Google Cleaning Up Blogger By Banning Porn

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Nice! I'm with Google. I think if people want porn it should be paid for and taxed heavily. Wouldn't it be great if the internet had a porn mode that opened that stuff up for an extra $30 a month or so? I'm all for this stuff. I've seen this stuff trash people's lives.
 

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Porn is an integral part of the internet and I feel like there is really no good reason to push it to the edges of obscurity. Sure there are quite a few bad cases in the production of porn but overall I feel like trying to hide it only makes that worse.

I hate it when morals are forced upon everyone because some people think like that or who fear people who are scared of porn when they are not fapping themselves.
 

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That's extremely hypocritical considering Google is the #1 tool when it comes to finding porn and Google Images is just, like, full of the stuff. There's a warning when entering NSFW blogs anyway, so I don't see the problem.
 
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"Nice! I'm with Google. I think if people want porn it should be paid for and taxed heavily. Wouldn't it be great if the internet had a porn mode that opened that stuff up for an extra $30 a month or so? I'm all for this stuff. I've seen this stuff trash people's lives."

Sure. Let's not have pointed scissors either, because some so called adults aren't smart enough to not run with them..
 

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@ethanolson
"Nice! I'm with Google. I think if people want porn it should be paid for and taxed heavily. Wouldn't it be great if the internet had a porn mode that opened that stuff up for an extra $30 a month or so? I'm all for this stuff. I've seen this stuff trash people's lives."

You are getting late for your flight to North Korea.
Let people decide for themselves if porn is good or not.
 

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That's extremely hypocritical considering Google is the #1 tool when it comes to finding porn and Google Images is just, like, full of the stuff. There's a warning when entering NSFW blogs anyway, so I don't see the problem.
bing is easily the best when it comes to unfiltered internet searches anymore.

i only use google when i want to find something that is safe for work, google nurtured its porn finding capabilities a long time ago and has never been the same sense. hell, there are some terms (just searched, apparently its fixed but for me the damage is already done) that only had a pornographic definition but you couldn't get one image in the search.

im a god damn adult and if i want to search for something i don't want to be treated like a 3 year old. google use to have a "yes, you are an adult" setting but they got rid of that.
 
It seems like banning it is a bit oppressive. I've always viewed the internet as a place that's full of free thought, speech, expression etc no matter what it is. Also as an adult medium, not a padded child safe playground as a place for non attentive parents to drop their kids off. If people don't wish to see porn or cnn or anything religious they don't have to. They can exclude it, block it etc. It becomes uncomfortable when those in positions of control/power start making the decisions for us.

Google is so worried about blogger having porn yet just last summer I was working on a furniture project involving wood joinery. Using google's trusty advanced reverse image search using a photo of wood joints it turned up plenty of results - 95% of which were bare breasts. Nice job google. Maybe they should check their own issues before being concerned with others.
 

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I found out about this from a rant someone posted to their Deviantart account. It will be interesting to see how many people they piss off by pulling blogs that accidentally get labelled as violating the new TOS. Conversely you can be sure that some blogs that are in violation won't get pulled.
 

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I found out about this from a rant someone posted to their Deviantart account. It will be interesting to see how many people they piss off by pulling blogs that accidentally get labelled as violating the new TOS. Conversely you can be sure that some blogs that are in violation won't get pulled.
 

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It seems like banning it is a bit oppressive. I've always viewed the internet as a place that's full of free thought, speech, expression etc no matter what it is. Also as an adult medium, not a padded child safe playground as a place for non attentive parents to drop their kids off. If people don't wish to see porn or cnn or anything religious they don't have to. They can exclude it, block it etc. It becomes uncomfortable when those in positions of control/power start making the decisions for us.

Google is so worried about blogger having porn yet just last summer I was working on a furniture project involving wood joinery. Using google's trusty advanced reverse image search using a photo of wood joints it turned up plenty of results - 95% of which were bare breasts. Nice job google. Maybe they should check their own issues before being concerned with others.
Google is not the Internet. It's one company and if porn isn't their business, you can't make them host it. There are more than enough sites that do that so no big issue there. As for the search results, again these are pictures that show up on Google but are not hosted by them. It's by no means censorship or oppresion. It's a private company enforcing it's own policies on their own site.


I found out about this from a rant someone posted to their Deviantart account. It will be interesting to see how many people they piss off by pulling blogs that accidentally get labelled as violating the new TOS. Conversely you can be sure that some blogs that are in violation won't get pulled.
That's the only problem that might arise. Images that are, for example, artistic nudes going down. That will be a technical issue that Google will have to look into.
 
No you're right, google isn't the internet (though they think they are). The content they're censoring isn't theirs, it's simply a collection of other people's. All they're providing is the platform, the blogs aren't much different than any other medium consisting of content created/provided by others. My point is, they control blogger and claim to be against porn. They also own the search engine which is fact responsible for the searches and proprietary algorithms used to identify and return results that did return pornographic content to a g rated photo as 'similar'. Who else is in charge of google search and their specific algorithms? Obviously they're not too concerned with it. That was the point I was making. One segment under google control is flipping out over porn while another segment of google is turning up porn as a 'similar' image to wooden joinery. I just found it amusing.
 

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I doubt very much this has to do with shoving morals down anyone's throat. There's two reasons that hosting services ban porn: 1. liability (like CelebGate or other celebrity photo leaks); and 2. bandwidth.

So someone at Google probably did the math and realised they could double the free space offered to users if they removed all the porn currently hosted on Blogger and gave it to Drive/Gmail/Google+ Photos.

And everyone will openly rejoice about all the free space they're getting, and they will publicly mock Google's competitors. But no one is going to complain publicly about loosing a bit of free porn!
 
I don't think the internet is ever at a loss for porn lmao. To be honest until this article I didn't even know it was an issue. Never occurred to me there would be porn on blogger in the first place. Then again until I saw the familiar logo, I wasn't even aware blogger was still a thing. Thought it had died off like myspace, egroups etc.
 
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