Estimated Reading Time: 9 minutes Table of Contents. Search engines are at the very core of our digital experiences, both on the internet and in plenty of other services from cable to streaming video, and even our social media platforms. They provide critical functionality within nearly every operating system, networking tool, app, and website and are designed to help us explore and filter through a huge amount of content with only a few keyboard strokes, clicks, voice commands, or button presses. Unfortunately, with the almost infinite amount of content available online, search engines that are designed to organize, tailor, and serve results based on nearly any input or request are producing many unwanted and dangerous results, including quick and easy access to pornography, child exploitation, terrorist-related, violent content, and more.
Private Searching–Privacy and Search Engines
Sexual information seeking on web search engines
Search engines such as Google should do more to restrict access to online pornography, a government adviser on child internet safety has said. John Carr says internet companies should block links which paedophiles use to find pictures of abuse. It comes after a court heard April Jones's murderer Mark Bridger searched for child abuse and rape images. Campaigners backed the call as Google said it has a "zero tolerance" policy to child sexual abuse content. Mr Carr, a member of the government's Council on Child Internet Safety, said Google and other search engines should reset their default search setting to the safest option - blocking access to legal as well as illegal sexual images. Those wanting to reach such material would have to register to search for other content, which would deter many from doing so, he argued.
There's a Brilliant New Search Engine Just for Porn
It's called Boodigo , and according to co-founder Colin Rowntree, porn searches on it won't show up in users' other search engine histories or in their sidebar ads. But mostly, the site could be a real threat to the problem of porn piracy. Rowntree, a porn producer and director, has experienced the effects of porn piracy firsthand and knows how damaging it can be. Though he adds that trying to stop people from pirating porn will "always be a cat and mouse game," he believes Boodigo has "done a very good job at identifying the illegal tube sites.