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It’s taken a while, but Google has finally caved in to pressure from the entertainment industries including the MPAA and RIAA. The search engine now actively censors terms including BitTorrent, torrent, utorrent, RapidShare and Megaupload from its instant and autocomplete services. The reactions from affected companies and services are not mild, with BitTorrent Inc., RapidShare and Vodo all speaking out against this act of commercial censorship.

The entertainment industries’ quest to root out piracy on the Internet has yet again resulted in commercial censorship. A few weeks ago Google announced that it would start filtering “piracy related” terms from its ‘Autocomplete‘ and ‘Instant‘ services and today they quietly rolled out this questionable feature.
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not censored for me.
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Very questionable indeed. It's not like they serve any illegal files themselves.

Censored for me.
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okay... it's censored if you type in "ubuntu torren" but it's not if you type in "ubuntu torrent"

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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
okay... it's censored if you type in "ubuntu torren" but it's not if you type in "ubuntu torrent"

The mean the auto correct feature won't auto correct you to the full word "torrent" of you type in "torren"

Tbh... whatever. If you know what you're looking for, you will still find it... Just spell properly.
    
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Sigh... is it so hard these days to use the correct "Source" instead of "Sauce"?

Children...
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Sigh... is it so hard these days to use the correct "Source" instead of "Sauce"?

Children...
Fixed it. It's against the rules, too.
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Sorry. I didn't knew it is against TOS. It won't happen again.

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Children...
Depends on how you define children. A 23 y. old person?
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Depends on how you define children. A 23 y. old person?
Well none of my "children" are that young. My youngest is 27.
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There goes the entire Google philosophy.
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