New Xbox App Helps Find Child Porn And "Illicit Hidden Materials"

A developer at Sam Houston State University has created XFT, a forensics tool designed to root out "illicit hidden materials," including nefarious content like child pornography, buried on Xbox hard disks.

According to a report from Discover, the forensics tool can unearth data stored on a modded Xbox, offering investigators "bit-for-bit information" similar to tools used to scour PC hard drives. The software can also record the investigation, which can then be played back as trial evidence.

Got Child Porn Stored in Your Xbox? New Forensic Tool Will Find It [Discover]


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    What? You don't want people snooping through your hard drives? You don't want us checking what you're looking up on the Internet?

    Then you're a PAEDOPHILE RAPIST COMMUNIST NAZI TERRORIST. Anyone who likes privacy and freedom is a child molester. END OF STORY.

    Adam, that is the worst comment i've seen on kotaku, and i hope the blog owner considers reviewing it - maybe removing it, due to it's quick judgment on people who respect their bloody privacy!

    There are so many reasons people value their privacy. Whether we get a choice or not to have them take a look at our hard drives, it must be used within reason - by this i mean they have to have some pretty good grounds to just go into someone's xbox and snoop around on suspicion of child porn.

    Child Porn is disgusting and pedofiles/child molestors should be hung. But this method affect's every xbox 360 owner. I really don't care if microsoft go looking around my xbox 360 because all they'll see is their pre-installed music and saved gears of war campaigns, but i'm 99% positive they will get a sh*tload of angry customers.

    The creators of this app, and the people who will handle the information will need to tread very carefully on this one.

      @Daniel

      I think Adam was using humour to make a point.

        well he could've made it a bit more clear because i really didn't see it as sarcasm.

        Ummm Daniel...I hope you are being sarcastic about not noticing the sarcasm because that was about as obvious as the back side of a shovel to the face.

      Are you serious Daniel? you didnt know this was a joke? do you live under some sort of a rock?

    Yeh.... I was surprised at your response too. I guess he could have used a /sarcasm tag, but it was pretty obvious. Especially the last line about how everyone who likes privacy and freedom is a child molester.

    Of course if he was a reporter for Fox News it'd be different, but it was pretty obvious sarcasm...

    whatever, you guys may see it as sarcasm, but i guess i just didn't. He didn't put it in inverted commas or anything so it didn't sound like it was mocking an excuse by these cyberpolice.

    i mean the main reason i didn't pick up on it was because his comment had no relation to the story - nothing he said sounded like it was mocking a quote or anything, but looking back, i suppose it is obvious in some ways.

    Now could we carry on with life and not add to the "yeah, daniel, that is obvious" bandwagon? cool

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