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Google begins censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and other Big Media profanity

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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Their product is not exactly working as implied if it's blocking things from their users' view or making decisions for them. Savvy users may be aware, many are not. Sorry. Guess we have to agree to disagree here.


I don't believe that they've ever implied that the feature either blocks or doesn't block search terms.

People have got to stop complaining when popular websites such as google, FaceBook and YouTube make changes to their policies or T&Cs, as they are only websites, and they have absolutely no obligation to confirm to any idealistic standards that some people apparently want to hold them to.




posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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exactly brother, check this out:


ISP's have resolved to restrict the Internet to a TV-like subscription model where users will be forced to pay to visit selected corporate websites by 2012, while others will be blocked, according to a leaked report. Despite some people dismissing the story as a hoax, the wider plan to kill the traditional Internet and replace it with a regulated and controlled Internet 2 is manifestly provable


www.prisonplanet.com...



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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this won't work, you can't regulate the internet

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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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can someone list other search engines they like and use

Thanks



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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Completely bypass the online search services and use DEVONagent. It gives you a much better set of search algorithms and it resides on your own computer. I have it and should probably start using it more. Using Google has become such a reflexive action that it's hard to break.

Just a thought.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:21 PM
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I like the search engine ''Bing'' it has extra's too real nice
Been using awhile and it does great and I like the giving everyone a chance and bing does a good job it don't have 1000's of pages after the fact but how many do you look at before you find your answer?My answer is always on the first or second page.


edit on 27-1-2011 by Highergrounds because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:22 PM
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Hehe, it's a game of wack the gator!

Hotfile isn't on the list. Doh!
Gator got away!



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by Neopan100
can someone list other search engines they like and use

Thanks


Search engines aren't exactly the best thing to use.

You need to find a closed website that requires a membership (free).

That's where the goods are at.

Shhhh though, it's a secret.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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The MPAA and RIAA Should Know that censoring BitTorrent, torrent, utorrent, RapidShare and Megaupload from its instant and autocomplete services.

Wont Bring back the customers to the entertainment industries, people are still losing jobs thus have no time to watch Hollywood junk films.


People are more worried about paying the debts and taxes rather then buying some movies, there should be some action taken agaisnt MPAA and RIAA.


I still use yahoo Yahoo hasn't banned these searches.


edit on 27-1-2011 by Agent_USA_Supporter because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Part of me hopes they carry on, as they're too big for their own boots now. They're starting to act a bit like they're the God of the internet, and soon someone else will just start a better search engine off, just like Google did when they started out.

They're already too bloated by the looks of it, and it should soon be time to move on to whatever new search engine is made that's good enough. Don't get too comfy on your perch, Google.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 07:57 PM
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Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Don't use Google?


Thank you.

There are other search engines. Don't like Google's policies? Use another one. Simple.


Exactly, I find this hilarious to be honest... It's as if people will run to the hills and wave their arms if google didn't exist. Or youtube.

It's almost like that episode of South Park where the internet broke, and entire cities went into post apocalyptic situations, with no internet, they had no way to get news, or porn or msn messenger... panic stricken families headed to silicon valley coz 'they heard there is internet out there...' but when they got there, they were herded into refugee camps and only allowed 30 seconds internet a day...

It's GOOGLE guys, not the internet. Google is NOT the internet. It's a search engine that has grown far too big for it's own good.

"Oh My god, Google censored something!!!!!! The end of the internet as we know it is at hand, wail wail wail"

I could care less what google does to be honest, I've blocked it's ad servers completely, I rarely use it these days also as it's a pathetic marketing tool now as opposed to a search engine, and strangely the internet still exists..

It's like your favourite tv channel cancelling your favourite tv show, it's not the end of television.

lol



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes

Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Sure. It's not going further than what you state. Yet. And molehill or not, it will impact a good bit of traffic to these sites. It's not a good precedent.


There is absolutely no indication that it will go further than that.

The fact that it will impact traffic to these sites is entirely the point, I would think. While the programs themselves aren't illegal, sites such as BitTorrent facilitate illegal downloading of copyrighted and illegal material.


Sites like BitTorrent eh? Explain how this website at www.bittorrent.com... facilitates the illegal downloading of copyrighted and illegal material?

It hosts a piece of software that utilises a very efficient method of file transfer.

Unless you are suggesting that the software alone facilitates the above crime, then so does http:// www.microsoft.com - and worse, you have to pay through the nose for that software.




posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes

Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Their product is not exactly working as implied if it's blocking things from their users' view or making decisions for them. Savvy users may be aware, many are not. Sorry. Guess we have to agree to disagree here.


I don't believe that they've ever implied that the feature either blocks or doesn't block search terms.

People have got to stop complaining when popular websites such as google, FaceBook and YouTube make changes to their policies or T&Cs, as they are only websites, and they have absolutely no obligation to confirm to any idealistic standards that some people apparently want to hold them to.



