"Report Abuse" on Microsoft's Messenger E-Mail Service
This is great ! its the time to get serious about child pornography, i hope that this gets implemented in non-UK versions also but the only thing i am worried about is misuse. i am not sure how the misuse of this service will be monitered. Although its not very difficult to do but it may mean that the person clicking the may needs to be fully authenticated..how ? no ideas ? let see how it works !..see the full news below ..
In the UK, Microsoft has teamed up with a government-backed agency to help protect users of Windows Live Messenger against potential predators and other deviants. A new icon, "report abuse," will be implemented into the messenger for users to press to connect directly with authorities to report suspicious chatters. In an attempt to protect the 11 million users of the service from potential abusers, the software giant has struck up a partnership with the UK government-backed Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre. Microsoft will add a "report abuse" icon to Messenger that will link any users worried about their anonymous internet buddies directly to online police services. Set up earlier this year to provide a single point of contact for the public, law enforcers and the communications industry to report the targeting of children online, CEOP offers advice and information to parents and potential victims of abuse and works with police forces around the world to protect children. "This is part of our 'safer by design' plan and strategy which is designed to make predators have a lack of confidence because of what is going on behind the scenes while they are online," said Jim Gamble, the chief executive of CEOP. "This is a landmark step by Microsoft. They could have got £20,000 in ad revenue for the space they have given up to ensure a higher level of user safety and we hope others will follow them." More refrences on http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1855921,00.html
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