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Google to block abuse images

Web searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Google and Microsoft after mounting pressure. New software is to be introduced that will automatically block 100,000 "unambiguous" search terms which lead to illegal content.

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PM admits 'still more to be done' on web crackdown

Prime Minister David Cameron admitted there is "still more to be done" to remove child abuse images from the internet, but stressed "huge progress" has been made.

Prime Minister David Cameron addresses a Downing Street summit. Credit: ITV News

Speaking after a summit at Downing Street, Mr Cameron said: "It's worth remembering we were told that cleaning up searches when people search vile terms, we were told it couldn't be done and we were told it shouldn't be done, for reasons of free speech.

"Well, we're now being told by the industry it can be done and it will be done."

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