A U.S. Senate panel has unanimously approved a bill that would encourage federal, state, and local police to use and create special software designed to nab child pornography swappers on peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, CNET reports. The Senate Judiciary Committee on May 15 voted to send an amended version of the Combating Child Exploitation Act, chiefly sponsored by Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., to the full slate of politicians for a vote. All told, the bill would allocate more than $1 billion over the next eight years for a broad array of efforts aimed at tackling internet crimes against children. It calls...

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