Spot on! People are all too often outraged that a private company can do what they wish with their own websites. And I cannot understand it.

If people complain about youtube or google changing, they then need to reconsider how reliant they are on these mostly useless entities.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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Well, it's like all big websites do the same thing.
They always cater to big corporate entities.

And funny enough, this goes against the wishes of most people.

However, boycotting is the only real solution.

And if people do not boycott, well than, nothing will change.

This is a basic fact of supply and demand.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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um?
I can still get all that on Google in england!
I have seen posts like this before.
and I can always get the stuff on the Internet.
???



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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My mistake. I was thinking of the sites that actually host the torrents when I made my comment.

Either way, everybody knows that the vast majority of people who download BitTorrent are doing so to download illegal and copyrighted material.

Therefore, that will be why google are blocking it in their suggestion box, as the latest terms being mentioned in the OP, that are being blocked, are related to the illegal downloading of material.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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I've been dnloading from peer to peer before napster was around! For all I care they can limit people from dnloading, block everything, and I'll still get my stuff! Anyone ever been to a LAN? We started Lan parties with games.....c-strike. These lan parties quickly became the FILE Sharing hub. Everyone would dnload stuff off the internet, slowly mind you as internet was stupid slow back then. At the lan there where 4 of us.....me included.....Who stored and backed up every single movie/song/book/program/hack/and information that we could get. Hell when 200 gig hard drives came out we where all happier than pigs in crap. I bought 6 of them and had over a Terabyte. I owned 3 computers. 1 became our server, and my gaming rig also hosted files. Imagine a weekend every month of nothing but gaming and sharing. It was AWESOME! You meet new friends, drink some beers, and pirate the hell out of everything. we even had insiders supplying us with hacked copies of games before they where available in the stores.......by over a month! When Windows xp came out, over 150 people copied and messed with the program FOR FREE 2 weeks before it dropped in the stores!
Sadly once the internet gained speed, and MMO's became all the rage no one had a need for Lan Parties anymore and we had to close our doors. So I for one WELCOME them to slow down the internet/ make it harder for people to get what they get all the time! Then we can just start Lanning again and having group fun!



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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Originally posted by Pervius
I liked the internet better when Search engines pulled up peoples personal pages.

Search engines are all commercialized now only showing parts of the internet that give them money.


That's not true. Most people who rank high are not paying Google, they're simply doing alot of SEO and getting alot of traffic, which becomes circular and keeps them ranked well.

The reason personal websites fail to make a dent is because the average joe doesn't know how to rank well.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Don't use Google? It's become a virtually worthless POS anyway. They not only censor but send you to places that have nothing to do with your search argument. And who knows what else.

Oh and start saving the actual IP addresses of the places you frequent so that you can get there if they block domain names (I think I got all that terminology right).

See what happens when they make it "easy" for you?
edit on 1/27/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)


If Google doesn't bring up correct results try putting your search in quotation marks. That brings back the exact result, word for word.

The problem with searching normally is if you search for "the google conspiracy", those 3 words could be sentences apart. If you search in quotation marks, Google will only return results that have your sentence in that order, with all 3 words running along side each other.

Google doesn't send you anywhere, you decide which result is appropriate. It's impossible for Google to return the information or website you want everytime. It couldn't happen, ever.

But this sucks hard. But should come as no surprise, afterall Google ruined Youtube with their copyright nonsense after buying out.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by badw0lf

Originally posted by traditionaldrummer

Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Don't use Google?


Thank you.

There are other search engines. Don't like Google's policies? Use another one. Simple.


Exactly, I find this hilarious to be honest... It's as if people will run to the hills and wave their arms if google didn't exist. Or youtube.

It's almost like that episode of South Park where the internet broke, and entire cities went into post apocalyptic situations, with no internet, they had no way to get news, or porn or msn messenger... panic stricken families headed to silicon valley coz 'they heard there is internet out there...' but when they got there, they were herded into refugee camps and only allowed 30 seconds internet a day...

It's GOOGLE guys, not the internet. Google is NOT the internet. It's a search engine that has grown far too big for it's own good.

"Oh My god, Google censored something!!!!!! The end of the internet as we know it is at hand, wail wail wail"

I could care less what google does to be honest, I've blocked it's ad servers completely, I rarely use it these days also as it's a pathetic marketing tool now as opposed to a search engine, and strangely the internet still exists..

It's like your favourite tv channel cancelling your favourite tv show, it's not the end of television.

lol


I think you're missing some legit worries. If the big search engines go down this road, there is nothing to suggest the independent search engines would be able to function as they do now, legally. Independent search engines could become subject to legal action. Historically the big search engines have refused to bow to demands, so the rest haven't needed to worry.

We already see something like that with search engines vs ordinary websites. Where search engines have legal right to list copyrighted material in their results. Where as autopilot websites get in alot of bother for auto pulling the same links to external copyright material.



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