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Google starts censoring porn in image searches

 
ajk

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12/14/2012 11:07 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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Do-gooders never see the consequences beyond their good intentions.
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You're right they usually don't, and that's exactly what the government counts on. If they can hook those people in.....they got us.

Last Edited by ajk on 12/14/2012 11:07 AM
No one is perfect. A babe before walking will first stumble and fall many times but NEVER gives up until he succeeds.

Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

"Most believers would kill truth if truth threatened their religion." L. K. Washburn

"This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves." Robert Ingersoll

"If anyone wants to know how God feels, it's a warm light as if the sun is poking through dark clouds and lifting your spirits with pure joy."
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12/14/2012 11:12 AM
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ukukuk

the internet, an american invention, is at least 1/2 sexually related.

also, why are you so afraid of sex?

also, why are you a fascist?
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12/14/2012 11:28 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.
 Quoting: ajk


Kids don't just use the internet at home under the eye of their parents. Internet connected computers are everywhere. It's not the Wild West anymore. The onus is on the purveyors of smut to make sure it's only being delivered to adults. That's the way it is for shops. Like I said it's a private corporation.

Most companies have filters in place in their organizations.
 Quoting: DOT 2 DOT


Still, this is just not a good idea, it sets a BAD precedent, cause as I said before once you allow them to censor one thing, you let them censor something else and on and on and on, where do you stop? Do not think this can not be abused, because it can and will be given half the chance.

And quite frankly, maybe parents need to start TALKING to their kids about sex, rather than demonizing it. Maybe then the moment a child sees a boob or something likely it all holy hell isn't gonna break loose. Just a thought. You can't shield them from the world forever.
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This^ And we become like China. The Internet then becomes repository for vanilla corporate plutocracy of the feeble minded that get butt hurt over anything that doesn't suit them.
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12/14/2012 11:38 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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Yeah I guess you never have kids that want to just search something on the internet, type in how to make Strawberry Shortcake, and end up with pages of interracial gangbangs through the search.
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12/14/2012 11:40 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.
 Quoting: ajk


Do-gooders never see the consequences beyond their good intentions.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1308067


You're right they usually don't, and that's exactly what the government counts on. If they can hook those people in.....they got us.
 Quoting: ajk


What ramifications?

It's hilarious to me that so many people bitch about what a private company does. If you don't like it, don't use it.

I'm sure you have Facebook too, right? Yeah, sure your privacy is protected online...
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12/14/2012 11:42 AM
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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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Kids shouldn't be on the fucking internet, period.
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12/14/2012 12:04 PM
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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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depends how hot she is
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12/14/2012 12:09 PM
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please please please sensor every thing that has to do with religion
..why don't you take a seat over there
A Pimp Named Slick Back
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12/14/2012 12:23 PM
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As someone that doesn't look at porn, I don't like that it randomly comes up in image searches. Good for Google.
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12/14/2012 12:26 PM
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As someone who would typicaly disagree with this kind of action...

It's a simple change from default saftey filter to on, instead of off.

That is not censorship its morality. They are not keeping you from searching for it or not displaying it, they jsut defaulted the filter to on, if you want your titties you'll jsut have to click an extra button, gg
Screw you, I'm from Texas.
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12/14/2012 12:28 PM
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TERRIFIC!!!
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12/14/2012 12:44 PM
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GOOD!
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12/14/2012 01:03 PM
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What if: (And I am not saying this is the case! I don't know, this is hypothetical in nature only.)

Google image search is about ten percent of the business they do (totally guess) and takes up a lot more server space, because images do, than the bits of data for their normal search engine functions that show only text.

By getting rid of 50% of all search findings, adult content, they save a lot of space on their computers. This means they won't have to update the hardware as fast, which save, let's call it 25 million per year.

Yes, these are all fake numbers, but you get the idea.

What if this is actually about money? We just to the idea of social control, but what if that isn't the main objective in this case?
Anonymous Coward
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12/14/2012 01:04 PM
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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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Children shouldn't be on the internet to begin with.
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12/14/2012 01:04 PM
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its funny, I've never once found porn on accident on google. What the fuck are some of you people talking about.
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12/14/2012 01:07 PM
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Re: Google starts censoring porn in image searches
As someone who would typicaly disagree with this kind of action...

It's a simple change from default saftey filter to on, instead of off.

That is not censorship its morality. They are not keeping you from searching for it or not displaying it, they jsut defaulted the filter to on, if you want your titties you'll jsut have to click an extra button, gg
 Quoting: vind21


I just checked and you are incorrect. Totally.

The adult content is gone and cannot be turned back on. That isn't morality however.It's religion enforcing it's will. in what way can the natural processes of sex or images of the human body ever be immoral? No that come in the heart of the viewer, and when based on a collective imaginary friend image or ancient book filled with contradictions leads to more problems than not.

Having a problem with sex, or seeking to control others using sex, is a moral problem far worse and more damaging than porn.

In fact it's why we both need and have problems with, porn.
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12/14/2012 01:32 PM
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seriously, who uses google for porn.

there are greate sites like:


WARNING 18+++ MATERIAL:


beeg.com
tubegalore.com
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12/14/2012 01:33 PM
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yep typical america

ban porn

but violence is a-ok!!!
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12/14/2012 01:40 PM
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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:

[link to productforums.google.com (secure)]
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clearly you have no concept of what atheists believe... its about being open minded... the religious people are the ones who get offended as they are the ones with no understanding

God is the sound people make when they are tired of thinking

GG
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12/14/2012 01:44 PM
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We don't "allow" or "disallow" private corporations to do anything, they do what they want to do. And you know this issue goes WAY beyond "seeing a boob or two" don't try to paint a picture of porn as something innocuous and normal, it's not.
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What is wrong with porn? I have a girlfriend and like to watch porn from time to time. Mind your own business m'am.
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seriously, who uses google for porn.

there are greate sites like:


WARNING 18+++ MATERIAL:


beeg.com
tubegalore.com
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I agree, WHO THE FUCK USES GOOGLE FOR PORN??

This is just an excuse to censor the internet.

I am tired of this shit.

Mind your own business, you prude americans.
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12/14/2012 05:44 PM
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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


^^^
Here's an example of a liberal leftist siding with the religious right (as they call them) on this one issue just because they are butthurt over porn. You know who caused porn? Stupid feminists and the bitchy women that drive men to watch it.

I can't stand liberal feminists.
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12/14/2012 05:50 PM
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We don't "allow" or "disallow" private corporations to do anything, they do what they want to do. And you know this issue goes WAY beyond "seeing a boob or two" don't try to paint a picture of porn as something innocuous and normal, it's not.
 Quoting: DOT 2 DOT


What is wrong with porn? I have a girlfriend and like to watch porn from time to time. Mind your own business m'am.
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It takes her power away from her. Same as prostitution.
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12/14/2012 06:01 PM
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Why doesn't anyone want to discuss the topic anymore?
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12/14/2012 06:51 PM
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Why doesn't anyone want to discuss the topic anymore?
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