Google fights online crime

Posted at: 06/19/2013 6:29 AM

Google is fighting back against the online exploitation of children. The internet giant wants to combat child pornography online and work with law enforcement to track people who exploit children.

Police say digital technology helps with their investigations especially because the internet leaves a trail.

Google has developed technology to make that trail easier to follow. It works like this: the search engine gets a list of websites containing illegal material and eliminates them from search results. The police are then notified.

Investigators say more people who can identify and isolate illegal material, the easier it is to track criminals.