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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Google Censoring more P2P sites

Google Censoring more P2P sites

Google Censoring more P2P sites

Added: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Category: Extra Torrent Related > ExtraNews
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Google’s efforts to overcome its piracy responsibilities have already taken the form of filtering all of the renowned file-sharing services from both its Autocomplete and Instant services.

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After the search giant filtered words like “RapidShare”, “torrents”, and “BitTorrent”, experts noticed a rapid decrease in its searches. When they started the filtering system at the beginning of this year, they only filtered a couple of piracy-related terms. However, with new legislation named SOPA coming in hard, companies became cautious, and this is not surprising.

Now more search terms, including “the pirate bay,” “isohunt,” “torrentreactor,” and many other names of popular torrent trackers were excluded from Google’s “Autocomplete” and “Instant” services. Our service wasn’t left aside – it turned out that Goggled censored “extratorrent” term as well. In addition, the updated blacklist also covered websites like Fileserve and Filesonic.

Meanwhile, even if the search engine isn’t censoring the site itself, the implemented system is causing a significant drop in the service’s searches for the blacklisted terms. Google’s representatives were talking about the efficiency of the system, saying that there was no silver bullet for copyright infringement committed online, but this censoring system can be considered one of many that the company has implemented to fight it. Google admitted that this was something it looked at and decided to make some relatively easy changes to its Autocomplete algorithm to make some positive difference.

However, the industry observers point at the other side of the move. For example, isoHunt’s owner claimed that Google’s actions might lead to some negative path, pointing out that this move is more subtle than the filtering attempts made possible by the pending anti-piracy bills, while remaining censorship and starting small. The search giant is simply becoming a self-righteous Big Brother of the Internet, which can’t be encouraged by the industry players.
The Pirate Bay also commented the new system, saying that it was simply another step towards filtering their search engine without any sound legal basis. The Pirate Bay was also wondering why Google implemented the censoring system at almost the same time as they have released Google Music – a service for selling music which might also be found on different BitTorrent trackers.


By:
SaM
November 29th 2011

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Tuesday, November 29th, 2011



Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by (2011-11-29 14:31:59)
RUkiddin avatarHa, that's funny, no wonder I used a torrent search engine instead of Google. torrentz.eu/search
ROCK ON!

2
posted by (2011-11-29 17:09:12)
Sixxis avatarThat won't stop us

3
posted by (2011-11-29 20:25:41)
gonads90 avatarThat's right Sixxs NOTHING WILL STOP US MAWHAHAHAHAHAHAH.

4
posted by (2011-11-30 04:13:27)
IrishTalian avatarI love Google with a passion!!! But, like ya'll already pointed out, this will never stop us and nothing ever will!!! xP

5
posted by (2011-11-30 04:49:18)
rajeevbsw avatarSHARING IS OUR BIRTH RIGHT

SHARING IS NOT PIRACY!!

6
posted by Blocked (2011-11-30 07:13:09)
No avatarthe decline and fall of a great search engine giant.
parties on both sides and at either end are doomed.
hope google would not become gurgle, a mouth wash
in the foreseeable future!!

7
posted by (2011-11-30 13:28:33)
Rockman avatarLets hope hackers/ V P Ns / Proxies etc can get around the google blocks soon . .

8
posted by (2011-11-30 14:49:38)
cool24x7 avatargood luck google,but we dont stop the TORRENTS

9
posted by (2011-12-01 19:08:14)
No avatarHeh... only blocking instant and autocomplete. Fluff.

10
posted by (2011-12-01 22:16:13)
No avatartorranton and on i say

11
posted by (2011-12-02 01:44:13)
DEMONLORD avatarso, we just take another path, epic fail on google

12
posted by (2011-12-02 08:08:38)
1shadowwolf avatarLOL who are they blocking? ET,TPB,DD,IH, an many others are still up there, I think they are blocking the small timers, or the ones with alot of malware, Just so people dont think they condone Pirating, which they defiantly do...



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