Spotlight and.... porn?

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  1. stoid macrumors 601

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    What happens if you type "porn" into Spotlight? Looks like it'll take more than renaming files in the future. :eek: ;)
     
  2. sockeatingdryer macrumors regular

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  3. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

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    I have my own laptop, so I'm not too worried, but this could be a major concern for some office types if their businesses upgrade over the next summer or something.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    LoL, i guess some guys are going to start getting into trouble once spotlight is introduced LOL.
     
  5. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    we dont know if that would work though, depends on if spotlight will be able to search those files and just be denied access to use of those files or will be need a password to seach the disk image?
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Who names their porn - porn? I guess it could be there in the, uh... (metadata?).

    Sub-catagory porn.

    Not that I would know. :p
     
  8. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    lol! I actually thought of that, I was imagining what exactly metadata could find :D :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    This is a big issue, it should be on the Mac Rumors front page!

    I wonder if you can disable spotlight searching on a folder.
    I personally set my own account's access privaleges on a folder to none if I want to "lock" that folder, and prevent it from being searched.

    I wonder if this will work for Spotlight though, as it keeps it's own index of data.
     
  10. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I second that. Anything I want hidden, I encrypt with 128-bit AES disk images. Much simpler than FileVault.
     
  11. ac2102 macrumors member

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    In the same vein, is there any way to edit the metadata attached to a file or is it specific to the application used to make it?

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  12. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    thats a good question, but seeing that a disk image is a virtual disk and stored in a single file that is encoded i doubt that spotlight will search in it. however the current spotlight can't even pick up most of the files on all 4 drives i have so... they have a long way to go in the frist place. at least that has been my experience with the dev preview of tiger.
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    do you think if the disk image was selected to be searched, and was password protected that it could be searched? im wondering about the usefulness of spotlight and what shortcommings that it might have...
     
  14. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    probably only if you have it mounted. but i have no idea. haven't run tests, only briefly toyed with tiger. Plus its a year away :)
     
  15. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    You're right (I'd imagine.. )

    I very much doubt 'porn' would be anywhere in the copyright info, so unless it's in the filename (unlikely), this search would turn up little.

    However, if you're searching for images/movies of a certain size/date modified etc. it's very likely you could see porn popping up in the strangest of places!! ;)
     
  16. JohnsonMac macrumors newbie

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    Tiger seems just made for porn. Spotlight can easily find vast collections, if it your own computer. If you share a computer, then Safari Private browsing is for you - no more clearing history and caches! :cool:
     
  17. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    ..and Automator can automate the whole process, download it for you.. use that cool bulge'y CoreImage effect to er... enhance certain parts of the image... Ok, now maybe I'm getting carried away... :D
     
  18. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    now you're talking :D :D
     
  19. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I thought that was going to come up in Steve's presentation when he searched for Paris or photoshop stuff.
     

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