Related News: Gmail spots child porn, resulting in arrest

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A 41-year-old Houston man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges in an investigation founded on a tip that Google sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“They got a tip, basically Gmail,” detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told a local news broadcast last week.

The defendant, John Skillern, was being held on $200,000 bond and is a registered sex offender connected to a 20-year-old sexual assault on a young boy.

Google publicly promised last year to help crack down on online child pornography. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said in November 2013 that Google “put more than 200 people to work developing new, state-of-the-art technology to tackle the problem.”

Source: Ars Technica

Related News: Online child abuse reports surge, says US watchdog

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There has been a dramatic rise in reports of child abuse images posted to commonly used parts of the internet, according to a US watchdog.

They include photos posted to publicly-accessible parts of social networks.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a record number of reports in the first week of July, four times the weekly average.

It comes in a week UK authorities arrested 660 people in connection with online child abuse.

That investigation was believed to have been targeted at those using the so-called “dark net” – parts of the internet that are hidden and can be hard to access without special software.

Source: BBC News