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2011-05-20 06:22:50

Facebook has teamed up with Microsoft and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to fight child pornography and find missing children, according to social network's chief technology officer Bret Taylor. Taylor revealed the alliance during his testimony at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Washington on mobile phone and Internet privacy. He says, "We care deeply" about stopping abuse. A photo "fingerprint" technology created by Microsoft called PhotoDNA will be used...

2011-04-25 09:49:00

Children's Actions Result in Escape From 83 Percent of Attempted Abductions Actor Tim Kang From CBS "The Mentalist" Urges Parents to Take 25 Minutes to Talk to Children About Safety ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May, thousands of communities across the country will hold events as a part of the fifth annual Take 25 national child safety campaign. The effort was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to encourage...

2011-04-12 13:05:00

"Trust" is Described as a Frightening Call to Action that Every Parent and Teenager Needs to See ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) today praised director David Schwimmer for his new film, "Trust." The movie tells the story of a typical child predator who uses the Internet to gain access to a young victim, preys upon her vulnerability, wins her confidence and ultimately victimizes her. "It is a...

2011-02-09 09:07:00

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) today announced the launch of the sixth annual "Got 2B Safe!" Awards. The program is designed to encourage teachers at U.S. elementary schools to help their students learn valuable and potentially life-saving lessons. While most are recovered quickly, the U.S. Department of Justice reports that an estimated 2,000 children are...

2011-01-27 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year an estimated 800,000 children are reported as missing in the United States. Comcast is announcing today that it has launched Missing Kids On Demand and online at xfinity.com/news/missingkids, a first-of-its-kind public service initiative that will make information about missing children available to millions of Comcast video customers and consumers across the United States. The new initiative is in partnership with the National...

2011-01-12 10:24:00

ANNOUNCEMENT COMMEMORATES THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF 9-YEAR-OLD AMBER HAGERMAN ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life-saving AMBER Alerts are now available to the millions of people on the social networking service Facebook. Effective today, Facebook users are able to sign up to receive AMBER Alert bulletins for their state which will be sent to them through the Facebook "News Feed" feature. A total of 53 new AMBER Alert Pages have been...

2011-01-04 09:37:00

The CyberTipline Serves as the Nation's 911 Reporting Mechanism For Sex Crimes Involving Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CyberTipline, the nation's reporting mechanism for suspected sexual exploitation of children, will receive its one millionth report this week. The CyberTipline is operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) which processes the reports of suspected sex crimes against children, some as young as two...

2010-11-16 09:13:00

"The Mentalist" Actor Tim Kang Tells Parents What To Do and What Not To Do ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents need to be careful not to let their guard down or become distracted while traveling or attending public functions during the 2010 holiday season. Tim Kang, actor from the hit CBS show The Mentalist has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help educate parents about what they should be telling their...

2010-10-25 12:01:00

NEW YORK and LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeta Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing agency, and Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, today announced the official launch of a digital insert initiative for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). The printed versions of the Have You Seen Me?® missing child program that appear across the RedPlum(TM) media portfolio will be...

2010-08-27 12:02:00

Five Years Ago 5,192 Children Were Separated from Their Parents in the Midst of What Became the Largest Natural Disaster in U.S. History ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five Years ago there were 5,192 children who became separated from their families in the midst of what was perhaps the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Following hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) set up a Katrina Missing Persons...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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