Facebook's software likewise depends on relationship analysis and archives of real chats that preceded sex assaults, Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan told Reuters in the company's most expansive comments on the subject to date.Like most of its peers, Facebook generally avoids discussing its safety practices to discourage scare stories, because it doesn't catch many wrongdoers, and to sidestep privacy concerns.
Showing obvious respect for Naughton, the judge not only waived prison time - which could have been as much as 15 years under federal law - but also said the defendant would be under no obligation to help the FBI further during his five-year probation period.
The outcome has been far from obvious since Naughton, using the online pseudonym "hotseattle", first encountered FBI Special Agent Bruce Applin in a chatroom called dad&daughtersex.
A computer whizzkid who helped develop Sun Microsystems' Java script, Naughton was a rising star at Disney's Go network who visited child porn sites as secret relief from the stresses of his job.
He argued in court that his online conversations were about exercising sexual fantasies, not corrupting minors.
Kempton, 35, died Thursday morning, family members said.