Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#7258 new enhancement

remove 'family friendly' search filtering from startpage search

Reported by: phobos Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-torbutton
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Description (last modified by phobos)

The default startpage search from within torbrowser uses the 'family friendly' filters for text, image, and video content. I suggest modifying the default startpage search settings to remove all filtering and provide the raw results.

The startpage preferences page lets you remove the filtering. Their suggested URL for searches without these settings is
Unfiltered Startpage URL

I ran into this filtering when searching for some data about sex workers and labor trafficking in the USA. The resulting text and image results were neutered due to the topic.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

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comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Summary: startpage defaults to 'family friendly' searchesremove 'family friendly' search filtering from startpage search

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

the duck duck go default search has the same issues. For ddg, you can set " http://duckduckgo.com/?q=search&kp=-1&kl=us-en" and have it remove "safe search". the kl= could also match the translation of the torbrowser used.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: TorBrowserButtonTor Browser
Keywords: tbb-torbutton added
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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