Google’s Extremely Imperfect Web Filters

  • CNet: Report criticizes Google’s porn filters. Google argues that SafeSearch is designed to err on the side of caution.

  • Caution? According to Ben Edelman’s detailed report, caution includes wiping out access to such things as presidential candidates’ campaign sites.

    Google needs to think hard about what it’s doing here. Then it needs to fix what’s broken, or risk losing its considerable goodwill in the Net community.


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