onedrive pornIt looks as though there is a game of one upmanship between Google and Microsoft. Not too long after Google managed to have a sex offender arrested by the police after the Internet search giant discovered a chunk of child abuse images on his Gmail account via email scanning, only to have a subsequent search warrant stumbling upon similar content on the man’s home computer which led to his arrest, here comes Microsoft who has also managed to pick out someone who shared child abuse images on his OneDrive account.

Apparently, Microsoft discovered an image that involves a “young girl” which has been touted to be saved to a OneDrive account which falls under the ownership of a man who is in his twenties, hailing from Pennsylvania. The very same person was discovered later on to have made attempts to send a couple of illegal images from a Microsoft live.com email address.

His arrest happened on July 31 after Microsoft came into contact with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline, which is the very same route that Google took. Following that, referred details of Microsoft’s findings were sent over to the police. The man has allegedly admitted to having received said images via the chat app Kik Messenger, as well as to “trading and receiving images of child pornography on his mobile cellular device.”

Filed in Computers. Read more about Microsoft and onedrive. Source: bbc

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