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Major Companies Suppress Child Porn Access

Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed with New York state officials to block access to child pornography.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says the Internet service providers will block child pornography newsgroups and eliminate the material from their servers.

The companies will also pay more than $1 million to help fund efforts to remove child porn from the Internet.

The agreements follow an undercover investigation of child porn newsgroups and will affect customers nationwide.

Last year, Cuomo reached agreement with the social networking sites MySpace and Facebook to toughen protections against online sexual predators.