Microsoft's Bing + Porn = Ooops!

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  1. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    A.K.A., "we should have offered more money to Yahoo."



    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,524019,00.html?test=latestnews


    Kinda thought that might not have slipped by QA. ;)
     
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    Way to F' up the execution of a new product once again.
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    That's funny. It's too bad that the mouse over feature doesn't work in Safari 4 Beta.
     
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    lol how would Technology blogger Loic Le Meur find that out without going to bing for certain *ahem reasons?:p
     
  5. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    With this news, makes you wonder what Steve Ballmer is describing below?

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  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because, a search for anything will return some porn.
     
  7. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Internet safety rests mostly in the hands of the parents and guardians, not in the hands of content providers.

    I can view boobies on Google Image Search, too!
     
  8. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I thought that was the whole reason for Google Image Search.
     
  9. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yes.. however, videos don't automatically start playing on mouse over.
    And there's a lot of porn videos on Teh Intarwebs. Allegedly. Ahem.
    Might want to bury the content filter switches a little bit deeper.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    So basically the difference between searching for porn on Bing and searching for porn on Google, is on Google, you have to take an extra half second to click on the link to the porn site rather than watch it directly on the results page.

    Sorry, I don't see what the big deal is. Maybe parents should start parenting to make sure their kid doesn't search for porn, whether it's on Google, Bing or anything else.
     
  11. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Now, granted this article is from the Fox News that cried wolf. So all of it must be taken with a grain of salt.

    The point is, an otherwise innocuous search can inadvertently come up with porn videos that play as soon as you mouse over. One need not directly search for porn. All it takes is a tiny bit of fiddling.
    I seriously doubt a 9 year old is looking for porn online, and I also doubt they need to be exposed to it. And I'm not sure it's all on parenting to fix it.
    Microsoft has a corporate responsibility to adequately protect people from themselves, particularly when it comes to the internet.
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Probably the size of his orifice after taking it up there once too often.


    Seems like FOX is making a big deal over this. I typed in 'porn' and clicked videos. This message was returned.

    THE SEARCH PORN MAY RETURN EXPLICIT ADULT CONTENT.To view these videos, turn off safe search.
     
  13. yellow thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I believe that was added as a reaction to the above hype?
     
  14. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    I was too busy getting lost in that enormous double chin...
     
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    Another thing I've noticed is searching 'MacBook' brings up many more images of broken MacBooks (this being the first result) than Google comes up with :p .

    But seriously, I don't see the problem, this difference between Bing and others is negligible; I would assume that someone searching 'porn' is likely to click on something anyway. It should be down to the parents to protect their children online, not entirely down to companies involved (most of whom have a 'safe' option as default).

    Edit: Of course I think indirectly found adult content is a different story, but on the other hand safe searches are usually default.
     
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    Thanks, gibbz. Now my sides ache...:D
     
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  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well easy access to porn; what's not to like?
     
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    I see a BIGMAC.
     
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    Mac changed his name to Dick.
     
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    I just tested this out and man. All a kid has to do is select remove filter in his browser and poof!! Instant porn videos.

    Not good for the family oriented Microsoft.
     
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    Does this thread need some sort of Apple-addle filter for me to understand (and to see the Fox article as anything other than typical Apple-using journo with added dumb factor nonsense)?

    All a kid has to do is to type in 'where do I find porn videos' into the search engine of your choice. Filter or not.

    And don't try that at home, kids.
     
  23. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    So?

    How is a video search any different than a image search?

    Surf with the filter off and of course you're going to get porn returned in the results.
     
  24. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    FOX News implies Bing is a porn engine.

    According to FOX News, Bing is a porn portal.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,524019,00.html

    It is sad, because the article is right on. It's almost like MS doesn't even care how easy it has made it for minors to access adult content.

    If you go to bing.com, click 'Videos', and perform a search for 'Sex', MS walks you through the steps to turn off the filters and a very, very NSFW search results page comes up. As you hover over the video thumbnails they play with sound. MS will probably have to clean this up... a lot.
     
  25. Peace macrumors P6

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    Google does NOT show "previews" of porn videos in the search results page.
     

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