Indian citizens will not find any explicit images and videos on Microsoft's new search engine Bing. The company has blocked them for Internet users in countries where pornography is banned.
This feature now works only when a user says that he/she is an English-speaking American, Canadian or Australian.
"We determined the list of countries for which sexually explicit results are restricted based on analysis of where such are restricted by local law, but we did not take these actions in response to specific government demands or regulations," Fox News quoted a Microsoft spokesman as telling the Indian Web site ContentSutra.com.
However, the "ban" can apparently be reversed if the country, localizing page to see the images can be changed to those of the countries where the search engine returns dozens of explicit images and videos.
Other countries where the results were filtered featured most of the Islamic world, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and what Microsoft calls "Arabian" countries.