Thursday, May 26, 2011

Facebook to use PhotoDNA to prevent child abuse

Social networking site Facebook is all set to use PhotoDNA to scan account holders’ photos in order to prevent child abuse. This news was announced by Facebook on last Friday.

Chris Sonderby, Facebook assistant general counsel stated that they are planning to use this technology against 2 and 3 hundred million photo images which are uploaded every day.
This will enable them to block users upload, prevent the re-victimisation of children who are represented in those photos and help them to take immediate action.
The technology of PhotoDNA was created by Microsoft and Dartmouth College in the year 2009. It helps to trace digital signatures, and identify matches of pictures that are altered and resized.
This is an efficient technology which will not decrease the use of the network.

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