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Search engines to block abuse images

ICT Desk |
Update: 2013-11-18 03:21:33
Search engines to block abuse images Photo Courtesy: theguardian.com

DHAKA: Leading search engine companies Google and Microsoft have agreed measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online.

As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results that find illegal material, and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.

UK prime minister David Cameron, who had called for action from the firms, has welcomed the move.

But he warned it must be delivered or he would bring forward new legislation.

In July, Cameron called on Google and Microsoft’s Bing, which together account for 95% of search traffic, to do more to prevent people getting access to illegal images.

He said that they needed to ensure that searches which were unambiguously aimed at finding illegal images should return no results, reports the BBC.

BDST: 1345 HRS, NOV 18, 2013

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