Google instantly bans porn

Google has launched its Instant Preview service, enabling users to see search results as they type and removing the need to go through the labourious process of clicking Enter.

Google reckons it is "pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster." How kind.

The pwner of the Interweb claims its "key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page.

The search monster probably found this out by using your webcam to scan your eyeballs while you're online. Either that or its Street View cars mistakenly gathered such data.

The outfit has realised that searching as you type could serve up a list of rather unsavoury content and has concocted a list of search terms which won't show up in an instant. After all, you wouldn't want granny to encounter a list of fellatio sites with related images when she was innocently looking for some 'blow' with which to ease her arthritis.

A somewhat amusing list of instantly banned word is here.

Porn searchers will have to go through the process of filling in the full term they're looking for and hitting Enter, which sounds a bit discriminatory to us.