Monday, June 8, 2009

Is sex a taboo over internet ?

Seems like we cyborgs have moved back into dark ages.Microsoft's newest search engine(currently in beta), bing is reportedly blocking search queries like sex.
My opinion is still divided as on one hand, it is a right step in curbing the menace of pornography over internet and, on the other, is an open threat of a corporation that is trying to dictate what internet should be.

Currently in beta, the indian version on bing reports sex search as: "The search sex may return sexually explicit content.
To get results, change your search terms."
One wonders whether it'll cause any good as if a person is intended to search for a lascivious content, a search engine is not an effective stopping solution for it. Rather, we'll need to regulate these websites, which, unfortunately are quite profit making concerns.
So, just blocking the users from the result will not be enough for Microsoft as they'll have to hold some sort of agreement with all other search engines.

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