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How to Turn on Google SafeSearch for PC and Android

Internet is full of information a place to be to extract relevant information, especially when it comes to daily consumption. There is more to this space than what meets the eye,  with the dangerous content which is easily available. There are times that many undesirable searches become the part of your search history which includes the part of your online profile data.

Google sometimes offers a lot of different objectionable content can be stored in your data especially when you are using the search engine. One of the easiest ways to make sure that you have the right search content is by switching your safe search feature on. Here are some ways that will you to be safe when you are searching for various different content.

Filtering search content on PC

Start by accessing your google account, by opening your main Gmail page. Tap on your profile photo in the top right-hand corner, select the google account tab which is highlighted in a light blue colour. Here, click on ‘data and personalisation’ on the top left corner. This will redirect you to a different page that keeps track of the data. Now scroll down and enter into  the ’General preferences’ where you can click on search settings. After this, you will be taken back to your Gmail profile which controls the number of filtering options subjected to your internet searches. This where you can click on the ‘Turn on Safe Search’  on top of the page.

After which you need to scroll down to make sure that you are saving the changes that you just made. A tiny window will open and allow you to confirm your new preference, click ‘ok’ and proceed to save. If you want the Safe search lock in your PC, you need to make sure that you click on ”Lock Safe Search” and follow it up with confirming your identity by asking you to turn your Google account.

Filtering search content on Android

If you have chrome, you need to go back to your Google account on your chrome browser. Scroll the ‘data and personalise’ section when you can opt for the ‘search setting menu’. Here you can click on your ‘filter explicit’ content results will appear on the screen click ‘OK’ and later save the changes you have made.


Through the google app, start by opening the app and from the bottom right, tap on the’ more option’ which looks like three dots on top of each other, and go to settings. You need to scroll down and get to the ‘safe search’ option; now you can manually switch on the safe search feature only with a touch or a click.

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

One of the most important places that students go towards for research purpose is ‘Google’. Google is one of the most sought technology by students which allows them to understand a certain subject easily. Google has made life easier for the kids as it provides a lot of opportunities which allow them to reach the minds of students. With the digital world blending in the habits of people, Google has grown to be one of the easiest ways to access information.  Here are some ways Google has impacted the way students think.

Google creates the illusion of accessibility

 Google carries one of the most powerful and complicated algorithms which allows you to have the right index of information through digital manifestation. Google to an extent, can be viewed as the information provider which works on infrastructure. It creates an illusion in young minds that all the answers to their question are available with just a click of the button. All you have to do is enter your questions and see your questions being answered.

Google naturally suggests the answers

When students are looking for certain answers, Google generally evaluates the quality of the question and help you find the right and relevant information. As the software coming a long way, it has found various ways to work to the specific individual.  Also, there is n added integration which makes it a bit difficult for the students to leave the page.

Google obscures the independence of information

Google is also the place where one can get true information allowing people to use it for various purposes. These ways make the whole process more opaque when it comes to extracting the information and seek a more critical look into the data. This can sometimes seem conflicting when it comes to security and is one of the reasons Google finds itself in the middle of controversies. This underscores the independence of information which can lead you to be inter-dependent on the concept of knowledge that google tries to feed you.

Information upstarts

Wikipedia is one of the best sources of information which will provide you with the ways you can secure the information. Google is perfect, but when people misunderstand technology, it can be the source for a lot of problems. There are many natural limitations which led to people using the digital platform as a mean of communication for mass exposure. There are many other apps which go well with the ideas which can provide you to have the right structure to your information. Later, this information can be sequenced and applied which provides you with simple and straightforward information in the proper context.

Google Fined 430,000 Euros Plus Costs in Copyright Infringement Cases

In cases decided by a French appeals court in January and February, search giant Google was found liable for copyright infringement.

Jonathan Nossiter sued Google along with three other documentary makers and a photographer.    Their suits allege that Google’s search engine was providing their creative works without proper permission or licensing.

Google responded to their requests to remove the illegal content, but such reappeared on Google Video.

Jonathan Nossiter is the son of Washington Post and New York Times foreign correspondent Bernard Nossiter.  This indicates that  traditional dinosaur media’s tentacles  lashing the Google monster are many and varied.

Google will likely appeal the decision.

Everyone’s Favorite Communists the Chinese are Blocking Gmail

Reuters and other media are reporting that Google’s Gmail is allegedly being blocked by the Chinese government.

