It will be harder to find porn via Google from now on

'If you use a search engine to find things on the Internet, such as Google, you most likely have seen your share of online pictures and images that some might consider to be pornographic, whether you were actively searching for those images or not. Now it appears Google has decided to make some changes that, in theory, will make it harder for that kind of content to come up in a search on its site.

Forums and message boards such as Reddit were filled with posts by users earlier today who were having problems finding porno images via Google Image Search, even with the service's SafeSearch settings turned off. Some people accused Google of censorship.

CNet.com received a message from a Google rep which tried to explain the change:

We are not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for -- but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them. We use algorithms to select the most relevant results for a given query. If you're looking for adult content, you can find it without having to change the default setting -- you just may need to be more explicit in your query if your search terms are potentially ambiguous. The image search settings now work the same way as in Web search.

In other words, if you really want to find a particular pornographic picture, you have to be more specific from now on, rather than getting the result by typing in a more general search string on Google. We suspect that the people who really, really want to find porn will be able to get what they want without a whole lot of extra trouble.

Source: CNet.com | Image via Google

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I'm just going to insert a "LoL" here as I imagine folks typing in long strings of text describing what they would like to see. ^^

Oh thank Googleness! Well, now my 11 year old daughter doesn't have to worry about embarrassing her self in front of her friends when she types the word "ebony!" Well..hmm..! There's still an image or two that come up on my non-censored PC and quite a bit of skin with minor parts hidden, though! I hope this doesn't pop up on public PCs...

No actually what they need to find a way is to abolish -- is the -- Key word stealing websites... nothing makes me more mad when i say I search for something only to find that it is listed on a page with nothing but words and no real information. However you go to find something for a College course which is information provided by a STATE agency and it says I need to turn off a filter that I can't even turn off to find out. I mean these are numbers...

This would be for example -- You wanted to compare the number of Operating systems and Google telling you that I won't divulge that information. Where it says that information is Classified.

I mean this is an annual report by a .GOV site that usually comes in a PDF with other statistical data.

The report is called...

Rape Crisis Management Report - Which lists -- Number of reported Rapes by age and how many are being treated by State agencies. That the US Government requires them to compile and make available to everyone on their state site.

THIS IS STATISTICAL DATA
I mean come on Google-- I am not looking for Dirty pictures for crying out loud.


NOW BEFORE SOMEONE SAYS-- GO TO THE STATE SITE AND SEARCH-----

The state site search is made possible by GOOGLE.

Which comes up with that popup.

I just tried and they have removed it-- This must be after I emailed them 5 times. It was actually when i went to images to view the chart that it gave me the error about needing to remove the filter... They have since fixed it.... I used the report an issue on the state of NC site.

It is a really good step to maintain a healthy environment over the internet. There should also be something like this in Android Market ,which shows almost any type of App without any filters.

Sounds good i often search for album covers for mp3 and see some seriously unrelated crap so anything that would make searches more accurate i think.
Hopefully they will try hard to give keyword results and not what they think we want results.

I was mad recently when i was trying to find the leaked nude pics of the girl from GHI (not the hottie Chris) sadly i found no pics at all !
even though others were saying that is what they did etc.

A while back I had my ex girlfriend ask me why i was looking at porn and i told her i was just doing an image search and showed her my keywords (nothing porn related) and she said well why are you looking at them and i was like well jeez there already there i might as well have a look then lol
(she does not approve of porn and refuses to watch any of it not even pics)
Should we even consider nude pictures porn ?

I can only say that this could be a good thing as recently when searching for "brocade rfs4000" I was surprised with some of the image results

Yes but for me that is an issue-- I am in College -- I went to search for the following: Rape Crisis Management Case History for a report on Sexual Abuse and Google Search came up something telling me that I needed to turn the safe search off... alas I could not turn it off... So from now I am having to either BING or YAHOO. Now mind you This information is statistical data with Ages Of Reported rapes and when they were treated by State Agencies. Nothing SEXUAL or ADULT or IMAGES. This is statistical data only on the ages of reported rape cases and how many cases were treated by State agencies... NOTHING "PORN" and GOOGLE Now finds it offensive ....

Edited by redvamp128, Dec 13 2012, 4:20am :

be careful
your probably on an FBI watch list already lol

They never go straight to your door either they collect evidence for years and then unleash hell etc.
I remember when Pet Townshend of the band "The Who" was paraded on tv in cuffs when they arrested him for child porn on his pc.

I won't go near any keyword related to that or the stuff you mentioned..
notice i avoided repeating the words you posted ? lol
So no i wouldn't search for anything like that never mind consider it being on my PC.

I am Not PCyr said,
be careful
your probably on an FBI watch list already lol

They never go straight to your door either they collect evidence for years and then unleash hell etc.
I remember when Pet Townshend of the band "The Who" was paraded on tv in cuffs when they arrested him for child porn on his pc.

I won't go near any keyword related to that or the stuff you mentioned..
notice i avoided repeating the words you posted ? lol
So no i wouldn't search for anything like that never mind consider it being on my PC.


Problem is this a phsycology class on human sexual behavior... where the weekly assignmernt is to list the number of reported rapes by age and how many get treatment ..... statistical data provided by anual state rfeports on a .gov site...but now google can not find it. So you aRe saying those .gov sites are not accessable

That and this is what the report that is made by the state government is calledd. The annual rape crisis managment report. Now I can see if I was looking for pictures but a report required from every state. On a .gov site

That and this is what the report that is made by the state government is calledd. The annual rape crisis managment report. Now I can see if I was looking for pictures but a report required from every state. On a .gov site

Outrageous . wtf now I have to be more specific as in actually define the word vag in order to get the proper innie/outie ... damn you skynet ... --

I always use Bing for Porn, seems to show better results, and more nudie pictures and porn vids.
I just use Google for general searches and Torrent searches.

Just checked and googling "Cortana" with safe search off is slightly safer now, by slightly I mean that now there isn't a picture of her with a peenor

Edit, there actually is, it's just not as bad.

ThunderBuddy said,
Just checked and googling "Cortana" with safe search off is slightly safer now, by slightly I mean that now there isn't a picture of her with a peenor

Edit, there actually is, it's just not as bad.

I couldn't find that

I approve. My favorite show is Girlfriends and upon typing that I was greeted with tons of naked pictures and gonzo porn. Would be nice to get uncensored results that are actually relevant.

Just typed one "word" into image search.... eh voilà ! It was a rather offensive word , but had the desired result. lol

I'm actually quite happy about it. There have been times where I've searched for things such as banana and its come back with porn. OK so that is kind of acceptable if your mind is in the gutter already but for kids its not.. and then more random searches I've had porn results for keyboards such as radiators, doors, wooden flooring etc.
I've often been left wondering why the image was returned.

Edited by sagum, Dec 13 2012, 2:59am :