Google Is Making A Big Change To The Way It Serves Search Results

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mood, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    And BTW, I'm surprised that both Google and DuckDuckGo both are still serving malicious links, shouldn't they be able to filter this stuff out? When you do a search for "mcafee helpdesk" you will get to see a link to scammers as a top result. I saw this being mentioned on a Dutch TV show, these guys make millions with scamming people.

    https://mcafeeklantenservicenederland.nl/ (these guys are scammers)
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    You should look at it this way: the entire internet is nonsense, there are only a few reasonable sites here and there.
    Mrk
     
  3. EASTER

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    You nailed it! And that's what all us diehards since Windows 95 & 98 can see as plain as a fly on our nose.

    The great devolve of the internet. This tech put into the possession and sight & hands of the most ridiculous.

    As compared to the more reasonable minds who always found it in the before times educational, innovative, and a productive resource for dare say fascinating artistry of digital good sense.

    Yep, we see and struggle with it all the time now.
     
  4. Yuki2718

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    @Rasheed187 I haven't ever satisfied w/ DDG for their quality. Qwant has been better for me, tho far from perfect.

    Google SafeBrowsing hasn't caught up an ongoing survey scam series which a single regex filter of uBO can almost perfectly block. When GSB blocked it, the scammers were already moving to new domains. Search for issues of AdGuardFilters@Github assigned to Chinaski1.

    Only Chinese govt can do what you said because they have almost unlimited manpower - for western that will be amount to tremendous $$$. In the end, they're automatically generated links and those algorithms have no idea about what is good or bad. Only problem is most people haven't learned these algorithms and instead have illusion on so called AI.

    @Mrkvonic Agreed, even if they're not obvious scam most are c**p.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    What does this have to do with my question? Google really shouldn't be presenting scams as top results. Back in 2017 they also did this, scammers were able to steal money from customers from a Dutch bank named Knab, which weirdly enough didn't use 2FA. Those scammers simply build a fake Knab login page that came up on top on Google Search. Actually, it was even presented as an advertisement.

    The weird thing about DDG is that it loads so slowly, it feels bloated. How the heck didn't they fix this. And yes, all this talk about Google SafeBrowsing but they don't even scan their own search results, what a joke.
     
  6. xxJackxx

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    Not wanting to defend Google as much as point out that there is probably no practical way in this world for anyone to filter out all of the bad links from Google. If they could they likely would, and if it was reasonably doable 3rd party security software would do the same. Just like spam. It is impossible to always correctly identify what is what. Can they do better? Maybe. Can this problem be entirely solved? Not unless someone figures out the technology to do so.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    I'm sorry but a billion dollar company should be able to do better. Nowadays you have got stuff like AI and machine learning. I was thinking it could work like SiteAdvisor, but it shouldn't be visible to users of course. And besides, the fake McAfee helpdesk has been active for months and it's still up.

    https://www.mcafee.com/enterprise/en-us/products/siteadvisor-enterprise.html
     
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