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Ungoogleable: What doesn’t show up when you search the web?
circa.com ^ | August 12, 2017 | Daniel Bean

Posted on 08/12/2017 11:44:16 AM PDT by be-baw

Did you know when you search the internet, you're not actually searching the whole internet?

Google is the largest search service in the world. But even with trillions of websites indexed, Google’s search only covers about four percent of the net.

So what exactly is the 96 percent of the internet that’s ungoogleable?

The "mysterious" Deep Web, as tech expert Shelly Palmer facetiously called it in an interview with Circa, is the internet that isn’t indexable by search engines.

"It's mostly private information that actually should be private and is set up to be that way," Palmer said.

This is where things like hospital records or friends-only Facebook profiles exist. The majority of the content found in the Deep Web isn't as juicy as its name might lead on, but the part of the Deep Web known as the Dark Web is a different story. The sites there are typically anonymous and require a special browser to access, thus rendering them ungoogleable, in part, to hide the illegal or unsavory activity known to happen there.

When discussing the Dark Web, Palmer changed his tone: "It’s real, and bad stuff happens there ... money laundering, drug trafficking. You can go down the list of things that you don’t want to be found out about."

Of course, there are some public websites that facilitate illegal activity, too, but you wouldn’t know it because plenty of them are made ungoogleable by Google. The search giant, over the years, has got on board with censoring out search results for things like child pornography and some links to pirated media.

Barry Janay, a New York City communications lawyer told Circa, though it’s unclear exactly how much Google censors its search results, anything found to be directly facilitating illegal activity would breach Google's terms of service.

"I would say the web giants like Google will err on the side of caution rather than have massive fines imposed on them," he said.

And in addition to making illegal content ungoogleable, Google also takes requests by people to make themselves made ungoogleable.

The Right to Be Forgotten is already in place in Europe. If a citizen of the EU Googles themselves, realizes they don’t like the results that come up, he or she can demand Google take it down “where the interests in those results appearing are outweighed by the person's privacy rights,” according to the policy.

Despite the introduction of similar legislation in the U.S., no such law exists yet, though Google this year did however introduce tools that allow users to flag “fake news” to be made ungoogleable. But there's also a legal aspect to that, too.

"Defamation ... incorporates untrue statements. And right now, big news is what is truth and what is fake news," Janay broke down.

So, exactly how much web content are you actually getting by only surfing through Google? Probably plenty more than any law abiding citizen would ever want, Palmer assured.

"The public internet is filled heterogeneously with gems and garbage. Almost all of that is searchable on Google."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: google; googlebias; googlecontrol; googlefreespeech; googleregulation; googleutility; internetsearch; jigsaw; propaganda; searchengines; thoughtcrime
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I'm curious to know what I'm missing by using Google. Is there anything I can't access that I need or want to know? if so, how do I find it?
1 posted on 08/12/2017 11:44:16 AM PDT by be-baw
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To: be-baw

Refuse to use google, much prefer duckduckgo


2 posted on 08/12/2017 11:47:44 AM PDT by GT Vander (Life's priorities; God, Family, Country. Everything else is just details...)
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To: be-baw

“Trillions” of websites? Yeah, this is a serious article.


3 posted on 08/12/2017 11:48:18 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: be-baw

it has been quite interesting for some time already how many anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-USA, anti-Israel, anti-British, etc.........articles show up wheh googling...

sometimes you can’t even find what you need, it is lost in the sea of commmunistic and IslamoNazi propaganda pieces

not always but quite often


4 posted on 08/12/2017 11:49:33 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: be-baw

Google American inventor, American Scientist, American mathematician. Then google Inventor Americano. Then delete google.


5 posted on 08/12/2017 11:50:21 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: be-baw

I googled “She’s a pant load” and only got 1,000 hits for Hillary. Clearly there are more...


6 posted on 08/12/2017 11:52:38 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Mr. Lucky
I reached the end of the internet a long time ago.
7 posted on 08/12/2017 11:59:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: wastoute

google hey google, you suck you anti-american anti-white racists you

some weird stuff comes up


8 posted on 08/12/2017 12:11:52 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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9 posted on 08/12/2017 12:21:26 PM PDT by Enchante (Searching throughout the country for one honest Democrat....)
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use this
https://www.startpage.com/
no more goolag. they were creasted they can be destroyed


10 posted on 08/12/2017 12:28:48 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (снова сделаем Ам)
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To: be-baw

use this
https://www.startpage.com/
no more goolag. they were created they can be destroyed


11 posted on 08/12/2017 12:29:50 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (снова сделаем Ам)
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To: wastoute

Try this - google “famous American white inventors” or just “American white inventors” & see what comes up in images.


12 posted on 08/12/2017 12:35:28 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (The Fourth Estate is now the Fifth Column)
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To: GT Vander
Refuse to use google, much prefer duckduckgo

I like duckduckgo.com for their privacy .... but the search engine doesn't seem to pull up recent news articles or subjects.

Have you suggestions on how to better use the search engine?

Thanks!!

13 posted on 08/12/2017 12:35:37 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: GT Vander

I searched a simple literary-historical question and got nothing remotely like it, not even a link to the obvious literary work. And I do use DDG.


14 posted on 08/12/2017 12:38:32 PM PDT by Bethaneidh
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To: wastoute
Google American inventor, American Scientist, American mathematician. Then google Inventor Americano. Then delete google.

Duckduckgo isn't much better. I just searched the term 'American Scientist' images, and blacks are way, way over represented. Can anybody be trusted these days?
15 posted on 08/12/2017 12:40:03 PM PDT by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: kvanbrunt2

...except “ixquick” is “enhanced by Google” as it says on the start page.


16 posted on 08/12/2017 12:45:27 PM PDT by Sontagged (Lord Jesus, please frogmarch Your enemies behind You as You've promised in Your Word)
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To: be-baw

Try the following:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines


17 posted on 08/12/2017 12:47:31 PM PDT by deport
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To: wastoute

Nearly all Africans given mostly credit for inventions of white folks. Go figure.


18 posted on 08/12/2017 12:52:05 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

It is amazing how childish some programmers can be.

I Googled “NBA Stars” the the demographic ratio was exactly the same as for “American Inventors”!

Amazing!


19 posted on 08/12/2017 12:57:30 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("The church ... is not the master or the servant of the state, but the conscience" - Luther)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

Wow


20 posted on 08/12/2017 12:58:50 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Islam delenda est.)
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