The world’s largest and most popular internet sites are in secret discussions to create a system that could wipe child abuse images from the web.

Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Twitter and at least three other companies have signed up to, or are talking about, the project which would lead to the creation of a single database.

The project is an unprecedented industry-wide effort to deal with paedophiles sharing abuse images on the web. Industry sources told the Times newspaper in London that some of the companies had signed secrecy agreements and there had been tense negotiations for about nine months.

via Web giants unite to stop child abuse – Technology – NZ Herald News.