Microsoft consolidates explicit Bing content to new address

When Neowin reported last week about Bing allowing users to watch porn videos and browse pornographic material using its search, businesses, schools and other large corporations complained that Bing maybe a gateway to free porn. Bing was blocked by some companies to prevent porn surfing during work hours, where Microsoft instantly became to form a solution to the problem. Fox News was one of the first to come forward with criticisms of Bing, claiming that it provided "a cornucopia of pornography" and that it was easy to transform "the search engine into [your] very own pornographic Web site."

Microsoft has now come up with a solution to fix that problem by filtering all explicit material through a new URL, explicit.bing.net, which is invisible to the end user. The update will allow businesses, schools and others to easily filter this address and block all explicit material even if SafeSearch has been turned off, without limiting access to Bing completely.

Much to the disappointment of some, attempting to directly visit the http://explicit.bing.net address with a browser will redirect you to the regular bing.com, and not to a dedicated Microsoft porn site.

Bing will also start to return source URL information in the query string for both images and videos, so businesses will be able to catch explicit material, in case Bing does not filter a web site the company does.

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