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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Missing the Obvious!
by bornagainenguin on Thu 13th Dec 2012 03:53 UTC
bornagainenguin
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2005-08-07

All the people discussing the censorship aspect of this are missing the obvious and allowing themselves to be redirected towards the 'for the children' circlejerk! This has nothing to do with being family friendly or censorship and everything to do with datamining. Google just wants people to login and let them track their searches better and they know porn is one of those things people sign out of things, clear cookies and cache before and after.

Google is hoping they can convince their users to stop worrying and keep their cookies active all the time, allowing a more consistent datamining profile to be created. All the rest of the hot air is a distraction.

--bornagainpenguin

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RE: Missing the Obvious!
by galvanash on Thu 13th Dec 2012 06:57 in reply to "Missing the Obvious!"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

All the people discussing the censorship aspect of this are missing the obvious and allowing themselves to be redirected towards the 'for the children' circlejerk! This has nothing to do with being family friendly or censorship and everything to do with datamining. Google just wants people to login and let them track their searches better and they know porn is one of those things people sign out of things, clear cookies and cache before and after.

Google is hoping they can convince their users to stop worrying and keep their cookies active all the time, allowing a more consistent datamining profile to be created. All the rest of the hot air is a distraction.


Yeah right. That is why they built a browser with a "porn mode" built in (incognito) - which essentially does all that shit for you.

Makes total sense to me...

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RE[2]: Missing the Obvious!
by bornagainenguin on Thu 13th Dec 2012 15:02 in reply to "RE: Missing the Obvious!"
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

galvanash replied...

Yeah right. That is why they built a browser with a "porn mode" built in (incognito) - which essentially does all that shit for you.

Makes total sense to me...


Only if you trust that incognito or "porn mode" does what you 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...

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!

--bornagainpenguin

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