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Offline annie123

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I have written about this by e mail but have had no reply. I wanted to look at Images of the Naked Scientist site and saw some that were quite amusing - all private bits covered. Then I went to 'More images' and there were a LOT more, with your logo amongst them all, and many of them are quite obscene so where are they coming from? and can you get rid of them or disassociate your logo from them? I wouldn't refer anyone to the site unless it's cleaned up.


 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #1 on: 08/12/2015 12:01:11 »
Annie,
I googled 'Naked Scientist' and clicked on images and sure enough some pretty undesirable images invaded my ocular nerves, but then, I suppose 'naked scientist' is bound to have such a result. I then googled 'The Naked Scientists'. This drastically reduced the number of obscene images to around 4 or 5. Clicking on more images, there were perhaps another dozen obscene images and some were what can only be described as hard core. However, hovering my cursor over these offending images, I found none, not even the mildest (or dare I say inoffensive) images to be attributed to this site.

I then search 'The Naked Scientists' on Bing. Here I must admit that even with the precise search term, there were numerous highly offensive hard core images, too many to check all for their origin, but those I did check (around 20 or so) were not attributed to this site.

By the way, for both Google & Bing, I turned off search filters.

So, I'm sorry, but I could find none of the offensive images you say you have found.

I must admit, there are some racy and bawdy images on this site, I have to admit it, I posted some of them! But I do not think there are any images on this site which could be described in any way as even mildly offensive.
 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #2 on: 09/12/2015 00:30:15 »
I posted a reply to yours detailing some of the pictures and mentioning that there were pictures of show scientists right above the obscene ones.  Chris Smith's book  is shown in the middle of a group of porn pictures. I don't know if the post was not allowed because of the description. I might try again. I also tried to put the web site (copy/paste url) where these are all shown but when I posted and then clicked on the url in the post to check it didn't bring me to the site so I don't know what's going on there. The logos interspersed between the lewd pictures-(body parts,porn 'stars doing their thing etc.) are not always the complete NS logo but with a tweak here and there, but glancing at the page cursorily  one could easily mistake them because they have the same outline of a figure, same colours. A figure might have a pair of ear phones on, for example, but the variations are very minor.
Please let me know whoever moderates this whether you didn't post my other reply or whether it just didn't get through.
« Last Edit: 09/12/2015 00:32:16 by annie123 »
 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #3 on: 09/12/2015 15:51:37 »
Images which result from any search word or group of words on any search engines are the result of the word or words you used as your search criteria matching the tags and/or address attached to images freely available to view anywhere on the internet.
Wholly innocent search criteria can sometimes match to less (or in some cases more) obvious results, some of which may not be desirable.
For example, if I wanted to find images of Great Tits I would not be at all surprised to find the majority of the resulting images are of semi or fully naked buxom women, when, in fact, I wanted images of these:

To get the image above, I typed 'Great Tits' into Google

But on the same page I also got this image:

Victoria Coren Mitchell

Obviously this image of Victoria has been tagged 'Great.....', well, I think you'll get my drift.

My search also resulted in this:

Raquel Welch

And I have to say there were a number of images of, shall we say, well endowed ladies in various states of dress and undress, most of which I would certainly not post here.

But let me show you just one more image which my search brought me among those above:

Ian Duncan Smith

In the case of the above, it resulted from the address https://tompride.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/iain-duncan-smith-tit-cock.jpg and due to it featuring in a satirical article entitled "Ornithologists baffled by pair of Great Tits taking up residence in Downing St.

My point is that all these images resulted from the one search and were well interspersed.

When an image (or any content) is freely available on the internet, it just isn't possible for the owner of the content to stipulate where it can or cannot be situated in respect of other content.

Many moons ago, I decided to put my exhibition logistics & transport business on the www. When I had set up my email address previously, I found the most suitable addresses for me had already been taken, but I arrived at what I thought was a brilliant alternative. I decided I would use this as my website name. All was well until I was told that putting this name into a search engine had brought results which included web sites and images of exhibitionist transvestites. Whoops, in fact, major whoops!!!
 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #4 on: 10/12/2015 01:24:46 »
Maybe. But it's not likely that you will find a picture of the bird on the same page as the women with the boobs. What I found was a page with pictures of Chris Smith and others, and his book, and things about Dr Karl, interspersed with pictures of women sucking penises etc. Plus many versions of the Naked Scientist logo
Chris Smith says I might have some malware on the computer but since i don't go to porn sites I don't know why they would focus on me, and I do have anti virus protection and run it regularly. And no other sites I go to show this material. I have sent him copies of the page as attachments via Word, so I hope he gets the idea. I would post them but I don't know how to convert from docx to an acceptable file name.
 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #5 on: 10/12/2015 11:31:44 »
I think I may have got hold of the wrong end of the stick.

