Video fingerprints could help fight child porn

Digital fingerprints could help law enforcement find and remove child pornography on the Internet.

The new forensics technology, donated to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) by British-based Friend MTS, leaves a distinctive mark on child pornography videos.

It’s not clear just how much child pornography is out there. Between 2002 and 2013, more than 104 million child pornography still images were reviewed by theU.S. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), a sister organization to the ICMEC. This graph from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)provides a snapshot of just how bad the problem was last year.

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