Net providers block child porn newsgroups

February 4, 2009 6:05:38 PM PST
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says two of the nation's largest Internet providers have removed newsgroups that featured child pornography. AT&T, the nation's largest Internet service provider, and AOL, the third largest, also agreed to purge their servers of child porn Web sites.

Cuomo announced similar agreements last month with Verizon, Sprint, and Time Warner Cable.

Cuomo also announced a new Web site Thursday, The site provides details on which Internet service providers have signed agreements with his office to eradicate access to child porn through their servers.

It also provides information on how to contact providers that have failed to make the same commitment to eliminate child porn.