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Crime and Punishment
BoodiGo, the sexy search engine developed by ex-Googlers, was created so users could anonymously search the Internet for porn. But if there’s one thing the BoodiGo team doesn’t want you searching for, it’s child pornography.
The company announced a partnership last week with the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), an organization founded in 1996 that seeks to eliminate child pornography from the Internet. Under the partnership, the ASACP will provide BoodiGo with a variety of data — including common child porn search terms — that’ll help BoodiGo block the results of those harmful searches.
Last month, we brought you the disturbing story of that Virginia teen sexting case — you know, the one that somehow escalated to the point of police wanting to photograph a boy’s erect penis so they could convict him on child pornography charges.
Now, following a trial that lasted over two hours, 17-year-old Trey Sims has been put on one-year probation, NBC Washington reports. The judge deemed Mr. Sims neither guilty nor not-guilty.
The one rule of using Gmail is that Google is always watching you — and might use whatever they find against you. The search giant allegedly found child pornography in a Houston man’s email and sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which later led to his arrest.
An attorney’s wife from Texas was charged last year with collecting and trading child pornography online, and yesterday, she plead guilty to charges relating to the ongoing incidents.
Erika Susan Perdue, 42, received a sentence of 14 years in federal prison as part of a plea deal which has yet to be approved by a judge, according to dallasnews.com.
Are you ready to burn the Internet to the ground, yet? If not, this ought to cinch it: Yesterday, a child pornography video started spreading like wildfire on Facebook. The Independent reported that it managed to garner 4,000 likes and 16,000 shares before engineers managed to scrub it completely from the site. Gawker puts the number even higher, at 32,000 shares and 5,000 likes.
Horrified users immediately began raising hell on Twitter: