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Kazaa used by child porn fiends

Paedophiles swap more than music

Paedophiles are taking advantage of file-swapping sites such as Kazaa to exchange images of children, according to police.

Two US reports from the General Accounting Office, which were leaked to CNet's news service, revealed that by typing in specific keywords such as 'underage' and 'incest' it was possible to view hundreds of paedophiliac images over the network. The reports are due to be evaluated by the US House Government Reform Committee.

Peer-to-peer sites are traditionally associated with music swapping services such as the failed Napster and the ever-popular Kazaa. They have proved the bane of the record industry — with information shared between thousands of users across the world, their sheer size means they are very difficult to close down.

Under operation Ore — a UK police investigation into online paedophilia — 43 people have been arrested in London so far and thousands more have been accused of buying paedophiliac images over the internet.

One PC Advisor reader contacted us after discovering that people were openly sharing paedophiliac and phonographic content over the Kazaa network.

"Frankly I was both shocked and amazed at the type of material people have on their computers and also at the amount of people that have it," he said.


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