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(Daily Mail)   Google to prevent searches for child sexual abuse, apparently just having thought of this   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Eric Schmidt, Google, Exploited Children, Government of the United Kingdom, child sexual abuse, technological fix  
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2013-11-18 10:38:58 AM  
3 votes:
What if I am searching how to prevent child abuse?
2013-11-18 01:24:17 PM  
2 votes:
Is anybody else becoming more and more uneasy with Google's growing role as web censor?

They develop all this tech to get their servers to recognize certain types of searches, certain types of content, and even understand what is in images being looked at.

Right now the tech is "To Protect The Children" so everybody is cheering it on (though I'm deeply skeptical about how many child sexual assaults it will ACTUALLY prevent) but what content will we be "protected" from next?
2013-11-18 02:56:30 PM  
1 vote:

Earl of Chives: I would think looking at pictures of anything vile would be less stressful than shoveling real-life body parts from a car wreck or homicide into rubber bags full-time.

I don't personally know anyone in such line of work, but from what I've heard, cleaning up what's left of people or animals isn't all that emotionally traumatizing.  It's mostly gross.

What tends to crush people's souls is dealing with shattered remains that are still alive.  First responders to an accident where the half-mangled victim is still talking and breathing.  CPS workers rescuing half-starved children or abuse victims with severe PTSD symptoms.  Soldiers who can do nothing but look on as their friends & allies are chunkified in front of them.  Volunteers having to put down animals that are too far gone due to abuse, torture or environmental factors to survive.  Family taking care of a relative slowly going senile.

People kind of get the impression that all's better when a child is rescued from an abusive situation.  As hard as that is to do, the cop's job is downright easy compared to the effort involved in fixing a broken kid.  That's often a lifelong struggle that no one wants to get involved in.
2013-11-18 01:44:40 PM  
1 vote:

styckx: Who the hell uses Google to search for Child Porn? I wouldnt' know myself where to even look but I'm going to go out on a limb Google wouldn't be the place.

I've never understood the business model for child porn. Selling cocaine i get, theoretically anybody could become a client. But kiddie porn distributor seems like right up there with "murder for hire" in terms of how much heat you get relative to potential pay. Are these all just sick pervert hobbyists?

i assume the kiddy fiddlers must have their signs and signals, but for me, i'm glad when a random gis can't potentially turn up cp.
2013-11-18 11:47:20 AM  
1 vote:

stuhayes2010: What if I am searching how to prevent child abuse?

you will be dealt with, Freedom lover.
2013-11-18 11:07:15 AM  
1 vote:

meanmutton: while going out and protecting actual children from assault and abuse

Google is trying to prevent content searches because that's all they can prevent.  If there's a picture or video, the kid's already been abused.  I think the real goal here is to prevent further damage in the form of PTSD triggers, humiliation or blackmail.  Last thing someone needs after years of therapy is to be shown or otherwise reminded that their abuse is not only public knowledge but permanently so.
2013-11-18 10:50:06 AM  
1 vote:

Wolf892: I always assumed this was already being done. If you Google search underage bum blisters you would get a knock at the door a few minutes later. Weird to hear up till now you wouldn't.

I think it would likely be inaccurate to say that they hadn't been working on this at all. It is just a tough problem to solve.
2013-11-18 10:46:12 AM  
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stuhayes2010: What if I am searching how to prevent child abuse?

I dunno, Pete, but I won't get fooled again.
2013-11-18 10:32:17 AM  
1 vote:
Even if you have a broken moral compass, isn't it incredibly stressful going through life having to hide the fact that you do terrible things? Maybe I'm just too lazy to be evil.
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