Child pornography and sexual abuse images have always plagued the Internet and Microsoft has been working hard to help fix that. 6 years ago Microsoft started working on PhotoDNA – a cloud-based tool that utilizes a hash reference system to compare attributes of any given image with those of illegal ones. Law enforcement agencies have been using PhotoDNA for quiet some time now, and this week Microsoft decided to release it to all webmasters.
Simply head on over here and apply. The tool can be utilized across a wide array of sites that post/share imagery – and you’ll be doing your part to help rid the interwebs of child pornography and sexual abuse imagery.
Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He’s been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple – and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode – a full service marketing agency.