Hard to Filter Out Porn Images

It's hard to filter out pornographic images.

Clearswift is an early player in this field, and probably offers one of the best filters, which it calls ImageManager. As a practical matter, ImageManager catches about 80% or so of porn images. The problem is that things like kitchen cabinets can be hard to differentiate from a georgeous, flimsily clad woman ... er, at least, for a computer.

This doesn't mean the technology is useless. Clearswift customers find it useful for trend analysis. It can flag people who seem to be getting an unusual level of porn, so that they can be alerted to this, or a spot check can be made.

... David Ferris

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