Image-matching technology helps fight crime

Verizon is automatically checking their cloud for images and videos for the child pornography.
William Albaugh found this out the hard way when he backed up his home computer to Verizon's online backup service. The 67-year-old deacon of a Catholic church in Baltimore County didn’t realize he was giving away his secret—after he allegedly uploaded pornographic images and videos of children to his Online Backup and Sharing cloud account, they were scanned by a Verizon partner using technology that can automatically check images and videos for the presence of children known to be the victims of pornographers.
Full story at ars technica.

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