Try Bing! Google makes it harder to find porn in search

Searching for porn on Google just got harder.

The company tweaked its SafeSearch filter so users are less likely to stumble across X-rated photos by accident.

With the modified algorithm, only the most specific search terms in Google Images will lead to porn. In other words, you probably won’t find it unless you’re looking for it.

“We’re not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for — but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them,” a Google rep told the Daily News.

The change went into effect early Wednesday.

Google stresses that porn is still there; it’s just less likely to appear when someone is searching for an unrelated image.

“If you’re looking for adult content, you can find it without having to change the default setting — you just may need to be more explicit in your query if your search terms are potentially ambiguous,” the rep said. “The image search settings now work the same way as in Web search.”

Most Google users appeared undisturbed by the change.

“(It) forces searchers to admit they didn’t ‘accidentally’ find porn,” Twitter user Briane Pagel wrote.

“Hey, we still have Tumblr for the regular perverts and subReddits for the real deviants,” user @mikekimnewyork tweeted.

Still, a few scoffed at the heightened security.

“Well, maybe this will give (me) an excuse to finally give Bing a try,” another Google user commented on CNET.

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  1. Excellent! Imagine the embarrassment of defending yourself when the office IT team do a sweep & audit the sites ppl have been visitin and your name comes up over some search engine's overzealousness!

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