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.
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