Porn nuked by Bing

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Porn nuked by Bing

Microsoft says it has adjusted its freshly-launched Bing search engine to make it easier to filter out porn.
 

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is it filtered by them or is it a option that can be switched off/on?
 

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is it filtered by them or is it a option that can be switched off/on?
They aren't filtering it. The content just comes from a separate domain meaning that in order to filter out explicit content you just have to tell your filtering software (if you run any) to block everything coming from the domain explicit.bing.net.

Eseentially they've just put the porn in a little electronic box so that you can filter it out more easily if you want to.
 

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Ya but sites still have adult finder nude tits spam adverts and so. Wonder if you can find MS W7 cracks on it hahaha would make my day.
 

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Ya but sites still have adult finder nude tits spam adverts and so. Wonder if you can find MS W7 cracks on it hahaha would make my day.
That is a good point.

Also what kind of impact does this have on net neutrality. I mean what Bing is doing is essentially categorising the content of the internet. How long before other content on the internet is categorised in this manner? and how long before governments start filtering things in a similar manner?
 

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Jeez you lot are idiots.
Why does everyone cry conspiricy every time MS does ANYTHING?

This is being done all the time already by your network admins, etc.
They are making it easier to do now by using a simple domain trick.
Nothing gets filtered that you dont want.

2 responses come in:
mycontent.x.y
mycontent.x.y.z

As a parent/admin you set up a filtering rule to filter everything from the y.z domain
so only mycontent.x.y comes through.
 
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That is a good point.

Also what kind of impact does this have on net neutrality. I mean what Bing is doing is essentially categorising the content of the internet. How long before other content on the internet is categorised in this manner? and how long before governments start filtering things in a similar manner?
Read what you have written here, compare it to what is currently been done, then go slap yourself.
Google classifies and categorizes stuff all the time, it is pretty much how most modern search engines work.
Web Devs spend a lot of time and money trying to make it easy to classify their content, so it can be found.
Tags already exist to flag your content as explicit so as to make filtering easier.
Governements already do filter content.
 
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Oh no! The internet will be categorised! How am I going to find what I don't want? :D

Seriously - since Porn is the biggest blot on family friendly internet, I say stick it somewhere else and make it easy for those who choose to leave it out of the experience...

Those who want to toss just need to go to where it's at... seriously lol, is it that difficult? Complex filtering exists because of the 'in your face' advertising and SEO marketing of explicit material. It's that very element that breaks the web experience for most people, especially at school and work.
 

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SlappY you really need to calm down. Nowhere in any of my posts did I say this was a bad thing. In no way did I attack Microsoft or claim that it was a Microsoft conspiracy. Did you forget to take your medication again SlappY?

I was merely trying to highlight possible concerns. If you don't agree with those concerns or if there is something wrong with what I'm saying then present your argument in a clear coherent manner. Don't go wacko and tell me I'm involving Microsoft in some crazy conspiracy or tell me to go slap myself.

With things like Greendam out there, Australia, Germany and the UK's internet policing policies I don't think my concerns are unfounded.

Web Devs spend a lot of time and money trying to make it easy to classify their content, so it can be found.
Tags already exist to flag your content as explicit so as to make filtering easier.
Tags are defined by the author of the document, not by an independant search engine, that is an entirely different matter.
 
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Explicit content will come from a seperate domain, which means that possibly we can be able to just use that explicit domain exclusively for searches to filter out non-explicit content. Sounds like a good idea!
 

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Explicit content will come from a seperate domain, which means that possibly we can be able to just use that explicit domain exclusively for searches to filter out non-explicit content. Sounds like a good idea!
BING-go
Simple solution... and the w@nkers can get all the material they need.
 
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