So is it an actual web page you have chanced upon with these images. I thought you were referring to a page of search results.

If it is an actual web page containing these images, then just about anyone could upload this to the web. All that is needed is a domain. Why anyone should want to do this is beyond my comprehension, but then there are some weird people out there.

But, as Chris has said, it could also be that you have been infected with malware which is corrupting a page you are viewing. You do not need to have visited any suspect pages to pick up malware. It could be attached to the most apparently innocent pages, sometimes without the owner of the page being aware. Why? Again, don't ask me, I have no idea.

Your anti-virus may not protect you from malware. Try Malwarebytes free anti-malware scanner. You may need to buy the premium version to remove anything found, but then you will have real time protection for the year.
 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #6 on: 11/12/2015 06:47:16 »
I have written to Chris Smith as he suggested the same thing re malware. I went to the library and tried again on a different machine and got the same result so it's not my machine. if you google naked scientist you get a page with some words at the top, including the word images. If you click on that you get the page I am talking about. It starts with pictures of the team and then as you scroll down lots of other pictures appear interspersed.
 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #7 on: 11/12/2015 09:21:01 »
... google naked scientist you get a page with some words at the top, including the word images.
If you click on that you get the page I am talking about ...

Now I get it : you're searching "Google Images".  If you put the search-term "naked" into Google Images you are going to see pornography if you don't switch-on the Google "safe search" filter. Here's how to switch on that filter ...

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/510?p=settings_safesearch&hl=en#safe

... I went to the library and tried again on a different machine and got the same result ...

Given Rule 34 , I'm surprised Google "safe search" isn't the default on computers in a library.
« Last Edit: 11/12/2015 09:37:17 by RD »
 

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Re: Can you regulate the images under your logo on the web?
« Reply #8 on: 11/12/2015 13:45:41 »
I have written to Chris Smith as he suggested the same thing re malware. I went to the library and tried again on a different machine and got the same result so it's not my machine. if you google naked scientist you get a page with some words at the top, including the word images. If you click on that you get the page I am talking about. It starts with pictures of the team and then as you scroll down lots of other pictures appear interspersed.

In this page do you have this image?

from Mail Online

If so, then I obviously had the right end of the stick after all.

At the top of this page are these options:

All  Images  Videos  Shopping  News   More   Search tools

Click on 'All' and you will get a page of results, the first of which is for this web site's home page.

Click on 'Videos' and you get numerous results for videos on this site and You Tube.



The results are generated by Google in all instances.

Now, at the top of the page of search results and to the right, in line with the options for 'all', 'images' and 'video' etc. you will see a drop down box with the words 'Safe Search' in it. Click on this box and in the drop down box which appears, click on 'Filter explicit results'.

The undesirable images should now disappear from your screen, but there will still be results from sites other than The Naked Scientists which are tagged or contain the words 'naked scientist'.
This image of Jane Fonda from the film 'Barbarella' was about the nearest to lewd I could find. It results from an article in the website 'popsugar.com'. By the looks of it a general interest on-line magazine.


It is obvious that your local library has not turned on & locked the Safesearch option on Google. Like RD, I am surprised at this. I wonder whether you should point out to the library staff that they should do so, or minors could be subjected to indecent images if they google a word or phrase with dual possibilities.

But to get back to the page causing you concern, this is generated by the search engine. The content of the results are not attributable to the search engine or this site.

By setting a search engine to filter out explicit results, mostly the undesirable results will indeed be filtered out. Also setting a computer/laptop/android to family or child friendly helps stop undesirable content or links being displayed.

The making, uploading and viewing of pornographic images is not illegal in many countries, though there may be constraints. The problem is that the www is just that, 'worldwide', so images which may be illegal to make, upload and view in one country can be uploaded in another country where the law is different. Just because the viewing of these images may be illegal in another country, does not prevent them from being available to view.

The dilemma for all in the free world is, if you restrict access to certain web sites and images, where do you draw the line? Prohibit the uploading of naked men and women? Some might disagree with that and for those who agree with it, should that include paintings by the likes of Titian and Monet? How about images for educational purposes?

We do live in a free country and unfortunately this can make us vulnerable in so many ways to those who wish to disrupt or invade our normal everyday life.

As far as the www is concerned, it is up to the individual to chose what they want to access within the parameters we, as a society, set in law. Those who disregard the law, do so at their own risk.
 

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