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[3]: Missing the Obvious!
by galvanash on Fri 14th Dec 2012 04:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Missing the Obvious!"
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Only if you trust that incognito or "porn mode" does what you think it does.

I don't need to trust it - I've seen the source code... And yes, it does exactly what I think it does.

I mean, sure--you're right! it makes all the sense in the world for a company whose livelihood depends on datamining and advertising to offer people a way to hide from their snooping...

Yes it does - because people want it. If you give away a product that doesn't do what people want no one will use it... Yes, Google walks a tightrope balancing out what is best for them short term (data collection) and what is best for them long term (not pissing off users) - but in general they seem to do a pretty good job imo.

What doesn't make sense is your conspiracy theory. Its ridiculous and has no basis in reality... In short because there is nothing about this feature that would elicit the result you imply - it has no material effect on tracking users. If you didn't want to be tracked before, you would either use incognito mode or just disble/clear your cookies - you would still have to do the same thing now.

It's also why despite some of the stupid user interface choices Mozilla has made over the last year and a half, I still prefer it and my set of extensions to Chrome. With how difficult it has been to get a true adblocking solution on Chrome I absolutely question their commitment to privacy!

Fair enough, but I don't see what that has to do with this particular feature. It has absolutely nothing to do with advertising...

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