital] content...can be compared against...[Law] enforcement runs the fingerprint software to seek out these markers, saving them time so they can focus on the unidentified material and the victims...Now, Friend Media Technology Systems (Friend MTS)...is donating its technology... Every piece of illegal still footage identified by police forces participating in Project Vic is assigned a unique fingerprint...The...Friend MTS F1 technology means all video content can be assigned the same type of identifying marker... Considering the vast amount of videos online, and the additional data that can potentially be extracted from them...the benefits of this new technology could be huge, speeding up the identification of criminal rings...

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