Microsoft Announces First PhotoDNA Update With Detections Up To 20 Times Faster

Microsoft PhotoDNA

Microsoft yesterday announced the first major update to its PhotoDNA image-matching technology which is being used by organizations like Facebook, Twitter and agencies around the world to help fight the spread of child sexual abuse material online.With this new update, Microsoft has significantly improved the speed of the PhotoDNA hashing and matching, and expands support to new platforms and programming languages.

With its first formal update, PhotoDNA customers will see hashing speeds improve by up to 4 times and matching speeds by 10-20 times and, for the first time, PhotoDNA technology will be provided for Linux and OS X platforms using C#, C++ and Python programming languages.

Current PhotoDNA partners including Facebook, Twitter, Kik and Flipboard will receive information regarding these updates in early 2016.