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Yahoo! search went downmarket yesterday, and defaulted to serving up porn to users. Clicking on search result thumbnails led surfers to a image of a man and a woman copulating, no matter what initial search term was first requested. The xxx image was served up around 200,000 times in the space of around 30 minutes on Tuesday …


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  1. Tim #3

    Bad week?

    Are Yahoo having a bad week? Did anyone else get requested to change their account password yesterday due to a potential compromise?

    BTW This request was mid log-on, not a phishing email. I always fall for those too though.

  2. Jamie Kitson


    Isn't that what the new up and coming search engine of about a year ago was doing?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    Cock-up* or conspiracy?

    Sure sounds like a good way to drive some traffic and grab some column-inches in the traditionally-quiet mid-December period…

    *pun intended

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is Yahoo! really doing that badly?

    'no matter what initial search term was first requested.'

    'The xxx image was served up around 200,000 times in the space of around 30 minutes'

    Are Yahoo! really only handling 200,000 searches in 30 minutes? They might as well close the doors right now.

    1. Pablo

      Read it more carefully

      The porn only showed up if somebody actually clicked on one of the thumbnail images. Not all searches return thumbnails and users probably don't click them most of the time anyway.

  5. Arctic fox

    I assume the intended message..............

    ........from our disgruntled friend to his soon to be former employer was "get f**k*d"!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    An Exclamation point after every word!!!!

    It NEVER gets old does it?

  7. Cameron Colley

    Perhaps it's just nostalgia?

    I know I miss the days when a Yahoo! Search for "guitar tab" returned a result of "Did you mean 'Anal sex'?".

  8. ArmanX

    [Insert pun about "laid" and "off"]

    What do you do if your company says it's firing a bunch of people? Insert an "Easter egg" that will go off if you're not there to disable it the next day. Though I would suggest a rant about how bad your employer is, rather than porn...

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Pics or GTFO

    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Paris, because she doesn't confuse puppies and pussies...

  10. Anonymous John

    A tit is required.

    And some other rude pink bits.

  11. Toastan Buttar

    Thank goodness

    Thank goodness he didn't leave a Goatse egg.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The! picture!

    or! it! never! happened!

  13. Loki 1


    ... does this never happen to me?

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