Google Removes "View Image"

So Google just shot themselves in the foot for some unknown reason. They made some deal with Getty Images to allow their images on Google Images in exchange for removing the view image button. For some reason, Google seems to believe that anyone at all gives a shit about Getty Images.

Is there any hope Google has reached the point where they begin to implode from being too big? Why would they make a deal with some irrelevant company that requires them to make such a big change to Google?

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just wait until they inevitably break youtube with payment plans and close the source on future android updates

Th-that would never happen...right?

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Twitter and Google and/or Facebook and/or Apple will collapse before Trump leaves the white house



Hey, I know this isn't relevant, but does anyone remember this website that compiled bookmarklets for all sorts of different search engines and configurations? It's a user-contributed site, kind of spartan, web 1.0. This is driving me nuts.

something with mycroft

Isn't Google part of the White House?
Thank you a lot, user. That was really bugging me.

This has to be related to the "trump needs to be shot" thing from the SOTU. The company that was filming there (forget the name) was recently acquired by Getty, who were involved in censoring the whole debacle. I'm not sure what removing view image is even gonna do, but I guess Getty thinks that us not being able to look too closely at an image in native resolution will be a good thing. Like that is gonna stop us.

It's not a question if a lolbert is looking forward to it or not, but that Google wants it.

There are so many chickens being killed every day! When will we wakeup to what is happening! ??

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Neither of those images contain even the faintest traces of chicken in them.

I'm willing to put money on Twitter and Facebook, Google and Apple have a few more years left.

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So seven more years?

Google has been making their primary "service" worse and worse every fucking month. I still can't get over how utterly ass-tier basic god damn search results are, or how they removed the ability to put a minus sign infront of words to exclude them from search results. They're really failing hard at the whole functionality thing.

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can't make shekels form unbiased search results

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This is a curious turn of events.

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Three to seven, yes

And the white house isn't imploding?

I have switched my search engine to bing now.

This. Apple and Google prison platforms can both choke to death on niggercock.

The white house is in the best shape it has been in many years. What are you talking about?

Kys nigger.

Right click.
View image.

I noticed when I was steal- creatively commandeering sources for work and that's what I did. Took 2 seconds and is usually better than View Image because it goes to the google link instead of another webpage that may or may not allow me to see the image or redirect me, or store it as a 1920x1080 image, but render it as a thumbnail full of the million more thumbnails and I have to go digging for it. Then 3 minutes later, find nothing.

It's amazing how deeply inculcated you've been by the anti-piracy propaganda that you misinterpret actions that would be perfectly reasonable under fair use as theft.

What about bangs? Personally, I've been using helm-surfraw so much that I don't even use the bangs, anymore. I also think DDG's search algorithm is way better than that of Google's--and the interface cleaner. I don't even care if it's Russian botnet; it's pretty good.

I'm talking about a deep rot that has taken hold of the heart of the US, one that can not be stopped entirely but only withstood with much pain. I said the white house to signify the current American leadership. Just look at what's been happening to the navy, arguably the most important of the armed forces. The left has achieved its self destructive goals, and we're in the middle of the happening. May God preserve us.

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Wait, what? I didn’t hear about this, link please?

That just takes you to a preview image, though. Not the original one. The purpose of the View Image button was to get the full resolution image.

What's been happening to the navy?

interdasting. Any more info?

In 2016 and 2017 two navy ships hit two merchant ships in the middle of nowhere, there is a related thread on Zig Forums at the moment, if you explain your desire to know more I'm sure you'll get a much more thorough explanation than mine
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Wait, what? Is this really real? Haven't used joogle for a few years already, spoonfeed me plox

i've noticed that too user. really terrible search results.
you may be right.

google is a cancer.

stop using them.

starve the beast.

Telling people not to use Google isn't really that useful if they don't know of an alternative.

There are plenty of alternatives for every service they offer.

They're not perfect, but it's smarter than to put all your eggs into one basket.

Back to /g/.

Look, they're alternatives to Google, not your Gentoo-based Raspberry Pi phone and gopher indices.
You have to trust someone, but it better not be Google.

i just used image search on google you retards

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The quicker that google shoots itself in the foot, the quicker we can move on to something better. After that, it's trying to hasten the death of facebook, twitter and wikipedia.

What does that even mean?

I would trust Android over iOS any fucking day. And DuckDuckGo is literally the worst alternative you could have possibly stated. There are SEVERAL other, much better alternatives. Even Bing would be a better alternative.

Dailymotion runs a ton of google scripts.

They can be blocked but eh.


Just how? Please explain without pure contrarianism.
I accpet pure AOSP as better than iOS, but as what people can actually buy and use, I'll recommend Apple over Goolge any day of the week.

YouTube is probably the hardest to replace, which makes sense considering the billions it costs Alphabet to keep it afloat.

Daily reminder that if you have an android phone Google is watching your every move.

Better image results. Less censorship to support a certain (((agenda))).

Then you're a fucking retard. Apple is far worse in every way.

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root your phone and ungoogle it

By "google scripts", I'm guessing he's referring to Google CDN's but doesn't quite understand well enough what he's talking about to be anything but intentionally vague. It's absurd because that issue can be solved incredibly easily.

What was the purpose of your post?

Don't kid yourself; all smartphones are inherently insecure. That's part of their design.

they say no image search in google.... just use their servers and block their spyware, double win for us

What? Who? What the fuck are you talking about?


Apple doesn't have trackers embedded in 90% of webpages, just for starters.

Google is the worst tech company in the world for privacy by a significant margin.

