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New plans to scan e-mails for illegal images

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Jun 30, 2006.

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    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    New plans to scan e-mails for illegal images of child abuse may give the appearance that children are being safeguarded but they may not be as effective as they first seem, argues Technology commentator Bill Thompson.

    E-mails may soon be scanned for images of child pornography

    Every time you send an e-mail it passes through a series of computers on its way to the intended destination.

    Most of them are owned and managed by internet service providers, although if you use webmail from Yahoo, Google or Microsoft then it may take a different route.

    full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5132512.stm

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