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Like Google, Microsoft displays videos inline with the found results. Some search phrases return pornographics results. Controversy is growing over the fact that unlike Google, merely putting your mouse over these results causes them to play.  (Source: DailyTech)
Microsoft defends the search engine's pornographic results, saying it gives users the tools to block them

When Microsoft's new search engine Bing debuted last week, some received a surprise.  Turning off "safe search" they began to notice pornographic videos popping up as search results – which is really nothing new to users of Google’s video search.

However, simply moving your mouse over the videos would set them to motion, complete with sound.  Some expressed outrage; Microsoft, meanwhile, has defended its actions according to InformationWeek.  Bing general manager Mike Nichols says that by default Bing is set to "strict" SafeSearch, which he says is a more conservative approach than Google or Yahoo’ take.

He writes, "This is a bit more of a conservative approach than others in the industry.  If you set SafeSearch to strict, you will not see any explicit text, image, or video content. If you turn SafeSearch off, which requires you to change the setting and then click again to acknowledge that you are over 18, then explicit content may appear."

Microsoft has added a tool to help network administrators enforce strict SafeSearch.  By adding "&adlt=strict" to the end of any search query, only strict search results will be returned.  Mr. Nichols insists it’s all about user choice, stating, "We think our current search safety settings are solid, but at Microsoft we are always working on pushing this stuff farther."

One key difference between Google's traditional search and Bing's is that Bing will actually start to play the clips you move your mouse over.  Some experts warn that this will likely open Microsoft up to more suits from adult entertainment providers.  Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft have all been sued for including still pornographic images in search results.

Some countries have begun blocking Bing's pornographic results and are angry with Microsoft. China and certain Muslim countries are among those to implement nationwide blocks on the content.

Microsoft's search engine has drawn a lot of attention, but has failed to surpass Yahoo in hits, according to reports.  Market researcher Comscore states that Google owns 64 percent of the U.S. search market, Yahoo owns 21 percent, and Bing is in third with 8 percent.  Microsoft spent over $1.5B USD to develop Bing, chiefly with the acquisition of Fast Search & Transfer.



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let me get this straight...
By kattanna on 6/10/2009 2:49:46 PM , Rating: 5
you HAVE to go into options and turn off protection, then agree you understand you will/might get porn content..

then complain about it ?

WOW




RE: let me get this straight...
By AmbroseAthan on 6/10/2009 3:02:12 PM , Rating: 5
Even with it turned off, you need to work pretty hard to get porn. At Google if you search for things like "Giant," "Large," or because I needed a picture of someone receiving the spa treatment "facial" you get hundreds of porn pics right away.

Bing did not seem to display porn in any of these sort of searches. In random testing of phrases which could be on the edge such as the ones above, it seems hard to find porn on Bing without specifially referencing you want porn. On Google it pops up all the time.

Even searching for "Facial" on Bing actually gives pictures of the spa treatment and no porn.

And yes, I had safe search off while testing this. I don't see how people are "stumbling upon" porn in Bing.


RE: let me get this straight...
By Talon75 on 6/10/2009 3:11:38 PM , Rating: 5
lol, people bitch about anything and everything... It's pathetic...


RE: let me get this straight...
By Souka on 6/10/2009 4:47:34 PM , Rating: 5
Ok, I'll bitch...

They need a 4th filter option:

Pr0n Mode - Show only sexually explicit text, images, or videos from your search results.

If they do that, they'll have a lot more searches...especially after mom/dad go to sleep...


RE: let me get this straight...
By yxalitis on 6/10/2009 6:13:59 PM , Rating: 5
I'll buy that for a dollar!


RE: let me get this straight...
By invidious on 6/10/2009 6:19:01 PM , Rating: 5
When did it become microsoft's job to decide which content people are going to be offended by?

If you don't like porn get off the internet.


RE: let me get this straight...
By Lerianis on 6/14/2009 10:16:46 PM , Rating: 1
Oh, but don't you realize this is to 'protect' the children from realizing what sex is (most of them already know, they just don't know that name for it by 6 today!)!

