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Porn Detection Stick Seeks Out Your X-Rated Images

First Posted: 05/04/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:45 PM ET

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A new device by Paraben can search the images on your computer and produce a report of suspected pornography.

This $98.95 thumb drive, called the 'Porn Detection Stick,' can search a 500GB hard drive with 70,000 images in an hour and a half. Paraben claims the device is 99% accurate, citing 'advanced image analyzing algorithms that categorize images as potentially harmful by identifying facial features, flesh tone colors, image back grounds, body part shapes, and more.' The Porn Stick can even detect images that have already been deleted from your hard drive!

The Porn Detection Stick is compatible with Windows-based PCs and is recommended for parents, schools, churches, and employers.

But before you preemptively quit your job to avoid the shame, know that the device's search algorithms are too specific to detect all types of X-rated digital media. It cannot analyze Web content or videos saved to your hard drive, Gizmodo reveals. So even though the Porn Detection Stick is fairly accurate, it's not completely in step with the way many people view porn.

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Filed by Catharine Smith  |