Comments about ‘Google and Microsoft make child porn more difficult to view’

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Published: Monday, Nov. 18 2013 6:10 p.m. MST

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Red
San Antonia, TX

Thank you! and truly, It's about time!!!

Allen
Salt Lake valley, UT

Solving this problem is a step-wise thing. Making it more difficult to view child porno via searches is just one step in solving the problem. After that step is finished, industry can focus on the next step.

Another step is the viewing of porno by ordinary adults. My solution to this step, for my Mac and WIFI node, is the use of OpenDNS to prevent my family from viewing undesirable sites, including porno and hate sites and other sites that I've selected. Of course, this is a form of censorship, and that is OK with me. My kids are adults and have their own homes. When they visit me and use my WIFI, they are limited by OpenDNS in what that can view. It's unlikely my kids or grandkids will visit undesirable sites, but OpenDNS is free, and I use it.

Capsaicin
Salt Lake City, UT

This is search engine PR fluff. This does nothing to curb production. It does nothing to stop the people who share it with each other. It does nothing to stop the people lurking in shady corners of the internet peddling it.

Allen
Salt Lake valley, UT

@Capsaicin

You're right. This is fluff, but it is necessary fluff. There is no single solution to this problem. The problem needs to be attacked from several directions, and this is one direction to solving the problem.

Commodore
West Jordan, UT

Two big thumbs up for Google and Microsoft!

Sue Haynie
Medford, OR

It's only the beginning, but it's a start. I'll take movement in the right direction. Bravo, Google and Microsoft! And thanks, Desnews,for the story.

terra nova
Park City, UT

There was an online petition launched a few months ago at a site that takes petitions to the White House. It asked for executive action that would require internet providers to require an "opt-in" by anyone who wanted to view porn. The objective was to stop, or at least sharply curtail the nearly omnipresent ads and links that can take you to pornographic sites.

Ads like that sometimes pop-up and mouse-trap our kids when they do an innocent word search. By requiring an "opt-in" those who have not opted to get to porn would gain one additional level of protection.

The site is: petitions DOT whitehouse DOT gov (or, you can search Google for it). The petition is titled: Require Porn to be an "opt-in" with Internet Providers rather than a standard feature.

I know the idea isn't perfect, but we have to start somewhere. It had about 42,000 signatures at last count (that is so few). Please find it. Be a force for good. Sign it and forward it to your friends.

Wish I could post a better link, but the Deseret News automatic censor won't allow it.

Clifton Palmer McLendon
Gilmer, TX

Why not ban ALL pornography, not just child pornography?

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