That justifies ANYTHING, the 'protect the children' bullshit.... I wouldn't be surprised in the future it being used to justify executing all males over 18 years of age!


RE: let me get this straight...
By walk2k on 6/10/2009 6:50:12 PM , Rating: 5
Right, I think this story is really just a plot to get more hits on Bing.com. I never even bothered to check it out until I heard there was tons of free porn there!


RE: let me get this straight...
By MrPoletski on 6/16/2009 11:47:31 AM , Rating: 2
haha, yes best advertising stunt EVAR!

seriously, someone should come out with a pr0n only search engine. Call it BOOBLE .com


RE: let me get this straight...
By really on 6/17/2009 6:29:47 PM , Rating: 2
Your thinking, it just isn't forward thinking. There is already a porn search engine called booble .com and can be found at that exact address. :)


By strunkwriter on 6/11/2009 10:24:07 AM , Rating: 2
When I saw the headline, I thought that was what they meant: that Bing had a pr0n search.


RE: let me get this straight...
By kmmatney on 6/10/2009 5:33:20 PM , Rating: 2
I agree - it's pretty hard to actually get any porn on Bing - much easier on google. Such search "Jenna" on both sites - much more porn on google - really none on Bing - even with unfiltered results. These people must be working pretty hard to get porn on Bing.


RE: let me get this straight...
By psychobriggsy on 6/10/2009 6:30:14 PM , Rating: 3
The video replay on Bing just judders between two frames for me anyway. Quite amusing on the porn ones though.

So google still for the win for emergency porn needs!


RE: let me get this straight...
By Souka on 6/10/2009 7:23:34 PM , Rating: 2
turn the filter on "Strict"... I searched for 'breast' then another search for 'bikini'

breast had a tattooed boob/nipple pic...
bikini...well, I'm sure quite a few "moms" would be upset with the basically naked women in string bikini's...

and funny yet... "penis" has nothing as it's a dirty word...heh.


RE: let me get this straight...
By ClownPuncher on 6/10/2009 7:58:47 PM , Rating: 3
Good, most would rather see bikini girls and boobs.


By HostileEffect on 6/10/2009 8:26:56 PM , Rating: 3
Id hit that THREE TIMES!!!


RE: let me get this straight...
By adiposity on 6/10/2009 7:55:53 PM , Rating: 2
If you search for "porn" on bing, it goes crazy. Much more than google.

-Dan


RE: let me get this straight...
By MrPoletski on 6/16/2009 11:54:46 AM , Rating: 2
whatever you do, don't put 'google' into google...

It'll BREAK THE INTERNET!


RE: let me get this straight...
By Proxes on 6/11/2009 10:28:39 AM , Rating: 2
When the site first came up I did a search on my first and last name in quotes and the last site it showed was a porn site. I didn't turn safe search off and nowhere in that sight was either my first or last name.

I did the same search two days ago and that porn site doesn't come up anymore.

95% of the sites that come up in google when you search my name are related to me. My first name and last name are common but I guess I'm one of the very few in the word that has them together.

Still it brought up a porn site when it shouldn't have.


RE: let me get this straight...
By Helbore on 6/11/2009 11:19:07 AM , Rating: 2
Your name isn't Dirk, by any chance?


RE: let me get this straight...
By Proxes on 6/11/2009 3:10:27 PM , Rating: 2
First name is Troy.


RE: let me get this straight...
By Chocobollz on 6/17/2009 2:51:30 PM , Rating: 2
It's Troy Dirk then? What a weird name! ROFL


RE: let me get this straight...
By rcabor on 6/10/2009 3:09:47 PM , Rating: 4
The funny thing is, with Google Images you have the same problem, turn off filtering you get porn, but yet you never hear any complaints about that! People love to hate Microsoft.


