Verizon scans customers accounts for child porn

August 14, 2014
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verizon-nsa MikeChurch

Last week, we learned that Microsoft, Google and Facebook all had internal scanning technology which allowed the companies to find child pornography on customers accounts. Now, we find out that (from The Smoking Gun) Verizon also is admitting the same thing.

In a U.S. District Court filing made last week, Verizon has admitted to scanning customer’s accounts for evidence of child pornography via software that relies on a “hash database of such images.”

This filing was made in reference to the prosecution of a California man who is being prosecuted for possessing and receiving child pornography. The man was caught by Verizon who “detected a customer attempting to upload an illicit image using the firm’s V CAST service.”

Verizon then submitted a report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who in turn contacted law enforcement.

The filing can be found here.

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