Google Makes It More Difficult To Stumble Across Pornography
5 months ago
Image search algorithm gets tweaked.
Good news for people getting embarrassed at work because of Google Images.
The search engine has announced they have tweaked their algorithm to make it more difficult for explicit images to pass through.
A Google representative tells CNET:
"We are not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for -- but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them. We use algorithms to select the most relevant results for a given query. If you're looking for adult content, you can find it without having to change the default setting -- you just may need to be more explicit in your query if your search terms are potentially ambiguous. The image search settings now work the same way as in Web search."
Do you think this is a helpful service, or censorship?