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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania 353

Posted by timothy
from the looking-looking-everywhere dept.
Shades of the recent arrest based on child porn images flagged by Google in an email, mrspoonsi writes A tip-off from Microsoft has led to the arrest of a man in Pennsylvania who has been charged with receiving and sharing child abuse images. It flagged the matter after discovering that an image involving a young girl had been allegedly saved to the man's OneDrive cloud storage account. According to court documents, the man was subsequently detected trying to send two illegal pictures via one of Microsoft's live.com email accounts. Police arrested him on 31 July.
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Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

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  • by NettiWelho (1147351) on Wednesday August 06, 2014 @04:30PM (#47617459)

    Which company is next in line?

    What makes you think they have not been parallel-processed?

    Microsoft's terms and conditions for its US users explicitly state that it has the right to deploy "automated technologies to detect child pornography or abusive behaviour that might harm the system, our customers, or others".

    Now, is it my imagination or does that description cover something like: "Our employees have free access to everyones files so eventually all pics get viewed and tagged. Because think of the children. Terrorism, fire, brimstone and death!".

    TFA says it requires 'fingerprint'. ie. already having whatever theyre looking for archived...

  • by RobinH (124750) on Wednesday August 06, 2014 @04:34PM (#47617507) Homepage
    My significant other deals with teenagers all the time in schools, and it's amazing how many of them get irate when parents/teachers/police start to question them about stuff they posted on Facebook. The content usually comes to light because one of their "friends" have showed the authorities the content, or in some cases the teen actually friends the teacher/police officer. Their typical response is, "that's my private Facebook page!"
  • by bobbied (2522392) on Wednesday August 06, 2014 @05:34PM (#47618081)

    I'd add the distribution folks added to someplace in between "locked away for life to be Bubba's princess" and "go see a shrink" but I'm not going to argue with your approach. In any case, this stuff needs to be dealt with in a pretty harsh way and get those who are disposed to harm children off the streets. To me that means that we need to be taking a close look at the dude (or dudete) caught downloading this stuff, because if you are getting your jollies from it, it's a short distance from looking to doing, and doing to taking pictures.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 06, 2014 @05:41PM (#47618137)

    I live in the UK, which is a country that is genocidal* (deny it as much as you want, people, it won't stop being true) when it comes to people who're accused of being pedophiles, hebephiles, child pornographers or child molesters.

    It doesn't matter if the person is innocent or not; once they're accused, they will wind up being murdered. Example: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10409326/Man-accused-of-being-paedophile-and-murdered-for-photographing-garden-vandals.html

    Unlike most people, I can actually tell the difference between a pedophile, hebephile, child pornographer and child molester. The British public *really* need to stop perpetuating the former as the latters. Especially when it isn't a crime to be a pedophile. Otherwise, it would be a crime to be a misanthrope or a sociopath.

    I have no issue with people who have an attraction to children as long as it stays just that. An attraction. The moment they molest a child then, yes, they deserve to be punished to the full extent of the law. (And I mean law, not vigilante justice.)

    I'm sexually attracted to anime characters, myself. And that does include loli.

    However, I can like lolicon and find child abuse abhorrant in the same way I can kill people in video games and find murder utterly reprehensible.

    I do feel that possession should be legal though, but that's only incase you accidentally download some obscure file on rapidshare or something, and want to report it to the authorities. Or if someone plants it on your computer. (Which happened to a law student in Sweden with Sub7 iirc.)

    * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genocide#Stages_of_genocide.2C_influences_leading_to_genocide.2C_and_efforts_to_prevent_it

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