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Facebook deploys Microsoft tool to fight child pornography | The Microsoft Blog – seattlepi.com

 

Facebook is the first company to use a tool from Microsoft that identifies known images of child pornography and remove them from the social network.

The tool, called PhotoDNA, is software that analyzes images for certain characteristics and compares them to images in a reference database. Microsoft calls this process “robust hashing,” and an illicit image’s “hash value” can help authorities track and identify copies – altered or not – of child porn photos. (See video below.)

Facebook deploys Microsoft tool to fight child pornography | The Microsoft Blog – seattlepi.com