RE: let me get this straight...
By Regs on 6/10/09, Rating: -1
RE: let me get this straight...
By austinag on 6/10/2009 3:09:02 PM , Rating: 5
Here is how this works: Teenage son turns off safe search, Mom catchs him, and blames Microsoft rather then her teenage son. (can't sue your son and make any money ya know)


RE: let me get this straight...
By 67STANG on 6/10/2009 4:17:28 PM , Rating: 4
Almost sounds like a scene out of Taboo 2.... errr... I mean... that's what other people have told me..


RE: let me get this straight...
By Murloc on 6/10/2009 5:19:44 PM , Rating: 2
yeah right, that's just stupid, you can do it with any other engine.

Maybe the angry ppl are guys who were at work with sound at maximum and they didn't want the video to be played.


RE: let me get this straight...
By omnicronx on 6/10/2009 3:09:44 PM , Rating: 3
Which is exactly the same thing Google has been doing for years.

Of course MS is the evil one and the creator of this concept (Google) is an angel.


RE: let me get this straight...
By Screwballl on 6/10/2009 4:11:34 PM , Rating: 1
yes, these people are dumb enough to turn off the search filtering and expect to NOT get porn... Then complain about it...

Although I do agree that the "auto-play" feature should also be an option that needs to be manually turned on (sorry for the pun).


RE: let me get this straight...
By walk2k on 6/10/2009 4:09:01 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, you should demand your money back.


RE: let me get this straight...
By FaceMaster on 6/10/09, Rating: 0
RE: let me get this straight...
By eddieroolz on 6/10/2009 9:25:37 PM , Rating: 2
Sir, I cannot mod any higher than 5, but I would like you to know that you are a wise man.


RE: let me get this straight...
By RaistlinZ on 6/10/2009 9:38:07 PM , Rating: 1
I use Bing for nothing BUT porn. It's fantastic! I've found a bunch of full length versions of hard-to-find videos that I haven't been able to find with Google.


RE: let me get this straight...
By MrPoletski on 6/16/2009 11:43:46 AM , Rating: 2
yeah, that's almost like spilling a drink in a department store and suing the store because you slipped on it.


Google does this as well
By Plague421 on 6/10/2009 3:03:07 PM , Rating: 2
I know you have to turn of filtering in Google as well so whats the big deal?




RE: Google does this as well
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 6/10/2009 3:07:31 PM , Rating: 2
I think what some are concerned about is the fact that with safe search off, while searching for video "content" on Bing, the results can be played back by simply mousing over the thumbnails without even having to click on anything.

But then again, people will complain about the smallest things...


RE: Google does this as well
By JSK on 6/10/2009 6:31:46 PM , Rating: 4
my biggest complaint is that playback is merely the thumbnail and not full res. They should work on that. :D


RE: Google does this as well
By monomer on 6/10/2009 7:23:47 PM , Rating: 4
They should also work on some on the fly up-converting and de-blocking while they're at it.

Truthfully, though, there is a bit of a valid complaint buried in there, as I can't stand it when something will play a sound simply by mousing over it, whether its pornographic or not. Reminds of that stupid smileys banner add.


RE: Google does this as well
By LeStuka on 6/10/2009 11:39:26 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I think what some are concerned about is the fact that with safe search off, while searching for video "content" on Bing, the results can be played back by simply mousing over the thumbnails without even having to click on anything. But then again, people will complain about the smallest things...


Lol
Touche'


RE: Google does this as well
By Mitch101 on 6/10/2009 3:05:47 PM , Rating: 1
Its the adult industry that is crying fowl because you can see video without visiting their site.


RE: Google does this as well
By MamiyaOtaru on 6/10/2009 8:37:05 PM , Rating: 2
"crying fowl"

wat


RE: Google does this as well
By LeStuka on 6/10/2009 11:40:27 PM , Rating: 2
Sad chicken. Dur :P


Stupid thing
By Belard on 6/11/2009 1:31:11 AM , Rating: 3
You get these countries and religious nuts pissed off about it. Lets see...

