Google Base turned into Porn Fest

By Derek Sooman on November 24, 2005, 2:23 PM
Seemingly, Google Base - Google's venture into free classified listings and other user-generated content - was turned into a porn fest earlier this week when the company's SafeSearch feature failed to do its usual job of blocking adult content.

A Google spokesman said on Wednesday: "Yesterday evening, we became aware of a problem with the Google Base SafeSearch feature and we acted quickly to resolve the issue." He said the filter feature was broken for "some period of time" but declined to further specify.
Some users reported being shocked with the sheer amount of porn they came across.

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