Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 22:03 UTC
Google A change to anything related to Google Search - the product so many of us rely on - is never going to go by unnotoced. This time around, Google has altered Image Search for US users to alter the way it handles that ever so important aspect of the web - adult content.
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RE[2]: About time
by Neolander on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:53 UTC in reply to "RE: About time"
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Yes, as a default, hiding adult material is just sensible. Yes, you can make arguments about censorship and overly-sensitive attitudes, but ultimately it comes down to the fact that no parent wants their kids accidentally finding porn because they went looking for pictures of cats...

Blame the designers of modern English for putting two meanings on the word "pussy" ;) No search engine will ever fix that without some HEAVY censor.

(Actually, in French, we also have a cat-related word with extra meanings, makes me wonder if associating cats with sex is a general feature of European languages... or if it's just because we have spent so much time fighting with the Brits that we have ended up stealing some language constructs along with the women and booty.)

Edited 2012-12-13 06:55 UTC

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