Flesh drive - the USB stick that's got it in for... churches?

4 March 2010

We're not sure if this is for finding pornography you thought you'd lost, or for your boss or wife to find your secret stash of eastern European yankee doodle. Either way it's likely to cause a world of trouble, divorces and employment tribunals. Yes, it's the porn detection stick:

Bitterwallet - Porn detection stick

Put how does it work? Here's the science bit, concentrate:

The Porn Detection Stick uses a complex series of algorithms to analyze flesh tones, shapes and curvatures, face detection, body part separation, and more to alert you to images likely to contain pornographic material.

The blurb claims that 'a search of a 500 GB hard drive with over 70,000 images takes only about an hour and a half.' Christ, they've been testing it on the Bitterwallet servers. Interestingly, ProofPronto is marketing the American product to three groups: 'parents', 'employers' and 'schools and churches' ('pornographic content can easily contaminate your organisation's computers'). Quite a problem you've got there, Uncle Sam.

TOPICS:   Technology   Gadgets


  • Song B.
    Just what I need, lost a load of videos on my hard drive somewhere and as they were all cryptically named I don't know what to search for.
  • W
    @ poster above- Search *.avi, *.mpg, etc - look through the results. Voila - there's your porn!
  • Jack
    @Song Bilong hahaha! I love the wat that it says it could easily 'contaminate your organisation's computers' - haha so what, its not going to unleash a virus or steal your bank details is it, its a picture of a naked woman, what's she gunna do?!
  • S
    or in total commander search for all files > than x mb (e.g. 700 mb) and dated newer than date x/x/x etc :)
  • Nobby
    Can it tell the difference between a dog and a horse?
  • Jim
    Can it crack passwords? My quality porn collection was zipped up with password protection and I'm buggered If I can remember it.
  • Tera P.
    Sounds clever as fook, I want to pirate the software to see if it can detect me fooking piccies.
  • andyofyarm
    Jim is the password "buggered" per chance?
  • Sideysid
    my secret balloon fetish collection should throw this contraption off the scent...
  • Steve B.
    I just melted one of those.
  • Anon
    It only works with images....doesn't detect porn vids - seriously who in this day and age wacks one out to a static picture?!
  • basicmoneytips.com
    I had never heard or seen one of these, but it is quite funny. Amazing what they can do these days, but I would think there are easier ways to flush out this type of stuff. If you are that concerned, you probably have bigger issues in your relationship anyway, save the money and get in therapy.
  • oliverreed
    applying glue to usb ports as I type....
  • Bob
    Surely if you were in the market for one of these, you'd be of such a sensitive disposition that even the word 'porn' on the box would make you forgo buying one?
  • Anon
    @bob - or maybe they are hoping peeping Tom's buy it thinking the "Porn detection stick" will lead them to where the action is?

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