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Re: [ga] Google's SafeSearch is overzealous, blocks innocuous domains

  • To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, nainil.c@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: [ga] Google's SafeSearch is overzealous, blocks innocuous domains
  • From: nainil@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 24 Apr 2004 00:00:58 -0000
  • Reply-to: nainil@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  <p><font face="Arial" color="#0000ff" size="2">Hi,</font></div>
  <font face="Arial" color="#0000ff" size="2">I would like to mention that I 
  fould the following article on </font>
  <font face="Arial" color="#0000ff" size="2">
  <a href="http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4816549/";>http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4816549/</a></font></div>
  <font face="Arial" color="#0000ff" size="2">It addresses the same issue.</font></div>
  <font face="Arial" color="#0000ff" size="2">Google's SafeSearch flaws are more 
  than academic -- they can have serious consequences for innocent Web site 
  operators blocked out by them. Google is the most widely used search engine on 
  the Web, and failure to appear in its listings can have a direct impact on 
  sales for some companies, particularly smaller enterprises with limited 
  marketing budgets.
  <p class="textBodyBlack">Research company WebSideStory reported last month 
  that Google claimed an all-time high in search referrals, 41 percent of the 
  United States total, and the search giant's market share is steadily 
  expanding. </p>
  <p class="textBodyBlack">&quot;Traffic from Google can make or break a business,&quot; 
  said Maria Medina, whose family-run clothing business at 
  ALittleGirlsBoutique.com doesn't pass the SafeSearch censor. &quot;Here I am, a mom 
  of four children, creating an at-home business that sells little girl dresses 
  and accessories, in order to spend more time with my children, and I have been 
  filtered out as not being family friendly. Ridiculous.&quot; </p>
  <p class="textBodyBlack">David Drummond, Google's vice president for business 
  development, said that at the time of its development, SafeSearch was designed 
  to be overly cautious. &quot;The thinking was that SafeSearch was an opt-in 
  feature,&quot; Drummond said. &quot;People who turn it on care a lot more about 
  something sneaking through than they do about something getting filtered out.&quot;
  <p class="textBodyBlack"></font><font size="2">
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  -----Original Message-----<br>
  From: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [<a href="mailto:owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx";>mailto:owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx</a>] 
  On Behalf Of Jeff Williams<br>
  Sent: Friday, April 23, 2004 9:00 PM<br>
  To: General Assembly of the DNSO<br>
  Subject: [ga] Google's SafeSearch is overzealous, blocks innocuous domains<br>
  All former DNSO GA members or other interested stakeholders/users,<br>
  &nbsp; Seems Google has gone over the edge.&nbsp; More disgusting Censorship... Maybe 
  there is to much sex in Vietnam and to many girls advertising<br>
  their wares...&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; So much for Marketing is education and/or<br>
  education is marketing...&nbsp; No more liberal sex education for Safe Searchers on 
  Google, and seems all &quot;Girls&quot; are now &quot;innocuous&quot; if the term or string 
  &quot;Girls&quot; appears in a domain name and google is your chosen &quot;Safe Search&quot; 
  search facility.. So Girlscouts.org, Girlsclub.org, ect, ect., are now 
  &quot;innocuous&quot; domains...&nbsp; How special... :/<br>
  Jeffrey A. Williams<br>
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