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Fred
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12/14/2012 09:11 AM
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Last I checked google started with safe search on.
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12/14/2012 09:15 AM
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That's great news! Google is a private company.. they can do whatever they want. They're not obligated to deliver porn to your browser.

Go down to your neighborhood smut shop if you want that stuff.. where you will be carded for proof of age and where children are NOT allowed in, under penalty of law. Why should the internet be any different?
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Wow, you get the dumb ass of the day prize. It's not about the porn. As far as I'm concerned, if it doesn't involve kids or critters, it's no one's business what porn you stream through your computer.

Nor is GOOGLE's business to stop me from viewing pornography or anything else they deem 'offensive'. Because it's big titties now, and it'll be politically unpopular thought later!
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12/14/2012 09:17 AM
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Well if we don't protect our freedoms to search for the things we want to without them telling us we cannot, we WILL lose them. Do you want us to become like China? Cause steps like this among others starts us down that road........don't think it can't happen.

You missed my point entirely. The whole reason people are so fucked up in the head about sex is that because it is this HUGE taboo as you grow up, don't talk about it, don't think about it, and whatever you do don't act on it. That messes with our minds.

Sex is a natural thing, and the hormones we feel growing up, the desires we have are natural, normal, there is not a thing wrong with them. But when you teach a child the opposite, for one, you BEG for rebellion as they are gonna want the things you tell them not to anyway, which hurts both them because they are flying without a net and your relationship to them, because they won't talk to you about these things as you won't have their trust, and two, they will not be equipped to handle themselves not being taught how to safely.

They're GONNA be exposed to these things, be it tame or not so tame things. If it's not the internet it will be somewhere else. Do you want them to be ready to handle it when they come up and be able to talk to you about it, or would you rather they just hide it away from you and go off on their own creating all sorts of problems for themselves? Because the more you demonize all of this, the more you ask for all the problems you see with kids. From teen pregnancies to abortions, to STD's, it is a direct result of lack of parenting and education about sexuality. Telling them no just does not work.
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In my experience growing up and now as a parent, are that the kids who were and have become "messed up" are those who were exposed to sexuality at too early an age. I saw this with my own peer group, and now with my kids peer group. Kids who are in an unrestricted environment where they are exposed to "adult topics" at a young age end up getting into all kids of troubles with rampant promiscuity and substance problems. It's too much too soon.

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Maybe not, BUT.....is this the fault of the culture or the parents for not being there to process things for them? I contend it's the latter. I WAS never told much about sex beyond it was dirty and wrong, sinful to lust and all of that, and it really fucked up my head because all the while I had these urges and desires, and places to explore them even that I felt I couldn't but still couldn't resist from acting out on. It was only when I realized I was NORMAL and was free to act or not based on what I wanted that I became more comfortable in my sexual nature and not so ashamed of it anymore. But for YEARS I had so much guilt and shame over it all. If I was a betting man, I'd bet at least some of your peer kids had similar experiences. I could be wrong, but it's just a hunch.

We cannot shield kids from the world, they will be exposed to it whether we want them to or not. What we need to do is be there to help them deal with what they are exposed to when it happens, and many I don't believe do. We spend more time trying to keep them from seeing things, than we do about educating them on how to handle them if they come up. It does them a disservice IMO.
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I'm sorry your parents were messed up.. mine weren't but I was also protected from dangerous things. The world is a much different place now.. you no longer have to go out of your way to be exposed to dangerous materials. I think the results are evident in our society today. Perverts everywhere. But we don't need to place the "rights" of adult pervs at a higher valuation than the rights of children to grow up in a safe and relatively clean environment.

I mean.. why not just expose them to gory disembowelments and beheadings too, at 5 years old, just "explain" to them what's going on? No, it doesn't work that way. Children are very impressionable (and so are adults actually) and the mind is easily warped, especially when young. They don't have the same cognitive abilities. They need to be protected.
 Quoting: DOT 2 DOT


I understand that but I will say this again, when you let a company who you rely on to get information from for various things and subjects censor something ANYTHING at a whim, you open the door to them abusing that, and if there's anything I've learned over the years, anyone in a position of high power who has that chance to abuse it, will. The only way to prevent that is stop letting them get away with doing so.

