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Federal officers use video game console to catch child pornographers

Nov 19, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph D. Szydlowski)

"Condon said that any graphics card has the potential, including those in other gaming systems.

"What other systems don't have, however, is adaptability. Condon said that, unlike its fellow next-generation gaming machines, the PS3 lets users install Linux, a free, open-source operating system.

"The PS3 is also slightly more efficient and - at $300 each - $8,000 cheaper than the Tableau/Dell server combination the agents were using before, Skinner said.

"Once officers unlock the sought-after files and photographs, some of which show the suspects themselves violating children, officers can use the files and photographs in their investigations."

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