Things you might not know about Google Posted on Sunday August 22, 2010 By Yasas
have searched for images on Google you probably might know there is an option
called “safe search”. Well normally if you search for a word there you get
pictures of naked girls and stuff (basically pornographic content). Because of
that Google has given you this option to filter the search results. So you
won’t get any dirty stuff in search results. There is a huge difference between
normal search and safe search. But with the experience of spending the day
searching on Google I learned that it doesn’t really work all the time.
Sometimes even if I have put the safe search “on” there are still nude pictures.
Google always gives search result
according to what people search most. Though the language different by country.
So what I was going to say is that the search results are different from
country to country. But have you ever given a thought how they do it? Actually
they monitor every single search you do on Google. They actually find it
through your IP address (which shows where you are from). Not only they look at
that, also store that data for later use.
Well they also share that information
they find with the government too. According to my knowledge America’s Patriot
Act is what makes it legal. Then that means your government knows what you are
doing online. So if you are searching how to set up a bomb in New York, FBI is
probably after you.
And when you search something it goes
through its servers and create results which they think is the best. The
process will go through user personalization (past websites you visited are
often promoted), trends and so much more. The ads will also appear on the right
side through Google adsense.
Google adsense is a cash cow made by Google which generates
them 30 billion dollars a year. It finds relevant ads based on the keywords you
enter on the search bar. It matches the type and user location and appears on
the screen within 0.20 seconds. A click on a ad will generate an amount from
$0.01 to $50. If the ad was displayed on a web site, the site owner will have
60% of the profit generated.
It may sound like Google is the one
doing everything evil; well almost every website does it. Even an innocent
looking blog site showing you funny pictures may be stalking through the
internet. Do you know that when you enter a site it automatically identifies
your IP address and locate your computer? It doesn’t stop there. It also
identifies your operating system, screen resolution, system information, what
was the site you visited before and god knows what.
Bottom line is
that the things you see on the surface are not all what they are.