Mac's good for porn too!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by bertagert, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. bertagert macrumors 6502

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    Looks like Mac's are good for child porn. Pete Townsen from the rock group, "The Who", had a few Power Mac's pulled from his house today after being accussed of making and distributing child porn.

    I know it's gross but had to post it. :eek:
     
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Re: Mac's good for porn too!

    Dumbass. He could of just erased his HD fast.

    Whatever link me. Send a web link.
     
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: Mac's good for porn too!

    child porn is just wrong...

    erasing it doesn't mean that he didn't ever have it
     
  4. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    Ugh!

    Why didn't that dumbass erase his HD. God!! I mean Sheeesh! What an idiot! I know rock music messes people head up but then again doesn't rap mess u up too?
     
  5. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Come on guys, he said that we was doing some research for his audiobiography. He claims he was sexually abused and was trying to find out some info.

    Not defending him, but I'm not quite sure the facts have been completely released yet.
    Maybe this will help a little, juat a little...

    Check this out

    Chad4Mac
     
  6. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I bet he had about 4GB to support just that part of his live!

    About erasing disc... believe it or not, I have been rehersing just in case the political police breake in to my house and start searching in to my computers. I would have to erase tons of e-mails in less than 10 seconds and destroy a bunch of other stuff:rolleyes:
     
  7. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I don't think the political police would have Macs, in which case, you'd be safe, but they probably have their ways... Maybe keep a second HD with system software handy, and be able to pull out the original HD, and destroy it...

    Or, if you use OS 9 (since I know of no way to do this in UNIX), you can encrypt your files... Of course, don't forget the password. I did once, and I lost a bunch of neat files...
     
  8. medea macrumors 68030

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    Actually he was doing research on the subject, he is vocally against child porn and is trying to help fight it. well thats what he says and right now I dont have any reason to doubt it.
     
  9. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    in reply to the erasing comments:

    a quick erase doesn't really do anything. all the information is still there until it gets re-magnetized. a low-level zero-ed format on any large drive takes eons and is the only way to really get rid of information.
     
  10. dricci macrumors 6502a

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    Regular erasing won't do, as there's still data on the drive which can be recoverable for some time. You'd need to use something like PGP to write 1's and 0's over all of the blank areas of the disk several times to make it harder to recover what was there. While it's still possible to recover that wiped data, a local police department probably won't have the resources (or knowledge) to know how to do it, especially on a Mac.
     
  11. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    quick drive erasing 101

    sledgehammer to the drive in question :D
     
  12. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Assuming (correctly, I hope), that you don't have any kiddie porn, what you want to do is create an encrypted .dmg using disk copy, and use it to store your sensitive files.

    Unless you are a very vocal activist, I would think the odds are strongly against this happening, but better safe than arrested.

    This was highlighted in this years Power of X speech, so it should be well documented at Apple, MacOSXHints, etc.

    You mount the .dmg, work, and unmount it. If you have to, you toss it (but it can still be recovered). Use a secure password like $jUm97^23Sq and DON'T put that password in your keychain.
     
  13. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i think maybe i'm missing something...

    he says he was a victim of child molestation

    he's writing an autobiography, but can't clearly remember what happened to himself

    so he willingly PAID to go to a site with child pornography to "research"



    how does looking at naked CHILDREN help him remember what was done to himself??

    something is not right here

    and to all of you who keep discussing the best way to *hide* your files or erase your hard drive...i really hope you are saying this as hypothetical situations like **IF** you were into child porn, not **IF** you were about to get caught
     
  14. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    You don't have to be a child pornographer to want your sensitive information protected. I can think of dozens of reasons you'd want to protect data, without even doing anything illegal. To infer that anyone who wants to encrypt data is into child porn is irresponsible.

    For the record, i believe him. not sure what exactly he hoped to acomplish, but he's been an outspoken activist for children's rights and against the exploitation of children for some time.

    pnw
     
  15. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    Well - I believe him, too - although I consider his actions to be those of someone incredibly naiive.

    I mean, honestly - if he was intending to do some research for his book, surely he should have just gone to Scotland Yard, who have an extensive series of records and data regarding child pornography. I would think STATISTICS of occurrences dealing with the illegal access of child porn would have been sufficient, rather than to check accessibility first-hand. If he wanted to access these sites, it should have been done under the supervision of, or in conjunction with, the police unit assigned in dealing with offensive material. The publicity they would receive by working hand-in-hand with a prominent member of the society would have been welcomed by the Metropolitan Police, in their attempt to combat internet crime.

    Finally, didn't he realise that giving his credit card details over the web to the site in question only encourages these slimy individuals to think that they're justified in delivering this type of content to the public by actually funding their activities?!? What an idiot.

    Sorry if I seem to be on my high-horse, but as the father of a 2-year old, my opinions on this matter are extremely vocal. And I'd wager that when those of you (who don't currently) eventually do have children, you too will have the same feelings on this issue that I do.
     
  16. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    the only sure fire way to make sure that no one accesses info on your disk is to put a 9mm bullet through it. it's a hell of a lot faster than erasing it, which is crucial when the feds are acutually in your house.

    hopefully townshend was just doing "research", or else an entire generation will be let down. oh well, goes to show you that you should never idolize anyone, because he's usually a child pornographer. (did anyone ever see donnie darko?)
     
  17. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    good to see another fan. i own that movie. patrick swayze plays a believable 80s self-help guru with a secret.

    my favorite line is gylenhaal to swayze: "i'm troubled and i'm confused, but i think you're the f*cking anti-christ" :)
     
  18. Choppaface macrumors 65816

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    even if you encrypt your files, the police will just make you decrypt them, if they don't find a way around (I read somewhere that there was a workaround for unencrypting files in OS9 w/out the password...)
     
  19. DeadlyBreakfast macrumors regular

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    4gb of research??? Lets say they are all pics and the average size is 150k a piece. Thats alot of research. Michael Jackson does alot (supposedly) for childern , then he goes and hangs a kid off of a balcony???

    Person Action Result
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    Michael Jackson Helps Children Hangs kid off off balcony
    Pete Townsend Research Abuse Gets caught with 4gb kiddie porn
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    Hmm...pattern forming.....

    Remeber alos that Pete has had some mental probs in the past. For a while he claimed he was a woman.....

    Ugh....

    ** Shakes head and puts on headphones blaring Cannibal Corpse **
     
  20. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Have you ever seen child pornography? I haven't. While I'm sure it's disusting and enough to make me infuriated with anger, I would not be able to write about the subjest as I have no facts, no basis for opinion other than personal opinion. When you are victim of such a crime at an early age, people block it out. Maybe he wants to be jarred into shock to understand how sick the person who malested him is. Then he'd have a little fact to base his writing on.

    If he's telling the truth.
     
  21. benixau macrumors 65816

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    either that or he is a sick sick man.

    doesnt matter. there will always be child porn. if only in russia. no matter how hard you try people will always make it and people will always foolishly give their credit ccard details over the web for it.

    that is part of the new digital age. unless they force people by law, to put filterss on their internet lines they will never be able to stop it.

    its sad i know, but i repeat. that is the digital age ...
     

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