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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Adult content?
by WereCatf on Thu 13th Dec 2012 20:17 UTC
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At what point does nudity become "adult content?" Would a simple image of a naked woman or man standing straight be adult content? Does the view of bare breasts automatically make such an image "adult content," or the sight of genitals?

I am asking this because, well, here in Finland nudity is not seen as a generally negative thing. Both adults and children often go to sauna together, for example, and this can include friends, too, not just family members. Seeing a nude person or breasts or either kind of genitals isn't automatically a detestable thing or something children must be shielded from. Take for example the Finnish movie "Rare Exports:" you can see DOZENS of naked, old men in the movie and it's still rated as a children's movie.

Why is the above even relevant? Well, because it seems there are people here who seem to think that being exposed to anything at all that generally lies underneath our clothing will make kids grow up wrong, and well, that's just inherently ignorant. Sure, straight up hardcore porn isn't possibly the most appropriate content for young eyes, but there is no good reason for removing all nudity from the 'net.

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