Microsoft and Google Partner Against Online Child Abuse Material and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch
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Microsoft and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced in a Monday joint statement that they have launched software that makes it more difficult for users to search for child abuse material online. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote prior to a British summit on Internet safety that his firm has fine-tuned Google Search to clean up results for more than 100,000 search terms. If users type in queries that could be linked with child sexual abuse, they will not receive results that connect with illegal content. The restrictions are being started in the United Kingdom and other English-speaking countries first, and similar modifications are being launched on Microsoft’s Bing search engine.