Torrents

News (?) that Google was censoring search for torrents disturbed me as bittorrent is a powerful tool to permit wide distribution of FLOSS at minimum cost and uplinking is one way ordinary folks can “give back” to the FLOSS community.

No fear, “torrent site:debian.org” finds 4700 hits. Perhaps the censorship is more targeted or being phased in.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Torrents

  1. By that reasoning we should ban all e-mail because most of it is spam. It’s not logical to punish folks using torrents because some people use torrents to do illegal file transfers.

  2. ChrisTX says:

    They’re not censoring the searches, they’ve just removed it from their instant and suggestion services.

    Also, let’s be honest, while torrents are indeed a nice way of downloading distro ISOs, I’d say that at least 95% of torrent traffic are not covering legal material.

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