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post #21 of 36
eh, whatever

It's not like it pains you to type out the extra five letters.....

it is only so long before some fool with the RIAA or MPAA comes along as sues google for "endorsing and encouraging the use of sites that host illegal content"
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I'm pretty sure this is infringing on people rights...but I guess if you can still search the topic by typing out the whole word it's not that bad, it helps protect idiots which we all know we have to do these days for some odd reason.
Here is my issue with stuff like this, we help people hide who they are and me personally would rather know that people are drug users or have violent tendencies or have odd sexual desires THEN and only then can you prevent stuff from happening not by creating criminals but by being aware of other people being aware.
There is a case going on here in Canada where 3 people are being charged with 4 counts of first degree murder and on one of the defendants computers they found searches for "where to commit a murder" and "can a prisoner have control over their property" these are now key pieces of evidence that could easily have been blocked or blacklisted but weren't and should never be.
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I'm pretty sure this is infringing on people rights...but I guess if you can still search the topic by typing out the whole word it's not that bad, it helps protect idiots which we all know we have to do these days for some odd reason.
Here is my issue with stuff like this, we help people hide who they are and me personally would rather know that people are drug users or have violent tendencies or have odd sexual desires THEN and only then can you prevent stuff from happening not by creating criminals but by being aware of other people being aware.
There is a case going on here in Canada where 3 people are being charged with 4 counts of first degree murder and on one of the defendants computers they found searches for "where to commit a murder" and "can a prisoner have control over their property" these are now key pieces of evidence that could easily have been blocked or blacklisted but weren't and should never be.


Infringing rights? They're integrated the technology into their search engine and are now just filtering stuff that in the past has caused issues. That's like if Walmart sold guns that are on display, but then decide to put them in a back room where people can go in and buy them because of an accident that happened in the past. They're not removing the guns, just taking them off from open view and requires a small amount of extra work.

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post #24 of 36
in google tyoe in "why are women so" and watch what happens!!!!!!!

Type "why are men" and it thinks you mean "why are women so crazy"

is google a sexist?
Edited by jcrew3002 - 11/24/11 at 8:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jcrew3002 View Post

in google tyoe in "why are women so" and watch what happens!!!!!!!
Type "why are men" and it thinks you mean "why are women so crazy"
is google a sexist?


Google is only truthful.

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post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by Ulquiorra View Post

... So? use all the keys on the keybord?
IE the pirate bay dosnt show up ... type it and it pops up in search? (This is just a example ..)
Whats the problem? did people just type 3 letters and click im feeling lucky in the days before auto complete tongue.gif?

The problem is that it is censorship and favoritism, which is almost never alright.
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post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post

I see nothing wrong with censorship. A few years back there was an incident where a very offensive autocomplete suggestion popped up and Google censored it because of its offensiveness. Also, Google is accessible to everyone--you wouldn't want your 10-year-old son to search up "por" and click the first provided autocomplete result. In addition...in response to the argument that it's hindering traffic and exposure: Google was never obliged to advertise anyone's business; it at Google's sole discretion what results they choose to show and censor.

I do.

Also, safesearch.
 
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It’s been a while, so you could be forgiven for letting it slip your mind, but Google is in the habit of censoring its auto-complete suggestions. Starting almost a year ago El Goog began removing suggestions for content relating to search terms like torrent, bittorrent, and RapidShare. According to TorrentFreak, a recent update to Google’s search tools has expanded the auto-complete blackout to include the names of file sharing websites.

Users that enter searches including terms like pirate bay, isohunt, and btmon are finding their searches pull up no suggestions. It’s just a few extra keystrokes, so what’s the harm? Statistics have shown that limiting auto-complete results negatively affects the traffic for sites. The sites are still in search results, but people find them less. These moves are likely undertaken to win support from the entertainment industry.

While this is certainly more acceptable than extreme anti-piracy measures like SOPA/Protect IP, something doesn’t sit right. A Pirate Bay spokesperson claims this is one more step along the road to censoring search results. Do you think so?

Source

Say hello to Big Brother

Wait, so, when individual countries consider online pirating as a crime and google supports the laws of other companies as well, then it is consider big brother? So, if someone is greating a drug lab selling illegal substances, or a group of racists hating on colours of people, since it being against the law no different then torrenting sites being against the law for other countries, it is considered big brother?

Wow. Come on KikkO. Conspiracy crap does not belong on OCN. Law is law. Law is to protect. Law is not big brother. Law is its own separate house.
Edited by Domino - 11/25/11 at 6:12pm
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I understand the logic behind this - you have to understand that auto-complete is also an "auto-suggestion" and that Google might not be very popular with some of the companies that pay for advertising if they suggest to people sites that may harm their advertisers.

Censoring would be removing the search results altogether, that would not be a balanced solution. This, however strange it may seem at first, is a resonable compromise.
 
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It helps keep people who shouldn't be on TPB and other torrenting sites away from them. Not everyone knows what they are, how they work, or the dangers of them. If it stops a few thousand people from wrecking their computers with trojans, it's more helpful than harmful.

Hey!.. Some people make a living from the dumb dumbs!... thumb.gif
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