Anyone else irritated by google censorship?

It's been this way for a little while but notice how you no longer have the choice to turn off image filtering. Everything is filtered now.

After well over a decade of exclusively using google for 99% of my searches, I now regularly use a different search engine (for images) on the internet. It's amazing. It's like dating other women after being married for long time.

Google was so far ahead of everyone else, there was no way anyone was going to catch up with them unless they they did something stupid.. and they did. Their choice to censor searches (and it's not just images....) doesn't just eliminate pornographic material. It affects a whole range of material.

For those who don't know, use BING for your image searches. It's much better.

Google has been really pissing me off lately.

 

It started when they decided to remove adult content images from their image search unless you type in "porn" with your key words. They quickly put an end to that.

 

Now what they're doing with youtube tryinng to get me to consolidate my various youtube/gmail accounts. Fucking assholes.

Seriously... I can't believe they fucked up that bad. Their image search used to be so good. The first fuck up was that shitty interface overhaul a little while back. And then whitewashing the entire engine..? Just wow. Idiots.

Jack Carter - 


Google has been really pissing me off lately.



 



It started when they decided to remove adult content images from their image search unless you type in "porn" with your key words. They quickly put an end to that.



 



Now what they're doing with youtube tryinng to get me to consolidate my various youtube/gmail accounts. Fucking assholes.


Yep... aggressively too.

I have been downloading and backing up all of my gmail for the past couple of weeks. I am deleting all of my gmail accounts. I knew it was a matter of time before they went the way of microshaft and faceplant. Fuck them.

TryhardNobody - i just google image searched "huge tits" and got a ton of porn. i think your mom blocked you

I think it's time to do your homework, junior. You have a big school week ahead of you.

Jack Carter - 


Google has been really pissing me off lately.



 



It started when they decided to remove adult content images from their image search unless you type in "porn" with your key words. They quickly put an end to that.



 



Now what they're doing with youtube tryinng to get me to consolidate my various youtube/gmail accounts. Fucking assholes.



They've been trying to fuck you in the ass with youtube ever since they bought it.



I used to enjoy watching some youtube channels, but they made it impossible to follow content so i just stopped.



Now every time i'm on they ask me if i want to go by my screen name, or my email name, and considering i've chosen the same option at least 20 times, they could kindly fuck off.

Google stock is up 30% in the last year or so, They want to make their stock holders happy, not you (or me).

Just use someone else, google won't get upset. Companies evolve, one of the things that made block buster successful 2 decades ago was that they didn't have porn in their stores. Families like going there better. Schools and parents use google all the time, and I'm sure that's a much bigger more profitable market than the OG for them.

cruedi - Google stock is up 30% in the last year or so, They want to make their stock holders happy, not you (or me).

Just use someone else, google won't get upset. Companies evolve, one of the things that made block buster successful 2 decades ago was that they didn't have porn in their stores. Families like going there better. Schools and parents use google all the time, and I'm sure that's a much bigger more profitable market than the OG for them.


I already pointed out that it's not just affecting pornographic material. It blocks a whole range of relevant material. They should know better. It violates the principles upon which they claim they are founded.

The YouTube consolidation thing is of concern to me also.

I didn't notice the censorship and still use Google for image searches. If it's being censored, I can only imagine what its leaving out.

Anomandaris - 


Bing fucking sucks



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blekko


I'll check them out.

I remember using Altavista, Lycos, Excite, Infoseek, Metacrawler, etc. before Google existed. When Google arrived it was awesome to have one engine that was better than the rest combined, but that's changing. The market for search engines is opening up again..

Yeah.. the more I look into blekko, the more I will take my chances with bing.

Bucephalus - 
Jack Carter - 


Google has been really pissing me off lately.



 



It started when they decided to remove adult content images from their image search unless you type in "porn" with your key words. They quickly put an end to that.



 



Now what they're doing with youtube tryinng to get me to consolidate my various youtube/gmail accounts. Fucking assholes.


Yep... aggressively too.

I have been downloading and backing up all of my gmail for the past couple of weeks. I am deleting all of my gmail accounts. I knew it was a matter of time before they went the way of microshaft and faceplant. Fuck them.


Where are you moving your mail accounts to?

i have the option to turn it on or off, regardless of being logged in or not. photo posted above. you just have to do an image search of some type to get to the results page.

I use Bing for all searches now, and it's basically Google from three years ago. So... way better. I want to dump Gmail, but Outlook and Yahoo suck a big bag of dicks so I don't really know where to go from there.

Peeixes - 


i have the option to turn it on or off, regardless of being logged in or not. photo posted above. you just have to do an image search of some type to get to the results page.




Obviously you're joking.

The two options now are essentially strict "filter explicit results" and 'moderate'.

There is no such thing as 'disable' anymore.

Google is up there with the most evil corps in the world. They've been censoring images and video of war and police brutality for years. Now they're taking the naked womenz from us.

Just wait until they unvail a targeted political ad system with propaganda custom crafted to your detailed demographic and psychological profile. After a lifetime of reading your email/IM and seach history, they know more about you than you do yourself. The ignorant masses will be putty in the hands of political funding special interests.

I'm about to switch to Gibiru and Hushmail, there is nothing special about google search and email. Fuck the techno-oligarchs.