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Federal officers use video game console to catch child pornographers

Nov 19, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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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