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[5]: Comment by Zaitch
by fmaxwell on Sat 15th Dec 2012 23:03 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Zaitch"
fmaxwell
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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.

No, it's not. It's not like that at all.

Yes, it is exactly like that:

Sexual images that include violence will be hidden and sexual images that include fast cars will be hidden. And the filters are targeting neither the violence nor the fast cars.

If you're too stupid to see the distinction, content filters are almost certainly the least of your worries.

Statistically speaking, the chance that you have an IQ as high as mine is less than 1 in 200 -- even ignoring the fact that I had to explain something so simple and obvious as the analogy that I made.

Edited 2012-12-15 23:10 UTC

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