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Originally posted by CaptainAbstract
reply to post by primus2012
That's the worst thing about all monopolies: they do something the best, then they prosper to the point when they are just able to buy or impede any other company that outperforms them.
Or more likely their success is due to initially being funded by someone else, buying off everything useful to them and then, of course, doing something better than anyone. In case of google, their sponsors are well known three letter agencies.edit on 29-1-2013 by CaptainAbstract because: (no reason given)
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.
Originally posted by primus2012
For now, Google is the best search engine. Try a few complex searches on Google, Bing, and "insert your so-called safe alternative search engine", and compare the success/fails. Google wins.