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A US industry initiative to combat child pxrnography

(Word 'asterisked' to stop the link being found by nutters)

The Register carries an interesting item on attempts by the big ISPs to limit the e-mailing etc of this hateful material, by adding digital signatures to known images and then blocking their transmission. I imagine that it will apply by default to Hotmail, Yahoo etc in this country, but I'd be more than happy if other ISPs joined the venture. Apart from the abused children, I also feel desperately sorry for the unfortunates who have had to catalogue this stuff. I read sometime back that Scotland Yard only allows officers to work for the obscene publications squad for a limited period, because viewing the stuff is so traumatic.

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