Don’t Search Google Photos For “Gmail” While At Work

An anonymous reader sent us a tip that searching for [gmail] using the Google “Photos” option will return a lot of pictures of women not fully dressed.

I was able to replicate the problem images by going to Google, searching for [gmail], clicking on the “more” option and selecting “Photos,” as you can see below:

After you click photos, you are presented with many images of women that are not fully pornographic, but most likely not safe for work. Here is an uncensored image:

The “Photos” option pulls back images from the Google Picasa photo sharing service, as opposed to the more prominent “Images” option, that finds images from all over the web,

My Google Image search settings are set to block images like this, but I guess those image preferences do not transfer over a Google “Photo” search.

To be honest, I never used the “Photo” option from the Google menu. I am not sure if it is even new, and I have an email out to Google to find out more information about that.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Images | Google: Picasa | Top News


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  • Matt Keough

    This reminds me of the old joke about a person calling the police because the neighbors were always walking around disrobed. The police responder says “I can’t see anything” and the complainant says “Weil, if you stand on the chair, lean over as far as you can and use binoculars it is plain as day”

  • Anthony Ortenzi

    Seems like it’s all from the “send me more pictures” requests in the comments below?

  • Gavin

    Depends where you work of course :-)

  • Matthew Read

    That is just a bit strange! Google prides itself on offering the most relevant results, so do they think we are all pervs?

  • netmeg

    Heh, I recently was surprised when I accidentally hit the ‘images’ button while searching for adsense help forum.

  • Syed Hasan Mahmood

    HAHAHAHAHAHA! I totally agree with Matt :D

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