Finally, A Good Use For Google's Snooping

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A sex offender was busted after allegedly sending child porn via email, which Google reported to authorities.

Google's extensive snooping into our life means the company knows all sorts of things about us. But now there's finally a worthwhile outcome for our loss of privacy.

Google workers spotted a man allegedly sending child pornography through his email and reported the tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

That led to the arrest of John Henry Skillern, 41, a Houston, Texas, sex offender. He's been charged with possessing child pornography.

Google is remaining mum, but its technology apparently picked up the child porn images in an email Skillern allegedly sent to a friend. Police then reportedly found child porn on Skillern's phone and tablet and text message discussions about children.

Skillern was convicted in 1994 of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old. Police say he's worked at Denny's recently and had footage of children in the restaurant on his phone.

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