Bing

Unanswered Question
Jun 4th, 2009

Hi all,
Just a quick one. You may or may not know that the Search engine from M$ called Bing, has a neat video preview feature.
Thing is it allows you to preview any video, in this case Porn without leaving the Bing website.
Is there a way we can stop these videos being shown through the WSA?

Regards,

David

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
Loading.
Tim Jackson Thu, 06/04/2009 - 17:35

We blocked the entire video portion of the site using a regex. You can also block the safesearch setting from being changed. You'll be relying on bing's filtering abilities though which is why we opted to block the whole video section.

-Tim

jowolfer Wed, 06/10/2009 - 15:41

Tim is correct. Since the preview videos are being loaded from the bing server directly, they cannot be identified as belonging to an accurate category.

You'll need to block the following using regex:

http://www\.bing\.com/videos/

RBC____CS Fri, 06/12/2009 - 16:38


You can also block the safesearch setting from being changed.

What regex did you use to block this behavior?

Thanks
whtwolf23_ironport Tue, 07/14/2009 - 18:57

I have tried the settings for bing in the advanced regex options.
www\.bing\.com/settings

The main concern is that it doesn't seem to be working. Any thoughts?

jowolfer Wed, 07/15/2009 - 16:00

whtwolf23,

When I use the regex "bing\.com/settings" I receive a block page:

------------------------------------------
Notification codes: (1, BLOCK_DEST, BLOCK-DEST, http://www.bing.com/settings.aspx?ru=%2f&FORM=SELH1)
------------------------------------------

Sounds like your clients may be bypassing the WSA or the policy is not properly configured.

I recommend tailing the access logs in order to see what policy your client is hitting:

To grep the access logs for this entry, run the following from the CLI:
------------------------------------------
1. Grep
2. Enter the number of the log you wish to grep: 1 (for accesslogs)
3. Enter the regular expression to grep: .*bing
4. Do you want this search to be case insensitive?: Y
5. Do you want to paginate the output?: N
------------------------------------------

If you are still having trouble determining why it is not blocked, I recommend filing a ticket with support so they can provide hands on assistance.

I think MS are working on this, we just had a look (for research obviously) and it appears that the adult thumbnails & videos are now being streamed from
http://ts.explicit.bing.net/

(more than one ts server)
and these are being reported by the WSA as being in the Adult Category. Which we block, so we don't get anything in the tumbnail.

If you search for something like "Megan Fox" in the video section then you can see tumbnails for some content and content labeled "nude" etc are blocked (blank black thumbnail)

Actions

This Discussion