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Windows 7: What's the best alternative to Google now that they're censoring?

20 Jan 2013   #1
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
What's the best alternative to Google now that they're censoring?

What's the best alternative to Google now that they're censoring? Now that they're censoring I'm not getting the same results that I would with Images. No I'm not looking for porn. And now I don't even have the option to turn it off (safe search).

For example when I search for WWII images now it's all watered down removing anything that people might find offensive, and worse I can't turn the off the safe search option. I want to see everything available when I search for 'Operation Barbarrosa'? The same images that would come up a couple months ago have disappeared forever, or at least are not accessible.

This is really disappointing, is their anything equal to or similar to what Google use to have? Bing? Yahoo!?
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20 Jan 2013   #2
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I've had the same difficulties with censoring images that are "offensive" to most people. I use to use Google for everything, now I've switched over completely to Yahoo!. I just like it more than Bing or Ask.com. In second though, would be AOL. At my school, for some strange reason, Yahoo! is blocked, so I use AOL, since it isn't for some reason.
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20 Jan 2013   #3
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I guess I'll just have to try other alternatives and see which one I like best. It really is disappointing though. Initially when I heard the news I thought it was just referring to porn, but when I did a Google Image search for WWII battles and wars I noticed that it was incredibly watered down compared to what it use to be.
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20 Jan 2013   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I've been using Bing for the past couple of years. I set it as the default in IE8 but I can also use Google in the search bar by using the drop down. But I hardly do. Here's a liink to Search Providers. Apparently, there's 132 available but it looks like most are context specific for the provider. Still, there's a lot of choices. Or you can use the search bar drop down and select "Find More Providers".
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21 Jan 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I just used Firefox Google for Operation Barbarrosa and I don't notice anything water down. Can you give us a particular website you are having problems with. I'm a history lover and I surly don't want anybody messing with history. WWII being one of may favorites.
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21 Jan 2013   #6
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

I use this quite a bit.

https://duckduckgo.com/
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21 Jan 2013   #7
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
I use this quite a bit.

https://duckduckgo.com/
Hmm... bookmarked. I'll check it out a bit later.
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21 Jan 2013   #8
indianacarnie

 

I use that one(DuckDuckGo) and Bing, with yahoo thrown in the mix too."Barbarossa" was indeed a moment when the world held its breath.
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21 Jan 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

To get a better understanding of Barbarossa read about the battle of Stalingrad. Their are many authors.
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27 Jan 2013   #10
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I got fed up with Google some time back and settled on Startpage for a search engine - less advertising - but since it uses Google I might have to look elsewhere now. From Wiki -

As of December 12, 2012, Google now 'censors' explicit content from image searches. The changes to SafeSearch now remove the "on", "moderate" and "off" settings, and instead offer the option to "filter explicit content," which will remove any such content identified as such, regardless of how specific the searches are. They have now left the public with the options to "Turn off Safe Search and have searches censored" or "Turn on Safe Search and have everything censored." Previous options – No filtering, Moderate and Strict – is not available anymore. The two new options, Safe Search On and Safe Search Off, is now equivalent to the previous options of Moderate and Strict filtering. The option of No filtering, is not available anymore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_be_evil

Seems they have finally got a conscience for perhaps being the easiest avenue for disseminating porn and illegal images for over a decade. I wonder how it will affect people's useage of Google?

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