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: About time
by Delgarde on Wed 12th Dec 2012 23:06 UTC in reply to "About time"
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

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...

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RE[2]: About time
by Neolander on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:53 in reply to "RE: About time"
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2010-03-08

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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RE[3]: About time
by henderson101 on Thu 13th Dec 2012 09:58 in reply to "RE[2]: About time"
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2006-05-30

"Pussy" used to be an exclusively American English term for the female reproductive area. British English used to use Fanny. We always knew the double meaning, but it wasn't the common word used as I was growing up at all. Now with the advent of internet Porn, it seems to be deeply routed in even our version language. It feel very false still to me, sort of kitsch, as it reminds me of a 70's UK comedy "Are you being served?" where an older lady would talk about her "pussy" the in joke was that we all knew the double meaning (but I swear that if it was ever commonly used here, it was out of favour the 80's.)

Edited 2012-12-13 09:59 UTC

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RE[2]: About time
by fmaxwell on Fri 14th Dec 2012 18:11 in reply to "RE: About time"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

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...


I'm sick and tired of all of the "think of the children!" whining. If you're so damned concerned that you kid might see something sexual, then don't leave them to crawl the Internet unsupervised. It wasn't created for children.

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RE[3]: About time
by krreagan on Sat 15th Dec 2012 05:48 in reply to "RE[2]: About time"
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2008-04-08

...spoken like a child!

As a father of three kids (12, 14, 17, my kids new about the birds and the bees by age 7 or 8). I really don't care about boobs or even full frontal nudity, or bumping ugly's by consenting adults . What I care about is the big dick in the mouth, or explicit up the ass, or fake-rapes that comes across with simple searches. As they said, all the content is still there if you like, you just need to be more specific/discrete. Not a bad idea from my point of view! I've always been a fan of the .xxx TLD as a way for parents to filter the worst of the content.

My $.02
TBM

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