Microsoft helps fight online child abuse in India

What is that evil, evil Microsoft up to now?

The software giant is working with the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and the international police force Interpol to help Indian law enforcement agencies, such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in how to use technologies, tools, and procedures for countering cybercrimes against children. The training, which focuses on the prevention and detection of crimes against children (such as child pornography), is part of an ongoing partnership between Microsoft, ICMEC, and Interpol. The companies have so far trained more than 1,800 law enforcement staff in 94 countries.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in Delhi reported that cyber crimes of all types in India increased by about 39% between 2004 and 2005, but many crimes in India go unreported and the actual figure may be much higher.

Microsoft and the ICMEC, which is based in Alexandria, Virginia, have tied up with over 30 financial institutions worldwide, including credit card companies, to develop a system that will monitor and report online commercial transactions involving crimes against children. The aim is to establish a fully operational system by 2008 that will allow banks to report these illegal transactions to the ICMEC. Microsoft also plans to work with non-governmental organizations and other agencies to educate parents and children about the risks to children on the Internet. Most countries are in need of better legislation to counter crimes against children; Microsoft and ICMEC are creating model laws that could be adopted.

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Actually, Steve Jobs makes a lot of money from stock options. The 1 USD salary is BS. However, I respect both Jobs and Gates. I respect Jobs for his aura and his ability to come out with innovative stuff, and I respect Gates for his noble cause.

I know the first line is a joke, but some people just love to hate Bill Gates/MS. I just watched him on Charlie Rose and he spent most of the hour talking about how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was helping developing countries come out of poverty so they can have the manpower and brainpower and contribute to the new global economy. He also talked about how Microsoft was still investing in coming technologies so they'll continue to be a major player in their various technological fields, like tablets, natural interfaces, and IPTV.

And people praise Steve Jobs for the iPhone?

People hate on Microsoft so bad, but hey, they're still running things in the software world, period. And I don't think they're going anywhere soon.

enzo said,
I know the first line is a joke, but some people just love to hate Bill Gates/MS. I just watched him on Charlie Rose and he spent most of the hour talking about how the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was helping developing countries come out of poverty so they can have the manpower and brainpower and contribute to the new global economy. He also talked about how Microsoft was still investing in coming technologies so they'll continue to be a major player in their various technological fields, like tablets, natural interfaces, and IPTV.

And people praise Steve Jobs for the iPhone?

People hate on Microsoft so bad, but hey, they're still running things in the software world, period. And I don't think they're going anywhere soon.

Thats cause Steve Jobs has this kind of stupid "cult" of ridiculously lame fanboys who see only Apple and Jobs fat ass, and nothing else.

There was a debate earlier about how Jobs and his company does so much for charity and Jobs earns only 1usd....and all the apple fan boys believed it and worshipped jobs.

They don't realize that the money that is given to charity from Apples Red campaign, comes from the buyers...not apple.

Whatever Jobs does or makes is good...whatever Gates does or makes is evil and bad.................................