Objectivity of Google search results may be questioned going forward

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by wilburbear, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. This is not good, but what choice do you have? Have you compared googles results to those of other search sites? I've found they're still usually the best. So either others are filtering more, or the others just aren't as good despite not filtering. Either way I still get what I want off google better than any other site I've found. We supposedly have free speech, but you still have to watch how you say things and to who, so it's a censored world out there no matter how you put it. Sad but that's life.
  2. too bad, it is what it is
  3. We all need to kick off the Google habit. This company is evil.
    People hated Microsoft but Google is the real threat.
    They also have questionable business ethics , if you know anything about their paysearch business, you know what I am talking about. It's a blackbox with no transparency. They will end up knowing everything about us.

    With Google you can already stalk people into their homes and know what their house look like .
    I have tracked down college friends, former GF's, researched prospects or neighbours . It's crazy and very serious everybody is gonna be on Google especially with this ridiculous networking trend. People do not realize that they play right into the hands of evil marketers and ill intentioned people.
  4. Holmes


    a collegue pointed out to me that Google has a new functionality in our country - I do not know if it exists (yet) in other countries. For the past year a van from Google has been driving in our country through every street and filming all the houses on both sides.

    Now when you go to Google maps you can "walk the street" in both directions and see the houses on the sides of the streets.

    Nice to stake out the place to see if it is worthwhile for crims to pay that place a visit and armed with this knowledge and the top view you get a good idea of how to get in and out without being observed.

    Not good, George Orwell's 1984 is becoming reality. :mad: ( add to this mix the facial recognition software in certain places to pick up known criminals and terrorists, the CTV in the streets....)

  5. cstfx


  6. W4rl0ck


    WARNING: This website trys to download a virus/worm.

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    Last update - 13:14 14/12/2008

    Anti-Defamation League joins YouTube to fight online hate

    By Haaretz Service

    Tags: ADL, Internet, YouTube

    The widely popular video sharing website YouTube has reached out to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for its expertise in dealing with hate on the Internet.

    As a result of this partnership, the League is now a contributor to YouTube's newly launched Abuse & Safety Center, where users are empowered to identify and confront hate, and to report abuses.

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    he YouTube Abuse & Safety Center features information and links to resources
    developed by ADL to help Internet users respond to and report offensive material and extremist content that violates YouTube?s Community Guidelines on hate speech.

    "YouTube is an incredible tool for sharing videos and giving individuals an opportunity to broadcast themselves, but like other social networking sites it can be abused or used for sinister and dangerous purposes," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "There are those who may try to exploit the technology to spread racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of hate."

    "We commend YouTube for their efforts to provide users with access to important information from those with expertise, such as ADL and others, on how to effectively respond to hate on the Internet and to report abuses," Foxman said.

    "Obviously, the industry has a vested interest in providing a safe online experience for the community of users, but they cannot go it alone. Maintaining a prejudice-free zone on the Internet means constant vigilance on the part of everyone. Parents, educators, industry, government and nonprofit watchdogs must work together. The bigots can only be sidelined if people of good will are actively reporting abuses, so that the Internet service providers can take action," the ADL chief added.

    Since the launch of the Internet, ADL has played a leading role in working to combat hate on the World Wide Web through education and advocacy. The League monitors extremism and hate on the Internet and works with major service providers, including Google, to identify and respond to offensive content.

    Last year, the League launched a major initiative to counteract cyberbullying by providing access to educational resources and information to parents, teachers, students and caregivers. ADL also serves as the U.S. representative to the International Network Against Cyber-Hate (INACH). More information is available on the League?s web site at www.adl.org/Internet.

    The YouTube Abuse & Safety Center was unveiled on December 11 at the annual conference of the Family Online Safety Institute in Washington D.C. and can be found at http://help.youtube.com/support/youtube/bin/request.py?contact_type=abuse. A link to the Center is also available at the bottom of every YouTube page.

    The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world?s leading organization in fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

  7. bdiego


    It's true. That said, Google has been getting worse year by year for the last five years. Part of this isn't their fault - web sites are exploiting the Google engine and Google's response to it causes a lot of innocent casualties in accuracy.

    Same dilemma Apple has with Mac OS. Since they're just a small part of the market share, it's a lot less likely for your Macbook to get a virus simply because virus writers don't make the effort and it's harder to spread. But if Mac ever became the dominant player, you'd see a shift in that.
    #10     Dec 15, 2008