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(Slashdot)   Bing doesn't sensor Chinese-language search results outside of China, Microsoft insists. It's just a "bug" preventing it from mentioning the Dalai Lama or bad things happening in Tiananmen Square   (slashdot.org) divider line 30
    More: Fail, Chinese-language, Microsoft, Nicholas Kristof, Tiananmen Square, mainland China, censorships, Dalai Lama, bugs  
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2014-02-12 09:42:08 AM  
Sensor or Censor?
 
2014-02-12 10:09:52 AM  
I'm sure that both users are pretty upset about this.
 
2014-02-12 10:21:51 AM  
What kind of sensor?
 
2014-02-12 10:38:03 AM  
The usual raft of jokes aside, corporations and totalitarian governments give each other reacharounds reflexively. They have a common goal of going in dry.
 
2014-02-12 10:38:34 AM  
¡Cuidado! ¡High lamas!
 
2014-02-12 10:40:12 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ¡Cuidado! ¡High lamas!


You misspelled "llamas"... ;^)
 
2014-02-12 10:41:29 AM  
Wow.
I'm amazed someone figured this out.

I mean, who the fark uses Bing?
 
2014-02-12 10:49:27 AM  
I came for a picture of this sensor.
 
2014-02-12 10:50:45 AM  

BizarreMan: Sensor or Censor?


Censer

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-12 10:53:50 AM  

coffeeburns: I came for a picture of this sensor.


Wow! How long has it been?
 
2014-02-12 10:58:22 AM  
The last time I tried Bing I was looking for a Technet article and it couldn't find it. Google gave it me the article on the first try right at the top of the first page.

So... yea... I have no trouble believing them here  when they basically say Bing just sucks.

/ farking default IE search provider....
 
2014-02-12 10:59:27 AM  
This is two typoed headlines in a row. Proofread, guys!
 
2014-02-12 11:08:00 AM  
Big hitter
 
2014-02-12 11:11:41 AM  

BizarreMan: Sensor or Censor?


Censure

/join the Marine Core
 
2014-02-12 11:15:47 AM  
Sensors are reading massive data blockage.  And an inferior search engine.
 
2014-02-12 12:33:52 PM  

skozlaw: The last time I tried Bing I was looking for a Technet article and it couldn't find it. Google gave it me the article on the first try right at the top of the first page.

So... yea... I have no trouble believing them here  when they basically say Bing just sucks.

/ farking default IE search provider....


Farking default browser...

I'm guessing this is a work or school machine? Consider running firefox or chrome as a portable app from a jump drive.

portableapps.com
 
2014-02-12 12:46:07 PM  

Stone Meadow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ¡Cuidado! ¡High lamas!

You misspelled "llamas"... ;^)


The one-l lama,
He's a priest.

The two-l llama,
He's a beast.

And I will bet A silk pajama
There isn't any Three-l lllama.*

*The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh.
 -Ogden Nash
 
2014-02-12 12:46:31 PM  

skozlaw: / farking default IE search provider....


Too bad everybody is forced to use the search box in the browser and can't just go straight to the search engine of their choice.
 
2014-02-12 12:47:57 PM  
When I did a Chinese language search, the internet just threw pots and pans against the wall.

/got nothing
 
2014-02-12 12:51:28 PM  
I went to bing and googled "六四事件" the name for the Tiananmen Square Protests in Chinese. The first result was the wiki page on the article in Chinese.

Dali Lama ("达赖喇嘛") seemed to turn up mostly garbage links and less informative results.
 
2014-02-12 12:55:42 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Stone Meadow: MaudlinMutantMollusk: ¡Cuidado! ¡High lamas!

You misspelled "llamas"... ;^)

The one-l lama,
He's a priest.

The two-l llama,
He's a beast.

And I will bet A silk pajama
There isn't any Three-l lllama.*

*The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer. Pooh.
 -Ogden Nash


LOL...win! :)
 
2014-02-12 02:26:55 PM  
Sensor? I barely even know her!
 
2014-02-12 02:43:21 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: I went to bing and googled


I just realized what I said there....
 
2014-02-12 03:44:40 PM  
OK, I'm confused here... The results are censored OUTSIDE of China? I thought it was supposed to be the other way around, shiat was censored in China, and free on the outside. Is this saying that I can actually get more correct results(In Chinese) INSIDE of China?
 
2014-02-12 04:22:57 PM  

Mikey1969: OK, I'm confused here... The results are censored OUTSIDE of China? I thought it was supposed to be the other way around, shiat was censored in China, and free on the outside. Is this saying that I can actually get more correct results(In Chinese) INSIDE of China?


Not quite. What the article is reporting is that if you search the Chinese Language version of Bing and you do it outside of China, you get the same results that you would if you did the same search from within China, which is to say that you're getting the results that are approved by the Chinese censors. This is in contrast to, for instance, Google where a search of their Chinese site from the outside gives you an unrestricted set of results that are different from the ones you would get doing a search from within China.

Basically, it looks like Bing just has one Chinese language portal and that it conforms to the demands of the Chinese government.
 
2014-02-12 04:34:50 PM  

coffeeburns: I came for a picture of this sensor.


i.walmartimages.com
 
2014-02-12 04:40:54 PM  

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Mikey1969: OK, I'm confused here... The results are censored OUTSIDE of China? I thought it was supposed to be the other way around, shiat was censored in China, and free on the outside. Is this saying that I can actually get more correct results(In Chinese) INSIDE of China?

Not quite. What the article is reporting is that if you search the Chinese Language version of Bing and you do it outside of China, you get the same results that you would if you did the same search from within China, which is to say that you're getting the results that are approved by the Chinese censors. This is in contrast to, for instance, Google where a search of their Chinese site from the outside gives you an unrestricted set of results that are different from the ones you would get doing a search from within China.

Basically, it looks like Bing just has one Chinese language portal and that it conforms to the demands of the Chinese government.


OK, thanks, that makes more sense... I  mentioned on another thread that I'm in the middle of a week and a half long headache, some of these things are breezing right by me lately.

Wo yeah, if the China censorship is now extending outside of China, that's bad, if Microsoft is just run by a bunch of chimpanzees with full diapers(As I often suspect it is), then that is slightly better.
 
2014-02-12 05:44:14 PM  

Big Beef Burrito: BizarreMan: Sensor or Censor?

Censer

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 224x331]


Tonsure

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-12 06:27:55 PM  

Valiente: The usual raft of jokes aside, corporations and totalitarian governments give each other reacharounds reflexively. They have a common goal of going in dry.



lol.   a crony capitalist despises/fears communism unless they can get a piece of that cheap commie labor: ref: MaoMart, et al.
 
2014-02-12 08:31:29 PM  
www.skibbereeneagle.ie
 
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