posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:35 PM
I'm pretty sure the whole point of the article is that Google is making it impossible to turn safesearch off completely, thus blocking certain things
from ever showing up regardless of your settings. So yeah, it's not quite like China's system yet, but it's getting close.
EDIT: I strongly suggest you read the article.
You got it right!
The setting cannot be turned off.
It is set to "Moderate" with an option to set the filter one step higher to show no "Explicit Results" and the standard option to "Lock SafeSearch".
If people cannot see where this is going then i do not understand why they even post on sites like ATS
This has nothing to do with the search of porn via Google.
However, the search term "porn" is the easiest way to look behind the curtain when checking out the capabilities and output of results using a
Search-Engine like Google is.
Google also made it harder now to search for "Similar" pictures.
What was once 1 mouse click away is now pretty well hidden behind an optional menu and has become an clicking adventure of at least 4-5 clicks.
This is rubbish to me!!
I am not sure anymore about what and how much is filtered now.
I am not sure anymore about how i should enter my search terms properly to get the most amount of results.
Yes... i must admit that i got used of all its fine capabilities Google provided me with all these years...
I also must admit that i never could be sure of this Search-Engine as the only way to get all the information available... (maybe checking out
Still Google is the only one which is spitting out the largest amount of results for any search term.
But... this time they've gone to far!!!!
edit on 29-1-2013 by Snaffers because: (no reason given)