"In any other domain of social experience incitement to an act that is considered to be a crime would be itself considered a criminal offense," Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Kent, writes in the Independent today.
"But apparently not if it flushes out the would-be-pedophile." Law enforcement agencies have also expressed concern.
But Tech Crunch understands the API in question belongs to Microsoft — namely its Cognitive Services (née Project Oxford) visual image recognition APIs, and specifically its Face API which lets developers add the ability to detect human faces and compare similar ones, organize people into groups according to visual similarity, and identify previously tagged people in images.
So, yes, if you build a facial recognition API the porn use-cases will come…
She's a 10-year-old girl living in the Philippines. Project director Hans Guyt told a news conference that webcam abuse "requires a new way of policing," according to the BBC.
The charity used the avatar to try and gather as much information about these people as they could, which they then passed on to police in the relevant country (they are not making the names public).
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