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Thanks to Google, the Internet’s Suddenly Not Quite as Much About Porn

Google has added a new filter to their image search to make it harder to find porn, thus defeating the purpose of Google image search and the Internet as a whole. They insist this isn’t a censorship measure, but rather a move to make sure users find “exactly what they’re looking for.” Are people using Google image search for something other than porn? Huh, I’ll be damned.

We’re kidding. Everyone knows looking for porn in Google images is a bush league move, but Google isn’t removing any adult content, just making it a bit more of a chore to get to. Google explains it like this: “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 porn is still there. You just have to try a little harder to get it. Google wants to make you work for it.

This will actually just make it a lot easier to find real images of things that could be considered a double entendre, especially at work. It will be nice to be able to look for pictures of jugs and actually find pictures of jugs for a change. Maybe I’ll go give that a shot… nope. Looks like Google hasn’t quite mastered this filtering business just yet. Probably best not to search for the word “jugs” at work just yet.

(via CNET)

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