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Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post
I use piratebay all the time but that was a nice (wrong) assumption on your part.
Ok so since you download stuff illegally you shouldn't be allowed to use the internet any more because of the possibility you may use it for illegal activities. I hear by revoke you interwebs license because you can use it to get information that you shouldn't be able to obtain.

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There may by legit reason to use it but the vast majority of what it is actually used for is illegal so to say that it should be ok because in theory it can be used legally is simply to ignore the reality of the situation and there is no intelligence in that.
There is a legitimate reason for driving, but a lot of people drive under the influence of alcohol/drugs, does that mean everyone should be banned from driving because of a small group of people's lack of responsibility. I think not.

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I see a far bigger problem with condemning a tool because of what it can do than with going after individuals that use it illicitly, even if they are a significant portion of it's users.

If but one single person in a billion uses torrents for legitimate reasons, that should be more than enough, in my opinion.

I'll not damn the innocent along with the guilty, regardless of how imbalanced the ratio is one way or another.



I have the same problems with them censoring any of those terms.

I never said my freedoms were being hindered, just that Google was guilty of a level of censorship I do not agree with.

Google is free to do as they like, doesn't mean they aren't hypocritical scum.
Blameless, I couldn't put it any better myself, bravo.
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I don't even use google for torrent searches.
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I don't even use google for torrent searches.

Google:
filetype: torrent (insert name of program)

OMG!!!! Google is now a torrent search engine... time for them to censor themselves because people can use it to find illegal torrents.
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Yeah but privacy nutjobs will see this as the 7th sign of the coming 2013 privacy apocalypse.
Haha indeed
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I avoid Google as much as I can. Their slogan itself 'don't be evil' is quite scary in itself, but what's even worse is people accuse Microsoft of being evil and ignore Google's own drive for profits. They will do whatever it takes to make money, their return to China is proof of this and they will betray dissidents if they can profit from it.
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I noticed this a while back, I wondered what was going on.

Sad to to hear this :/
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Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
Google is just doing it to make people happy so they will stop bugging them. Just about everyone who wants to use a torrent app or people who want to find a torrent already know where to go to get them.
This^

+ Magnets (A Better Solution altogether)

+ Yahoo

+ Multiple Other Sites which point at or post links to torrents or magnets, which cannot be sensored by Google..

+ Proxy Server

+ Emule

+ a host of other solutions / workarounds?


Pointless?
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Most of the opinions here are one sided ignorant opinions. No logic .. just whaaa whaa whaa google is stealing our freedoms! You guys are just ignorant. No ability to see the big picture.
    
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Most of the opinions here are one sided ignorant opinions. No logic .. just whaaa whaa whaa google is stealing our freedoms! You guys are just ignorant. No ability to see the big picture.
I'm just trying to point out that just because something has a function that COULD do something that's "illegal" or "offensive" to some people does not mean it should be restricted.

It's so frustrating to see examples of just asinine responses to events. For example, some kid is playing with fire crackers, he lights one and holds it in his hand... It blows up, his hand gets scorched or blown off, and the response to this event is...BAN ALL FIRE CRACKERS FOR EVERYONE. This makes no sense what so ever. Just because some people cannot be responsible doesn't make it ok to restrict everyone else.

Positivity through responsibility would make a much more enjoyable place to live.
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