Also, remember this too, usually when these people want an agenda reached, they will almost always start with something that no one will think to argue against like protecting kids against porn. Good idea? Maybe so, but the reality is what they seek to do goes far beyond that original idea, that idea is just what they use to get their foot in the door. After that......they're free to do just about anything they want, because we gave them the consent when we let them in to begin with. To sort of steal a line from you, once that door is opened you cannot close it again.

I understand kids need to be protected, but..we must be careful not to sacrifice overall personal liberty and freedom to achieve that.
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12/14/2012 09:23 AM
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Google already censors more than porn, porn is not the gateway to censorship it is but a stepping stone. Due to the millennium copyright laws they now censor anything they think infringes on copyright as well. So if someone claims copyright on something it could be censored. We are already well on our way down the slippery slope to full censorship by corporations and regulations alike.
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12/14/2012 09:26 AM

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What a bunch of whiners.

They're a private company. They don't censor anything.

Do you like the fact that they 'censor' your non-image searches so that you find pages that match what you're searching for, rather than link-farm robot-written spam bullshit? I sure do.

The porn isn't removed from their index. It's still findable.

The entire PURPOSE of using something like Google is to take advantage of the algorithms they use to categorize, index and rank results. If you don't like the results you get, their algorithms and/or your search terms are the problem, not censorship.

Seriously, there are WAY easier ways to find porn than Google.
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12/14/2012 09:37 AM
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Google is run by muzzies....get a fucking grip.
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12/14/2012 09:46 AM
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My kids are not allowed to use the internet, unless they are sitting in the living room with me home ..

I think google may have changed .. If you go to yahoo images .. and type in any a females name .. a nude, or semi nude picture will pop up ..
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12/14/2012 09:48 AM

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Last I checked google started with safe search on.
 Quoting: Fred 29293291


Yeah, on "moderate."

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I can't begin to say how many innocent searches I've done that somehow brought up porn, even with the safe search on moderate. Even when it's on the highest setting it still brings up pics totally unrelated to my search, things I definitely wouldn't want coming up when my 1 year old is in the room with me!

If people want to look up something, and can't find it using google, use another search engine...
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My kids are not allowed to use the internet, unless they are sitting in the living room with me home ..

I think google may have changed .. If you go to yahoo images .. and type in any a females name .. a nude, or semi nude picture will pop up ..
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And re your sig, well-behaved children are a figment of your imagination. I'm sure they never use it without you around.
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What's wrong with this. kids use google for school. I wouldn't want them coming across pictures of gay dudes while researching.
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Even with the search filters on, soft porn comes up so it is a good move, though I do agree with your point about atheists and jesus even though I couldnt care less for the son of man.
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What's wrong with this. kids use google for school. I wouldn't want them coming across pictures of gay dudes while researching.
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Nothing, my daughter has come across nudie images several times after searching the most plain topics. I often get frustrated about this.
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12/14/2012 09:51 AM
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If you're too fucking stupid to turn on safe search before your kid gets on the pc that's your problem not hours. Why is society always blamed for piece of shit parents. The parents bitching about this will still find some other way to fuck up their shit offspring so why screw over the rest of is too.
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Kids find a way.. When I was a kid my dad locked the booze and porn in a cupboard. I still found a way to get at them.
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12/14/2012 09:51 AM
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only sheep use google
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12/14/2012 09:55 AM
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i boycott google but for once they are doing the right thing ...........
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only sheep use google
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12/14/2012 09:58 AM
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...because it thinks people will be offended.

What if Google decides to censor images of Jesus because atheists get offended?

Google product forum discussion:

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Ummm...I can't tell you how many times I go to look for non-porn images and then some hardcore porn trash pops up in the search.

Not cool.

