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]: Missing the Obvious!
by bornagainenguin on Mon 17th Dec 2012 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Missing the Obvious!"
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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!

Fair enough, but I don't see what that has to do with this particular feature. It has absolutely nothing to do with advertising...


Simple. Adblocking enhances privacy because all too often ads are the source of various spyware, malware, webbugs, beacons, etc... By blocking ads at the source I increase my privacy by forbidding such nasties to be downloaded to my machine. Again, the fact that Google made it so difficult to do true adblocking (not downloading anything from the blocklist) was a really telling hint...

--bornagainpenguin

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