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Google Commits $5 Million to Fighting Online Child Exploitation

fighting child exploitationTech giant Google announced this past weekend that in addition to their current efforts, they will be donating $5 million to fighting child pornography.

Google has been working to fight online child exploitation since 2006 when they joined the Technology Coalition.  They have been providing software and hardware to help organization around the world fight child abuse image on the web, as well as help locate missing children.

There is much more that can be done, and Google is taking our commitment another step further through a $5 million effort to eradicate child abuse imagery online. Part of this commitment will go to global child protection partners like the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Internet Watch Foundation. We’re providing additional support to similar heroic organizations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Latin America.
Excepted from Google Blog

You’ve got to give kudos when kudos is deserved. Technology and the internet is a wonderful thing when used for the right things.  As with all good, there is evil and child pornography and abuse is something that no one should have to endure online or offline.

Learn how Google plans to abolish child porn pictures with a new database. – Mashable

Read: There are some things no one should Google - written by David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer at Google.

Molly blogs technology, parenting and geekery at Digital Mom Blog

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