Chewing Gum, Google Universal Search, & Is That A Nude Woman?
You can’t really see that much, so I haven’t bothered to place a strategic
black dot. Those concerned that this might have come up in front of a classroom
of kids will be happy to know that if
is on, then none of the images show. This is because it appears that SafeSearch
overrides Google Universal Search image integration, regardless if a picture is
explicit or not.
I say this because if you do an image search for
with SafeSearch in the "moderate" setting, which should filter out any explicit
images, the woman still appears in the top results. Thus, Google doesn’t
consider the picture explicit.
It’s only if you use the "strict" setting, which removes content based on the
words on pages, that the picture disappears. And if you go to the
page this picture
appears on, which lets you watch the Danish chewing gum commercial it’s from,
you can see words like "naked" and "penis" that probably trigger the strict filtering.
See also Google
Universal Search Means Looking For Raccoons Is No Longer Family Friendly for
our last funny like this.
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