Update on child porn hosted at Yahoo

Four weeks ago I reported that Yahoo seems to finally have got a handle on the problem of criminals abusing its webhosting service for posting child pornography. Alas, the porn spammer only seem to have taken a vaccation. After those 4 weeks of almost no new child porn sites, they returned. I counted 36 new domains used for hosting child porn between December 12 and January 5.

To their credit, Yahoo have responded promptly to every single report I sent them and have shut down the sites, but it would be far perferable if they took measures to ensure they catch fraudulent registrations before the scammers have a chance to send spam and collect credit card signups from people who respond.

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  1. One solution for the feds would be to set up a daily google search for distinct phrases that come from know CP sites that pop up under different domains on a regular basis. In most criminal cases regarding CP, they list various quotes from the website in the complaint- if you google these quotes, low and behold the search engine pulls up the new sites. It’s pretty clear just from the search results which ones are the real ones and which are the fake. After having the displeasure of viewing 2 of these websites, its disturbing that the government isnt more proactive about doing very simple things like setting up alerts on google so they can immediately remove this trash from the internet as soon as they are listed in search engines. There’s really no excuse

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