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    I found this to be very interesting. Please, let's keep the flaming to a minimum here as the point of this is what really matters. If this doesn't raise a few eyebrows, something's seriously wrong.


    Article on Anandtech

    Article on Shalshdot

    This is not meant to be flame bait. I would be especially interested to hear if outside the USA people can try this and see if the results are the same.



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    I think you are jumping to conclusions. Just do a google search on "Abu Gharib" and you will get far more and better images than you get from the image searches using the other sites combined.

    I doubt that google is doing any censoring and just how is the "Government" involved with google. If Google wanted to censor something, they certainly would have the right to. If you don't like the way they administer their site, don't use them.
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    I'm not making any accusations, I just found the article interesting.

    I did a search on Abu Gharib, and I didn't see the photos that the article claims are missing. Is it possible that Google is under pressure by the Government? I have no answer to that question, nor am I the one who originally asked it.

    I'm just hoping someone outside of the US can confirm that these images are censored only to those of us in the USA, or not.

    Personally, I believe there's a more logical explaination than 'censorship'. Besides that, I tend to use clusty.com as my primary search engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloydPinkerton
    I did a search on Abu Gharib, and I didn't see the photos that the article claims are missing.
    Do a search on "Abu Gharib Photos". A regular search, not an image search.

    Abu Gharib Photos - Google search

    Quote Originally Posted by FloydPinkerton
    Is it possible that Google is under pressure by the Government?
    Of course not. Use your head. How would that happen and if it did don't you think that Google would be screaming their heads off. Why would the government pressure Google and not Yahoo or Lycos. Use some logic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbdh
    Do a search on "Abu Gharib Photos". A regular search, not an image search.
    The difference between Google and Yahoo image search is quite striking though. However, not only for "Abu Ghraib", but also for keywords like "peterson murder" or "OJ trial". The image search of Yahoo seems to be much better... time to sell the Google shares?
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    A few hours later slashdot posted an update to this article here, complete with a response from google.

    http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?...128815&tid=153
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    Quote Originally Posted by carter437
    A few hours later slashdot posted an update to this article here, complete with a response from google.

    http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?...128815&tid=153
    Good to hear. What I like about Google is that the are building up a new research center here in Zurich. Apparently, this is due to visa restrictions and because the US have become a less attractive place to work.
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