Microsoft To Train Police On Technology
As part of the Global Campaign Against Child Pornography, Microsoft is teaming with Interpol to train law enforcement worldwide in the use of technology to apprehend child pornographers. A recent U.S. Department of Justice study estimates that one out of every five children aged 10 to 17 has received sex solicitations online.
The campaign is sponsored by the U.S.-based International Center for Missing & Exploited Children, which received more than 200,000 reports of Web-related child porn last year through its CyberTipline.
Microsoft and co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila Johnson each contributed $500,000 towards the effort.
Thus far, about 300 police officers from 90 countries have been trained under the campaign. Interpol Chief Ronald Noble believes that the new training campaign will ease cooperation between local law enforcement agencies, the center, and Interpol, thus reducing child porn.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Associated Press (04/22/04); Fredrix, Emily .