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    Google scans Gmail for images of child abuse. Paedophile snared. NYT & UK Telegraph

    Google Gives Child Pornography Email Evidence to Police, By CONOR DOUGHERTY New York Times

    Federal law requires people and companies to report child exploitation when they see it. This includes Google, whose automated eyes tipped law enforcement about a Houston-area man whom the police say was using the company’s Gmail service to email pornographic images of a child.

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/0...nce-to-police/

    It's not been clear previously whether Google scans emails for illegal images

    The individual in question, 41-year-old convicted sex offender John Henry Skillern, was arrested by local police in Houston, Texas after Google contacted the non-profit National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to reports from KHOU 11 News. "He was keeping it inside of his email. I can't see that information, I can't see that photo, but Google can," Detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce told the station.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...t-9647551.html

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...ild-abuse.html

    Remember, if you're not doing anything inappropriate than you've nothing to worry about.

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    Microsoft Is Also Scanning. Like Google, fellow tech giant spies e-mail, storage acc

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    If you use Google you give them permission to invade your privacy.
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    The most disturbing part of this whole story is that federal law requires people and companies to report child exploitation.

    Can anyone cite the law ?
    Last edited by NosePicker; 08-05-2014 at 09:12 PM.

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