TFP: Microsoft gives BS excuse for cracking down on nudity.
Oh well, I'll stick with Dropbox.
This is why Skydrive is going to be pushed aside for the competition.
I thought Google was getting too corporate on us, but damn, Microsoft takes the cake on this. Seriously too restrictive.
... what's wrong with nudity and why should it be banned!?
Keep Ur SmuTz off Mai SkYdriveZ!!
Chances are pretty likely Google does the same exact thing with their Drive service - they just don't advertise it. But, you can be sure they are running the same type of image recognition software of all of the images you're uploading...
Dropbox is not Google.
Don't know about Google, but I can verify that Dropbox definitely don't censor images...
This society now makes me feel like I'm committing a crime every time I go to take a bath.
Pfft, what kinda puritan nonsense is this? My Fornax backups are safe and sound inside Dropbox.
Where am I going to store naked pics of myself now?
Ummm, Facebook? And leave them public. Yeah, I think you just might do that. :)
Maybe they don't want to be a host to something very popular... ha ha ha
Well, here's the thing...I don't store nude pics of my wife or any of the people I have naked pics of on the internet. I keep all the girls in my pocket on my phone! BOOYA!
So any form of nudity = child pornography? This seems like a weak excuse. Child Pornography isn't allowed on other services either, and it's only sensible that you would check what users upload to classify it for that reason - but to not allow any nudity at all? They didn't even answer that question.
just compress them with 7zip and put a password
Yep! a 25 digit PW should keep them non the wiser.
Makes no sense. If you pay for it, then why can't you upload anything you want? You want to stop child pornography, okay, well how about finding it, locking it, and reporting it to authorities? Instead of removing ALL nude things? These things are farely private based. I only use dropbox to share files with fellow artists within our indie company, thats it. Otherwise torrents and other file sharing is for public things. Also its really vague, as noted in the article. "including full or partial human nudity" so a majority of PG-13 and R rated movies are not allowed to be on it? Not saying just Hollywood movies you want to transfer to another computer, but indie movies and indie art, comics, cartoons etc...I'm sure they won't be a bully to Hollywood, but an up-coming indie artists, well screw them! right? "oooh you showed a butt cheek!"
Wait, how do they know if an image has nudity? Why are they looking at them? Or do they have some kind of advanced nipple, vagina, penis detection software?
It says its a program that "detects" it by scanning the file or something like that. In other words, yes they are looking at everything, just not "directly"
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