Google has updated its search algorithm to make pornographic content harder to find. According to CNET, the updated algorithm was rolled out overnight and makes it harder to find porn, even if you are looking for it.

A representative from Google stated, “We are not censoring any adult content, and want to show users exactly what they are looking for—but we aim not to show sexually-explicit results unless a user is specifically searching for them. We use algorithms to select the most relevant results for a given query. If you're looking for adult content, you can find it without having to change the default setting — you just may need to be more explicit in your query if your search terms are potentially ambiguous. The image search settings now work the same way as in Web search.”

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Porn is harder to find now

Back in November, Google made some changes to its search service's interface. In an official statement, Jon Wiley, Lead Designer, Google Search, stated that it has been working on creating a consistent experience across the various devices and screen sizes in use. “We started with tablets last year, got it to mobile phones a few weeks ago, and are now rolling out to the desktop,” Wiley said.

The appearance has been refreshed to focus more on answers that users are looking for, be it web results or a feature such as the Knowledge Graph. Users can find all the tools they are used to, right where they last saw them, and they can use 'Search tools' to filter their results. Although the changes will now reflect only for Google users in the US, the search giant plans to take it to more regions and in more languages.

Earlier this month, Google rolled out an update to the Search app for Android that allowed it to give you information on things like weather information for your destination, boarding passes at airports, and events happening around you.

Google says that the update builds on top of the other cards designed for travel, like currency conversion, translation, and flight status cards. Interestingly, the update also allows you to make voice searches; it allows you to find out the name of the song that is playing, or find information on a product by scanning the bar code. Users can also post updates to Google+ by just speaking to the smartphone.

Google Now was introduced at this year's Google I/O. Essentially a new search interface for Android users in real-time, Google Now aims to get users more relevant and real-time results. The search feature is card-based and users can bring up cards containing the data they require in real-time. Google Now claims to give all relevant info in a single swipe.

Speaking at the keynote, Hugo Barra, Director of Product Management, stated, “Google Now figures out when you commute from home to work and back, tells you how long your commute usually takes, and gives you a faster route if there's lot of traffic. On public transit, if you're on the platform at a subway, Google tells you when the next bus or train will arrive. Google Now gets you just the right information at just the right time, and all of it happens at the right time.”

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