Feds amass photo collection for child porn cases

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To fight child pornography on the Internet, the Justice Department will amass a computerized catalog of thousands of illicit pictures seized from suspects and collected from the Web. The so-called Child Victim Identification Program will allow law enforcers to use advanced image-recognition software to compare digital pictures like an analyst matches fingerprints, the Associated Press reports. “The primary goal is to identify and rescue children who are currently being abused,” said Mike Netherland, acting director of the Cyber Smuggling Center at the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. By matching newly found photographs against old ones, the system can guide investigators on whether an image is new or has been in circulation.

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