Some guy in some islamic country has to ACCIDENTALLY go to the bing website. And then ACCIDENTALLY turn off safe shelf. And then ACCIDENTALLY type in "girl on girl action" or "nailin palin", etc to then ACCIDENTALLY see porn videos.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

I hate hypocrites. BTW, when muslim/religious people come to the USA and stay in Hotels, most of them watch porn since its illegal in their home country.

Guess what. As long as there are men, there will always be porn.




RE: Stupid thing
By Silver2k7 on 6/11/2009 9:15:45 AM , Rating: 2
"As long as there are men, there will always be porn."

As long as there are women willing to make porn there will be porn ;o)


RE: Stupid thing
By Topweasel on 6/11/2009 10:38:05 AM , Rating: 2
Just means more Cartoon based porn.


RE: Stupid thing
By Belard on 6/11/2009 2:27:24 PM , Rating: 2
The internet is for porn...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRgNOyCnbqg

But:
A) There will always be women willing to do porn, strip and hook.

B) Not all of the above are women

C) There will always be someone willing to pay for or do above for free.


RE: Stupid thing
By MrPoletski on 6/16/2009 11:53:10 AM , Rating: 2
You cannot access, nor can google image search relay, any material that has been censored by the ISP.

I know, I tried in a hotel room in abu Dhabi.

I was bored ok?

How did muslims get into this anyway? bing has nothing to do with Islam.


RE: Stupid thing
By Chocobollz on 6/17/2009 2:59:40 PM , Rating: 2
I think he just wants to blame someone.. even if they do nothing to him ~_~


This is an outrage!
By tallguywithglasseson on 6/10/2009 4:13:18 PM , Rating: 5
There are children using the internet.

I demand that Microsoft remove the pornography from the internet immediately!




RE: This is an outrage!
By Kurz on 6/10/2009 4:36:03 PM , Rating: 5
I postulate the removal of Children from the internet.
The porn must be saved!


Breaking News: Can't please 'em all!
By Teancum on 6/10/2009 2:51:56 PM , Rating: 5
Kang: Abortions for all.
[crowd boos]
Very well, no abortions for anyone.
[crowd boos]
Hmm... Abortions for some, miniature American flags for
others.
[crowd cheers and waves miniature flags]




By Regs on 6/10/2009 7:39:47 PM , Rating: 2
LOL!!!!


What do you expect?
By Lord 666 on 6/10/2009 3:43:07 PM , Rating: 2
For a search engine named after Carmella Bing?




RE: What do you expect?
By HaB1971 on 6/10/2009 4:16:47 PM , Rating: 3
I think it was named after the reaction in your pants when the search result comes back with all the porn * BING *


Soooo what?
By dragonbif on 6/10/2009 2:55:57 PM , Rating: 2
If I want to see porn then I turn safe off. If I do not want it then I turn it on. O my how hard is that????
Now for the sue part because they show pics or vids of it is just dumb. It is so small it is more like an ad then anything. If they took it off people (the same people) would sue them for that. You cant win.




What's different?
By Danger D on 6/10/2009 3:50:33 PM , Rating: 2
All porn searches "anger some, please others."




Best search engine ever!
By jvillaro on 6/11/2009 3:46:03 PM , Rating: 2
Love the preview function!!! JAJAJA




A world full of idiots
By Zingam on 6/12/2009 3:09:23 AM , Rating: 2
Whoever does not want to get wet, he mustn't go taking a bath.




Bing!
By Rob94hawk on 6/18/2009 6:37:53 AM , Rating: 2
mmmmmm pron!!




This may be my new favorite SE
By EricMartello on 6/11/2009 7:18:32 PM , Rating: 1
With the safe search disabled, typing in general keywords like "boobs" and "tits" and "pussy" yields a slew of quality results. This instantly makes BING better than google...and that auto-preview feature is incredibly useful.




By Zensen on 6/16/2009 1:53:57 PM , Rating: 1
I can't believe when I searched pussy, I got cute kittens in the results - I'M OFFENDED by this!




So whats the big deal?
By Bender 123 on 6/10/09, Rating: 0
"This is about the Internet.  Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis














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