real change

From thomas burns <>
Date Fri, 08 Sep 2000 12:13:18 GMT

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This is going to burn some peoples butts,  but there are times to work with 
the "MAN". plus it would be a way to make a positive change in the world.

I have an idea that may/may not be being used. There is a large amount of 
kiddie porn on the Internet; I work as a system administrator. Anyways it 
strikes me there are 2 main sources aside from http/ftp sites. #1 news 
groups, #2 IRC (specifically the DAL net- you can't bring up a chat group 
list with out running into a lot of groups (20-100 out of 9000-10000 chat 
groups) that contain or advertise kiddie porn. and just one quick look at 
the alt hericary in Usenet (news groups) and you see a lot of blaent kiddie 

Anyways my idea is this:

1. Get a group of people who know their way around the Internet and are 
willing to help.
2. They download pictures from these groups, do a crop on the face section, 
and compare it to the pictures of missing children.
3. They find a match they turn over to your orgazation (missing and 
expolited children) or the FBI in a zip file with the picture, original 
message (with address headers- in the case of Usenet) and ip address and MAC 
address if they can get it (each network card has a MAC address- it can be 
used like a fingerprint- they usually don't repeat- odds of a duplicate MAC 
address are like 1 in a trillion) for DAL net.

This may or may not find missing children, but it will help cut down kiddie 
porn and perhaps cut back on exploitation of children.

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