In my house Bing, is the sound of something that is done.  Bing! Time to take the Pizza, laundry, TV Dinner, what ever out, it’s done.  For Microsoft Bing has a lot of growing to do.

Microsoft has unintentionally built the ultimate tool for finding videos of naked people, and even in the strict setting, nudity abounds.

Google’s “Safe” search works pretty well, and even when you search for racy pictures you won’t get them for the most part.

For the purpose of demonstration.  Take a look at “Upskirt”.  In Google Image Search if you search for just this word you get 0 results with safe search on strict.  “The Upskirt” returns the following images.

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Nothing that would offend your mother from across the room.

Try the same “The Upskirt” on Bing.com’s Video search…

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That’s quite a bit of butt going on there.  and if you hover over the images you get more than just butt.

Microsoft’s Bing will warn you if you put in a “Naughty” word, but if you attach a word it ignores like “the” your query goes through uninterrupted.

Worse you get some pretty raunchy results with out really trying.

Doing a search for Sharks? You see the suggest for “Sharking” (that’s fishing for sharks right?).

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So what does Sharking return?  Videos of girls having their tops pulled down. These video have full on nudity in them.

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These aren’t even the worst of the results I was able to find.  I opted not to post any thing that would actually return things which might be illegal.  But with the right query, even with safe search on you can find the infamous “2 Girl 1 Cup” video.  All sorts of violent videos, plenty of young likely underage girls on web cams.  And because Microsoft is creating their own “mini” versions of these clips even when YouTube has pulled an offending video the mini video may play. 

And you can’t filter the results with a proxy or firewall with out filtering all of Bing.com.  I’m recommending to schools, that they block Bing.com for the time being because of this. The site actually works better than most “proxy sites” like proxy.org for Unblocking your access to adult content, if you don’t mind that the video is small.  The blazingly loud audio can often be fun if your mouse is in the center of the screen when a NSFW video comes on the screen.

Microsoft may get this right at some point, but until they learn that MySpace, and YouTube aren’t “safe” results, or that the word “tits” anywhere in my search should be blocked, they will have issues.  It seems like they just asked everyone in the office to name 20 dirty words and they filtered those.  There are a LOT of holes in their search filter.  I’ll leave you with some BIG ones.  “torbehighclass”, “kissmyflix” are porn sites, they only have adult results.

Oh, and Christopher Dawson is off his rocker.

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