LOS ANGELES — The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) has announced its partnership adult search engine BoodiGo.com to prevent child pornography and other illegal websites from being shown in the site’s search results.
According to the company, BoodiGo is an adult-oriented search engine without the clutter associated with mainstream search services. Launched last month, BoodiGo eliminates sites that are known or potential security threats from its search results, ensures that BoodiGo sessions are HTTPS-encrypted, and works closely with rights-holders to keep unlicensed and illegal content from appearing online; allowing users an enhanced search experience in a safe, private and anonymous setting.
“When it comes to something like child pornography sites, in our view a guiding credo like ‘Don’t be evil’ simply isn’t sufficient,” BoodiGo.com founder Colin Rowntree says. “We feel compelled to be proactive here, not just reactive by taking down links to child porn when they are reported to us, but to make an effort to keep images and sites like these from being found using our search engine in the first place.”
Under the new partnership, ASACP is supplying BoodiGo with a variety of data, including multilingual search terms commonly used to locate child porn online. In return, BoodiGo is redirecting users who enter banned search terms to a resources page on the ASACP website.
“By screening out and redirecting searches based on the wealth of data that ASACP has compiled over the years,” Rowntree explains, “we’re also augmenting our ability to serve our primary purpose, which is to be a resource where adults find legitimate adult entertainment — made by and for consenting adults.”
ASACP Executive Director Tim Henning said that BoodiGo should be commended for seeking to actively protect children online and setting an example that is worthy of following.
“Proving child protection is one of its highest priorities, BoodiGo is not only blocking search terms that seek illegal and sexually abusive content of minors online, it is also furthering the fight against this heinous material and deterring those that would seek it out by redirecting these searches to ASACP,” Henning said. “This is a fight that can only be waged through the vital support of companies such as BoodiGo.”
“In addition to search engines, all user-generated content sites including thumbnail and movie gallery posts, ‘tube’ sites and social networks can benefit from integrating ASACP’s banned keyword terms into their site’s software,” Henning added. “The terms cover 25 languages and are a proven resource for combating CP that can really make a difference for at-risk youth.”
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