Google and Microsoft agree to block images of child abuse

In a rare display of unity, Google and Microsoft Bing – together accounting for 95% of online traffic – will block access to images of sexual child abuse.

As many as 100,000 search terms deemed “unambigously” aimed at finding illegal images will now return no results, according to BBC News. Instead, the search will trigger a warning that child abuse is illegal.

Child protection experts, however, warn that most images are hidden in the darker corners of the Web, including in peer-to-peer networks.