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: Comment by Zaitch
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:03 UTC in reply to "Comment by Zaitch"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I am sympathetic with the views expressed but wait till you have your own young kids poking about on the computer and your perspective changes a bit.


Point stands. I don't care if my kid finds pictures of naked men or women. Big whoop.

I find violence a far bigger issue.

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RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch
by BeamishBoy on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by Zaitch"
BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

Point stands. I don't care if my kid finds pictures of naked men or women. Big whoop.

I find violence a far bigger issue.


Then presumably you should be giving a cautious welcome to the updated image search. It's trivially easy to find content that qualifies as both pornographic *and* graphically violent.

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RE[3]: Comment by Zaitch
by fmaxwell on Sat 15th Dec 2012 04:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

"Point stands. I don't care if my kid finds pictures of naked men or women. Big whoop.

I find violence a far bigger issue.


Then presumably you should be giving a cautious welcome to the updated image search. It's trivially easy to find content that qualifies as both pornographic *and* graphically violent.
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I'll take your word for it.

But that's like arguing that people who dislike fast cars should rejoice about the Google porn filtering because it's trivially easy to find nude women posing with fast cars.

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RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch
by ricegf on Thu 13th Dec 2012 05:14 in reply to "RE: Comment by Zaitch"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

If the worst you find on the Internet with SafeSearch off are merely unclothed people, you're running really boring searches. :-)

In any event, Google's decision strikes me as more of a business decision that censorship. People vote with their feet more than their ballots; I presume Google is responding to their market. If not, they'll be irrelevant soon anyway. Or should be.

Just curious (and I don't intend to be passive/aggressive here): As I don't expect the Dutch to adjust to American norms, why do you seem to expect Americans to adjust to yours? Perhaps Europeans should rally behind a Eurocentric search engine that better fits your culture(s) instead of trying to tailor an American company toward that end?

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RE[3]: Comment by Zaitch
by Neolander on Thu 13th Dec 2012 07:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Just curious (and I don't intend to be passive/aggressive here): As I don't expect the Dutch to adjust to American norms, why do you seem to expect Americans to adjust to yours? Perhaps Europeans should rally behind a Eurocentric search engine that better fits your culture(s) instead of trying to tailor an American company toward that end?

I honestly think that if the Internet started to isolate themselves in regional islands with limited cultural connexions, so as to better please each country's moral guardians, something of value would have been lost... Be it only because for some, the Internet has been a way to escape the arbitrary reach of said guardians so far.

Then again, perhaps it would indeed be a more sensible option than the current way of entrusting the US to control the core components of the internet and screaming foul when it goes wrong.

Edited 2012-12-13 07:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch
by Nelson on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:38 in reply to "RE: Comment by Zaitch"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

It's down to a difference in culture. Sex, nudity, pornography, etc. is still pretty taboo in some of the less progressive regions of the United States.

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RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch
by Gone fishing on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by Zaitch"
Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

I don't care if my kid finds pictures of naked men or women. Big whoop.


My attitude is with my children I don't use any net censor, they need to deal with the world as it is. We've discussed the internet and pornography, if it’s a problem we will discuss it again. However, as an educator I have had to deal with both parents and students where pornography has been a problem. Arguably pornography is addictive, maybe and often is degrading, misogynistic, depicts sexual violence, dangerous and / or inappropriate sexual activity.

To equate pornography to pictures of naked men or women is disingenuous

Edited 2012-12-13 06:44 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Zaitch
by siraf72 on Fri 14th Dec 2012 14:50 in reply to "RE: Comment by Zaitch"
siraf72 Member since:
2006-02-22

I have absolutely no doubt what so ever that you will change your position once you do have kids. Hypothetical kids and real ones have little in common.

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