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Your pictures are scanned for matches

2013-11-26 15:40:58.854532+00 by meuon 1 comments

Google finds and turns in child molester/porn collector - While I'm glad this guy got caught, it's an eye opener to what happens to the images on Google servers, and apparently on your phone as well. Again, in some ways, Google and friends are the new "evil", as well as the new "good".

And while I have a technical interest in "darknets" and encryption, as well as a personal interest in them. I also have a fear of associating with socially irresponsible people that they often are used by (child porn, etc..).

[ related topics: Erotic Privacy Sexual Culture Cryptography Gambling ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-26 18:42:11.77562+00 by: Dan Lyke

It does note that this started with a scan of his Picasa library. I wonder what all Picasa is doing to scan and categorize, and whether he'd consciously shared those images?

And, yes, I'm with you. I've thought about running a FreeNet node, and there's a slippery slope here that I'm very concerned about, but I have trouble getting over my perception that the primary users of these systems that I'd be enabling aren't doing it for ideological reasons, they're doing it for exploitive ones.