China reportedly started cracking down on internet access to foreign companies deemed to be involved in un-Chinese activities including revolution and overthrow of it’s government.

This isn’t Google’s first foray into assisting insurrection in foreign countries.  One only need to refer to Egypt and Google’s very own Wael Ghonim.

No matter how much as an American I might disagree with a foreign country’s laws and standards, I have no right to advocate or assist insurrection and overthrow of their foreign government.  As a corporation, Google is afforded no additional rights or privileges to do this either.

Does Google truly wonder why countries with views opposing the United State’s imperialist posture want Google to get out of their country?

Matt Cutts – Tell Your Wife I Want My Cookies

Earth to Matt Cutts, come in Matt Cutts…

Will the human formerly known as Matt Cutts please find his integrity and stop selling us lies that Google is doing the right thing and not employing preferential filters and rank effecting lists?  Please Matt, stop allowing yourself to be the public pawn, it’s going to end badly.

I have something else for you Matt, something that falls solely on your lap or at least it use to, SafeSearch filtering.  It’s your baby, you supposedly wrote the filter, originally.

Google says about SafeSearch, we aim to:

Provide parents and teachers with tools to help them choose what content their children see online

Offer tips and advice to families about how to stay safe online

Work closely with organizations such as charities, others in our industry and government bodies dedicated to protecting young people

According to Google:

SafeSearch is designed to screen sites that contain sexually explicit content and remove them from your search results. While no filter is 100% accurate, SafeSearch helps you avoid content you may prefer not to see or would rather your children did not stumble across.

By default, Moderate SafeSearch is turned on, which helps keep explicit images out of your search results. If you prefer you can change your setting to Strict filtering to help filter out explicit text as well as images. You can modify your computer’s SafeSearch settings by clicking on Search settings at the top right of the Google homepage.

Googlemonopoly.eu published two pieces earlier this month clearly showing Google can’t filter rather simple things (since the algorithm change, the dreaded Panda).

Google’s definition of affection

Google’s definition of affection?

In “Google has no Affection, nor does it know the Meaning”  we drew light on Google’s select word usage to query webmasters about the algorithm change. We ended with an illustration of Google not knowing the meaning of the word affection and a visual example of public display of pornography in image search for ‘affection’, bad beer, insulated beer holder, phallic prosthetic and all.  Ironically, our image, which was taken from Google Images has replaced the original in Google’s Image search for: affection. How ironic.

In “How Stupid is Google” we displayed a simple query of Google’s search for: how stupid is Google.  The results with STRICT filtering on included two different sites on the first page that used the F— word. Ironically, our F word included account of these two F-bombed search results, now also appears on the first page of results, a trio of child unfriendly pages.

Matt is looks like you need to head back to the control deck at the GooglePlex and get to coding. Search is broken, images are broken, filtering misses the F-word with strict search on,  content farms have taken over search for every thing, small honest sites are dying.  You folks are killing the web and your own credibility.

Now, Matt, Mr. Porn Cookie Guy, let the wife know I earned my cookies.

Matt Cutts, Where are My Cookies?

 

Larry Page, World’s Biggest Pirate Ship Operator

Larry Page the book scanning pirate with co-captain Marissa Mayer Arrgh!

Google Books previously known as the theft ring called Google Print is the creation of Google co-founder Lawrence Page.

Page began feverishly photographing and scanning many books, while forgetting to consult with publishers or authors, claiming his addiction was for the betterment of libraries and mankind.

Marissa Mayer, a senior Google official was involved in the first scanning theft performing the job of page turner for Page.

You can read Google’s self righteous account of this project’s history.  Oddly, the history lesson ends at 2007.  Perhaps that’s when publishers and authors began suing Google in earnest?

Who needs Android and Googlebots to steal content when you have Google’s top brass operating the counterfeiting copy machine?

Google is rumored to be scanning over 3,000 books a day by one account.  They now have in excess of 12 million books scanned.

What’s next?  Counterfeiting valuable works of art? Picasso anyone?

Aye matey, that’s one big stash of pirate booty.

 

Infographic Google’s Collateral Damage to Search

Another day and another Google related infographic.

This time, SEOBook tracks Google’s history in mucking around with search.

How the Evolving Algorithm Shapes the Web ends with Google’s recent Farmer algorithm update that killed tens of thousands of web based businesses.

Too bad Excite didn’t buy Google for that $750,00 asking price.  The world without Google likely would be a better one.