Bing, Yahoo Bar Web Porn in India
Search engines switch India to stricter settings
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2009 3:35 AM CST
India's favorite cartoon porn star, lustful housewife Savita Bhabhi, has been taken offline by the government.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Indian computer users enter "sex" into search engines more than users in any other country, but Internet firms have moved to deliver only sanitized results to the nation. Yahoo's search engine and the Flickr photo-sharing site have switched the entire country's setting to "safe search" only, as has Microsoft's Bing, a Guardian investigation finds.

Users who search for sexual content receive a message saying national laws require filtering out adult content. The clampdown is believed to be in response to government moves to tighten a 150-year-old law against publishing "any content that is lascivious and that will appeal to prurient interest, or the effect of which is to tend to deprave or corrupt the minds of those who are likely to see, read or hear the same."
 

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