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This is why I don't like public proxies or image and video scraping

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by seochris96, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. seochris96

    seochris96 Regular Member

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    Every time you access something you don't have the rights to use, and you are trying to promote something that can easily be traced back to you, you are playing Russian Roulette.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/rehtaeh-parsons-photo-leads-to-shutdown-of-dating-website-1.1859419


    Rehtaeh Parsons photo leads to shutdown of dating website


    Photos were gathered randomly from Google, says Ionechat.com

    The administrator of a website that used photos of Rehtaeh Parsons to advertise online dating is apologizing and has taken down his website, saying the use of the girl's image was a mistake.
    Anh Dung said he took down Ionechat.com after receiving emails from reporters and said the photos of the 17-year-old girl were gathered randomly from Google by a so-called image scraper. Dung said he was not aware of Parsons's story and feels guilty about what happened.
    A photo of Parsons, who was taken off life support and died in April after a suicide attempt, was used on Facebook to advertise a dating website under the heading, "Find Love in Canada! Meet Canadian girls and women for friendship, dating or relationships.

     
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    meannn Supreme Member

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    Oops. That sucks. Always be careful what you're using on the web.
    Also, that ad copy is hard to convert though. He is such a n00b promoter.
     
  3. souphero

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    Canada has the law right IMO. This is the same practice that allows mugshot websites to proliferate in the US.