Google adds more sites to Autocomplete blacklist

By Matthew · 11 replies
Nov 24, 2011
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  1. Earlier this year, Google quietly began blocking filesharing-related search terms from certain features. Queries such as "BitTorrent," "RapidShare," and "Megaupload" still produced valid results if you completed a full search,…

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  2. At both and, the string "pi" autocompletes to four matches, the first is "pirate bay"... so censoring "the pirate bay" is not the most affective censorship.
  3. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    Google is still trying to control the flow, regardless of how poorly implemented it is. Glad I use SW iron..
  4. Time to use a different search engine.
  5. Don't worry, when Google fails to find what you search for just use another search engine.
  6. "Don't worry, when Google fails to find what you search for just use another search engine."
    Such as? Until now Google was the one returning results people want
  7. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Such as, (search.)Yahoo(.com), bing(.com).

    ........ Changing Search Engine in 3, 2, 1 ..........
    ........ Search Engine Change Complete (Yahoo)........
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,982   +2,527

    You know, I was really ambivalent about having them type for me in the first place.

    I say, "athlete's foot" to Google........! :haha:
  9. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    +1 CC

    Or you could be held 'hostage' to their evil desires.
  10. The fact that every letter of the alphabet typed into google's autocomplete almost always returns the name of a company makes it clear as to what it's really all about anyway.
  11. jarulezz

    jarulezz TS Enthusiast Posts: 48

    they are just trying to earn more money, which is the business' objective... fair enough
    but doing it at the public's cost will make google less popular

    im guessing, soon there will be a new search engine that started out like google, but it will never reach the scale of google.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,982   +2,527

    Seems like a paradox anyway. You search on Google for pirated material, and you wind up getting a s*** load of ads, and the Google redirect virus. Screw the endless ethical argument. It's enough to make you want to buy software, rent DVDs and change your search engine. On DVD you bypass the ads by hitting, "menu".

    On the other hand, Adobe software comes with adware preinstalled, they call it "adobeupdater.exe"....! Then there's the tracking software, "FNPlicensingservice.exe"

    Brings to mind the wisdom of Bob Dylan, "There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief". Sorry to report, there isn't

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