Strange Brouhaha

Friday, April 08, 2005

This Is Awesome

I want to work on the new law enforcement tool from Microsoft Canada, CETS. It tracks down child pornographers. If only it would also shove baseball bats up th...well, never mind. (Actually, now that I think about it...I don't want to work on it, because I don't particularly want to wade in filth professionally. In the abstract, though, it's cool.)

I understand some of the concerns I've heard about the tool. It's a short step from "track down this child pornographer" to "track down this pornographer" to "track down this guy who's wearing the 'Buck Fush' t-shirt for Our Glorious Emperor." And the idea that, if it came across the border, this tool would be used by Homeland Security, worries the heck out of me. Still and all, if it helps to kick badguys' asses, I'm for it.


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