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Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 11, 2019 07:40PM
[markets.businessinsider.com]

Microsoft's Bing search engine appears to have had a problem with child pornography.

TechCrunch reports that several queries on Bing returned child pornography for searches — even on seemingly-innocent search terms, suggested by Bing itself, related to the popular "Omegle kids" app.

According to a report from online safety consultancy AntiToxin, commissioned by TechCrunch, Bing search results included images that "any professional or novice can determine to be of underage boys and girls posing in partial/full nudity, as well as partaking in various sexual acts alone, or with others, including other minors, and/or adults."

It's important to note that searching for terms related to child pornography is illegal, and could constitute a crime. As such, Business Insider is not including in this story the specific search terms AntiToxin used in its report.

Microsoft did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. However, Microsoft told TechCrunch it fixed the issue after the publication made it aware, and removed illegal content from showing up in the search results used in AntiToxin's report. However, AntiToxin found that some Bing queries still turned up illegal imagery, even after the publication of the report, according to TechCrunch.

"Clearly these results were unacceptable under our standards and policies and we appreciate TechCrunch making us aware," Microsoft executive Jordi Ribas told TechCrunch in a statement. "We acted immediately to remove them, but we also want to prevent any other similar violations in the future. We’re focused on learning from this so we can make any other improvements needed."

In its report, AntiToxin found that Bing not only turned up image results showing child porn, but also suggested related search terms that turn up more illegal photos. A search for "Omegle kids," referring to the online video chat platform for talking with strangers, gave suggestions for related queries that sometimes returned child porn.



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Re: Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 11, 2019 08:19PM
....Porn......??

.....in the U.S.A......??



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Re: Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 11, 2019 10:03PM
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NewtonMP2100
....Porn......??

.....in the U.S.A......??

....Bing......??
Thought it was in the landfill on top of the Zunes!
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Re: Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: January 11, 2019 11:05PM
Instagram just got called out for having pervs using it and Dropbox as a trading conduit via certain hashtags as flags for child porn trading/sales.

A group of young meme jockeys has taken on the task of holding the companies’ feet to the fire to tend to the issue and of trolling the pervs by flooding the hashtags being used with memes as a sort of DNS attack.
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Re: Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem
Posted by: testcase
Date: January 11, 2019 11:37PM
"Microsoft did not respond to a request for comment"


Of course not; MS hierarchy is probably too busy surfing the web using Bing. boink smiley
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Re: Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem
Posted by: Winston
Date: January 12, 2019 12:23PM
I got some rather spicy images on an innocuous search with DuckDuckGo a day or two ago. I think I was trying to find a single index that shows where a given movie is available via streaming on sites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTubeTV, etc. "Safe Search" is on Moderate, which usually stops stuff like that. It wasn't in the links list, but I must have had Images selected from a previous search. Surprised me, as that has not happened much since search sites started doing this kind of filtering.


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Re: Microsoft's Bing search engine reportedly had a child porn problem
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 12, 2019 10:04PM
....what the duck......??



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