Google was not kidding when he said he would fight against illegal file sharing, and now he died autocomplete when it comes to investigation of piracy.
If they were not sure that the digital world has decided this year to piracy, it would be quite clear now. First, Nintendo announces "the golden age of piracy" has come and gone, and now Google is turning off the auto-complete when it comes to trying something with the illegal downloading, so good BitTorrenters the oath to fight anywhere.
Using BitTorrent, Rapidshare, uTorrent, megaupload, and the stream is now entirely on his own, without a fill-in-the-blank your browser. Google warns users had come, said he wanted "to avoid the conditions that are closely related to piracy to appear automatically. But what about sites like Pirate Bay and Vuze? Of course, these P2P sites is well known, and merciless to allow illegal file sharing, but also offer legal downloads. Since BitTorrent's VP of product marketing and Simon Morris says torrent freak "What Google does not understand that the technology has been used for many purposes, which offer a significant added value to companies in the technology sector, artists and consumers in general." Morris said that while he "respects the right of Google's algorithms determine the" on the results of research, as he does not need it.
"We're pretty sure that everyone writes the first six or seven letters deserve easy access to the same results as any other research firm."
Just to satisfy our curiosity, we tried. In fact, there were suggestions to us until after you start typing in different terms related to hacking. However, after entering the whole word in the search bar, Google offers suggestions - for example, after completing "BitTorrent" has been suggested as a "BitTorrent client" and "research BitTorrent."
Really, it just feels like censorship "lite". The biggest impact is the extent to which the industry (not to mention the government) have plans to fight against piracy. At last count was piracy places to get 53 billion hits per year, and it is clear that things will change. But if that means currently looking for a bit torrent client is difficult, serious digital pirates are not losing too much sleep - it's a rather tame first step. If the day ever comes that Google is censoring search results for things, then it's time to panic.