Shenron (1 June, 2009)
This is just too good. One of the features of Microsoft’s just launched Bing search engine is that it auto-plays videos in results when you hover over them. Naturally, the first thing a number of people, like Loic Le Meur, did was search for “sex” or “porn.” The results are majestic — if you’re a teenager looking for a way around porn filters on your computer. And this isn’t artful porn or something like it, it’s straight-up, hardcore pornography.
Now, to be fair, to see these results, you do have to manually override the adult filter on the video search, but that’s a whole 2 clicks and doesn’t require that you actually verify your age or anything. The Bing team on Twitter is already warning users about this following Loic and other’s tweets about the issue. But the results literally speak for themselves.
Geez, I wonder when these guys will start inviting a few thousand geeks to test things out properly before delivering...
...and then they twit about things (or however you write that s*it out)
m42 (1 June, 2009)
To think all that advertising they dont have to pay for Let it hit the front packages reach a huge audience and then figure out a way to patch or verify ages or require people to be members and be signed in.
Let's start uploading auto-load porn videos at NB.
Great point Mr.Bill!