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A list of Google Instant's banned words and phrases

A fantastic list of banned, no-we-shall-not-auto-complete-that Google Instant phrases has been compiled. At the moment there's a list of about 250, but we're certain it will quickly grow as the community prods and probes Google's new Instant search.

It shouldn't really come as a surprise that Google has a blacklist for Google Instant -- after all, the vast majority of searchers won't be looking for anything on the list -- but it does surprise me that there's no way to turn off the blacklisting. Even with SafeSearch Filtering turned off, the blacklist is still triggered.

It wouldn't be hard for Google to provide real Google Instant for those that want it. Perhaps that config option is coming -- or perhaps this is one of Google's larger steps into controlling our Web-surfing experience.

Tags: blacklist, censorship, google, google instant, GoogleInstant, privacy, search

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