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[4]: About time
by fmaxwell on Sat 15th Dec 2012 06:12 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: About time"
fmaxwell
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2005-11-13

...spoken like a child!

No, spoken like a 50+ year old adult who is tired of parents trying to foist off their morals on everyone else.

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

Perhaps Google could filter by penis size to reduce your discomfort...

, or explicit up the ass, or fake-rapes that comes across with simple searches.

Really? What kind of "simple searches" of images on Google, with "Safe Search" turned on showed images like those? I've used Google image search for years and I've not found rape scenes, fellatio, or anal penetration when performing "simple searches."

Besides, the previews are the size of postage stamps. It's not like some child is going to be traumatized by seeing a 200x150 image.

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.

If you want content filtered, then the filtering should *ONLY* take place if you turn some variant of "Safe Search" on. I have no problem with that. I'm even fine with them turning it on by default. But it's ridiculous to filter content when the user has explicitly turned Safe Search off.

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RE[5]: About time
by krreagan on Sat 15th Dec 2012 15:05 in reply to "RE[4]: About time"
krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

By not wanting any restrictions you are imposing your morals on me/us. In your system, you are allowing all kids to have access to all porn. So you are imposing your morals (or lack there of) on everyone else.

One of the first thing kids do is turn off safe search!

TBM

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RE[6]: About time
by fmaxwell on Sat 15th Dec 2012 16:23 in reply to "RE[5]: About time"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

By not wanting any restrictions you are imposing your morals on me/us. In your system, you are allowing all kids to have access to all porn.

I'm not imposing anything on you. I don't even want your children using the Internet, so don't try to pin that on me.

Censorship of search results, whether to please parents, the government of China, the Family Research Council, the Taliban, or some other group, is never a good idea.

The Internet has had pornography on it longer than any minor has been alive. You remind me of the people who move in next to an airport and then circulate petitions to limit flights because they don't like the noise.

So you are imposing your morals (or lack there of) on everyone else.

I've got a lot more in the way of morals than you ever will. For example, I don't try to blame others when I fail in my responsibilities.

One of the first thing kids do is turn off safe search!

Of for f***'s sake, then lock SafeSearch:

http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1446...

I don't even have kids and I realized that Google must provide a way to lock SafeSearch on. Fifteen seconds later, I had the link above.

It's terrifying that parents like you, who can't even keep their disobedient kids from turning off SafeSearch, are allowed to have guns in their houses.

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