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U.K. Government Says Internet Industry Must Seek and Remove Child Porn Images

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Maria Miller says internet companies have agreed a "fundamental change in the approach of the industry to removing child abuse images that are too readily available online".

Technology giants and the Government have agreed a new approach to tackling online child abuse images with a beefed-up role for the internet watchdog.

Representatives from Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, O2, EE and Three were summoned to the meeting with Culture Secretary Maria Miller to decide what action to take on the issue.

Ms Miller said they had agreed a "fundamental change" to the way the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) works, with the industry-funded body set to adopt a role actively seeking out and blocking child pornography.