Thanks Google!
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12/14/2012 10:04 AM
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[link to duckduckgo.com]

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12/14/2012 10:17 AM
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Don't have babies in government buildings anymore. It is too dangerous.
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Yesterday I have asking: Why US users of Google Images have reacted angrily to changes to the way the search engine produces results?
Thread: Why US users of Google Images have reacted angrily to changes to the way the search engine produces results?

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12/14/2012 10:29 AM
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Smoke shops, liquor stores, porn shops, all have age restrictions to enter. Most can't even set up shop within a certain radius of schools, day cares, etc. Is that censorship?

If you watch porn you know where to find it and you don't need Google's help.
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12/14/2012 10:34 AM
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12/14/2012 10:44 AM
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Good. I don't need my daughter finding porn because she did a google image search looking for an image of a doggy
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^^This
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12/14/2012 10:48 AM
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I do not at porn,but with the fiscal cliff,besides higher taxes,they,the pigs,district attorneys ect will need more money.what better way to get guys or woman who like to look at sex lol
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12/14/2012 10:53 AM
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Good. The world would be a better place with more taboos.

Please also censor violence in movies and video games, now THAT is worse than porn...

Install a freaking filter program at schools and at home (problem solved) but don't censure anything on the web, this is my strong opinion! lol
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12/14/2012 10:54 AM
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That's great news! Google is a private company.. they can do whatever they want. They're not obligated to deliver porn to your browser.

Go down to your neighborhood smut shop if you want that stuff.. where you will be carded for proof of age and where children are NOT allowed in, under penalty of law. Why should the internet be any different?
 Quoting: DOT 2 DOT


Do you understand the ramifications of something like this though? Once you give them a foothold to censor one thing, they'll want to censor something else, and something else, and then something else after that. Who's to say they won't target something YOU like next? And besides that, there was NOTHING wrong with the old system.....if a family member didn't want his or her child to look at certain things you only had to turn on the safesearch and they couldn't see it, simple. This was not needed.

Bottom line though is passivity is what ends up leaving us without any rights at all by leaving such huge power unchecked.

These things always seem good IN THEORY, but when you look closer there is something more sinister going on.
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12/14/2012 10:59 AM
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it must take some kind of dick/cunt to be offended by some images of porn after they have turned off the safe search...

I just set my safe search to 'strict' and searched for 'anal sex' on google images and it filters anything porn related as it should do.


DUMB DUMB, STUPID FUCKING PEOPLE RUIN EVERYTHING GOOD IN THIS WORLD!
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12/14/2012 11:03 AM
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you people are all fools.

before the change you could choose:

Strict Filtering
Moderate Filtering
No Filtering.

now, in the US only, you can choose:

Strict Filtering
Moderate Filtering

There is no "off".

This is not about protecting the kids, because if you are letting your kids GIS without selecting Strict Filtering you are a fucking moron.

This is not about defaults, because if the default was strict and one could still disable it, that would be ok. This is not the case.

This is not about "porn", it is about another party forcing their version of morality on you.

Also, blah blah blah google is a private company etc. You don't say? It is like you morons offer that information as if we don't know that.

A userbase can still demand changes of a company, dumbass.
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What's wrong with this. kids use google for school. I wouldn't want them coming across pictures of gay dudes while researching.
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what about some chick getting boned in the ass?
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12/14/2012 11:06 AM
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you people are all fools.

before the change you could choose:

Strict Filtering
Moderate Filtering
No Filtering.

now, in the US only, you can choose:

Strict Filtering
Moderate Filtering

There is no "off".

This is not about protecting the kids, because if you are letting your kids GIS without selecting Strict Filtering you are a fucking moron.

This is not about defaults, because if the default was strict and one could still disable it, that would be ok. This is not the case.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25940361


Hell, if you REALLY wanted to make sure a child couldn't access the shit, make it where you need a password to break safesearch. Not hard.
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What's wrong with this. kids use google for school. I wouldn't want them coming across pictures of gay dudes while researching.
 Quoting: Dapurps


Or Kids or anyone coming across images of perverts trying to make money.

internet is no place for porn.