thomas burns <email@example.com>
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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