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Google makes it tougher to find porn

Updated: December 14, 2012, 1:38 PM IST
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Google makes it tougher to find porn
The new change make porn harder to find on Google Images has not yet been rolled out for India.

New Delhi: To prevent users unwittingly stumbling on pornographic content on its image search engine, Google has tweaked its algorithm to make pornographic images a little harder to find, reports CNET.

"We are not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for - but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them," the report quotes a Google representative explaining the change.

This means that users have to be more explicit in their search queries, especially when search terms are ambiguous, even with SafeSearch turned off. The new change in Google's image search has been implemented on google.com bit not yet on Google's India search engine google.co.in.

IBNLive tested some search terms to be presented with explicit image results on google.co.in but the results from google.com were largely innocuous.

First Published: December 14, 2012, 1:38 PM IST
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