What the fuck are you even blathering on about?

thats waht OP said, they took out image button

Ah, yes, arguing about how Evil Corporation A is slightly less evil than Evil Corporation B is going to achieve a whole lot.

Removing the "view image" button isn't the same as removing image search altogether, you fucking imbeciles.

To get android to stop tracking your location you can't install any gapps so your phone can't download anything from the google play store which is the majority of the apps.

and even then it still pings google IPs.

Choosing ios over chromeos or android is net benefit for user privacy.

Google has an almost inescapable net and apple provides one of the few safe zones.

Imagine a world where people use android phones to browse with google chrome to access their gmail and watch videos on youtube with their google fiber connection. That's the world google wants to create.

Again, all smartphones are inherently insecure--which is why I don't own one, but even I know about projects like Replicant. You're just an idiot.

You're still a proprietary cuck.

ReplicantOS, LineageOS etc do not "just werk" and in some cases they don't work on certain phones at all.

Your grandmother is not going to be rooting her android phone any time soon.

well then i have no clue what the fuck your talking about then cunt bag. i right click image then click view image.... no need to be an asshole just cause your anonymous here fucking dipshit

That's all but dead, they've managed to port a 2 yo OS to a 6 yo phone, and kudos to them, but it's not a viable choice almost anyone to run around with a libre wifi dongle and have no security updates on the most popular web platform in history.

you talk like that to me in real life id fucking bash your fucking brains in with a bat

Wow, that's a radically different claim from the one you were making a second ago when you implied the entire service was nixed. To be fair, the OP is stupid; it didn't even link an article. What it's talking about is the "image view" button that appeared when you clicked on a picture. The significance of this is that it's harder for laymen to download images, deterring "theft" of images. It's not like the whole option is gone.

I...don't even know how to respond to this. Are you being ironic?

I think the whole issue is around having one step more to download the fullsize image instead of the thumbnail, a mild annoyance, but meaningful in the context of Google deliberately offering a worse product to it's customers.

That's not really the point, but, yeah, I concede. Maybe iOS in one sense is a more pragmatic choice, but that doesn't really justify owning an smartphone and subscribing to these unethical services in the first place--and you'd be remiss to think that Apple doesn't have their own counterparts to most Google services or exploit their users just as much; it's just that the Apple walled-garden ecosystem happens to be a lot more insular. It certainly doesn't justify recommending iOS to anyone simply because it's slightly less evil than (but relatively as abysmal) Google's Android. That's just absurd.

Yes, that's what I just said.

i never said it was nixed

I meant to respond to , . It's amazing how I was literally criticizing you for something you never said, yet you still somehow managed to get into a heated Internet argument with me rather than just correct me.

no i am not, i am sharing my feelings. most people on here are just fucking assholes. why? maybe cause the are anonymous so they get their jollys off on be dick heads to people they dont even know. i would bash your fucking face in, cause your an ignorant cunt who cant explain shit with out being an ass.

Recommending is a strong word, and everyone here is aware of the danger of smartphones in general, but I'm being realistic about this.
You will not convert people to abandon phones, they're too useful and convenient to ever achieve that, so I'd rather take the lesser evil, and the walled-garden is a big part of that.
I shudder whenever I see my friends and famiily downloading any malware-ridden app form the Play Store because 'everybody else does it', and frankly a computer designed to be handled by idiots and protecting them from themselves is just what they need. I'm talking about MDs and lawyers here, mind you.

Very few people realize how technology has the potential of being, and despite all disagreements, that's why we congregate here, but that doesn't mean everybody else doesn't matter.
We need a sensible approach to privacy and security, not absolutist purity spiralling.

i dont like correcting people...

unless its something that is a big deal, what you said didnt bother me and i just let shit slid. i try my hardest not to be a dick, but sometimes i just cant help it...

Maybe it's because you write like a recalcitrant cave man? I don't know. Figure it out, Mr. Tough Guy.

Oh, here we have a sensitive drama queen, and an imbecile one. I can sense some sort of fakeness from your statements also, are you here just to cause problems? Fuck off, really.


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i didnt say anyone does...

There's never going to be a reasonable amendment to something that's just inherently bad. If things aren't good, then that's all the more reason why you should spend time making positive contributions to projects that do solve these problems in an ethical way.

Yes, but somehow I feel like DRM isn't the solution.

Don't be absurd. Everyone knows the earth is only 6000 years old.

Wait, fakeness from whom? And in what way?

he thinks im fake cause i said id bash his face in cause he cant relay data without being a dickhead. little does he know all 3 of those pple he pointed out arnt me

Too dumb to capitalize your letters mate?

Too dumb to use an Oxford Comma, mate?


Too dumb not to splice two independent clauses with a coma in lieu of a semicolon, mate?

I can personally say that I can literally not use Google Images anymore. I'm one of the crowd that brushes off the freetards crusade against Jewgle search in general but Google Images is officially un-fucking usable now. I actually have to find a new image search. They force me to visit web pages to hunt down images if I want the original. It's infuriating

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Hehe, yes fellow DRM-consuming citizen, I too am not compromised of "free-think!"

It's too bad there's not really a viable alternative to Google Images besides DuckDuckGo's image search though. And even then, reverse image search services like TinEye or saucenao really pale in comparison to Google.

Actually, I just passed through the comments, I'm not the guy you said you would bash (what an infantile response) and it was just obvious that you are a retard that I didn't resist saying some deserved shit to you.
Cry me a river, little girl.

I'm not sure what you're trying to convey.

Let's all just ignore the brainlet and move on.

I love this thread.