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AT & T, AOL to also block child porn

Fri, 07/11/2008 - 8:10am
Brian Santo

AT&T and AOL are the latest Internet service providers (ISPs) to cease providing access to newsgroups that deal in child pornography, and to purge their servers of child pornography Web sites.

Time Warner Cable (along with AOL, a subsidiary of Time Warner), Sprint and Verizon last month agreed to similar measures, which were proposed by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

All five companies agreed to eliminate child porn images stored by users on the companies’ servers, though they were already required to do so by federal law, which criminalizes possession of child pornography.

The five have also agreed to not provide access to Usenet newsgroups.

Cuomo also announced a new Web site that provides details on which ISPs have signed agreements with his office to eradicate access to child porn through their servers.

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