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Searching GIFs in iOS 10's iMessage briefly turned up porn 

Of course, Apple’s already shut it down. 
David Lumb, @OutOnALumb
September 15, 2016
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As happens occasionally in huge operating system overhauls, Apple's iOS 10 caused some mayhem as phones and devices tried to update and ran into trouble with some devices even getting bricked. Though they announced a quick fix to the issue, others have cropped up in the days since, including today's snafu: porn GIFs surfacing in iMessage's new search. News spread after Deadspin found a very adult one of a My Little Pony character while searching the word "butt," while The Verge received reports of female-on-male fellatio appearing after a woman's daughter looked using the word "huge."

Both terms have since been added to some sort of blacklist that brings up no results when searched for, a collection that already included some obvious offenders. A few searches still produce some provocative GIFs, like "power" as noted in the screenshot above. The search was built on Bing, so at least we know who didn't ensure that Apple's bundled feature was as squeaky-clean as the company wanted it to be. But since a search for "sub" produces a non-sexual yet very graphic GIF of Mortal Kombat's Sub-Zero ripping a man's head and spine from his body, so it's unclear what level of appropriate they're going for. Animated gore in, naughty stuff out?

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