Google Helps Parents Catch Son Searching For Porn

Jan 28, 2009 • 3:05 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

This is not really SEO related but I found this thread at Google Webmaster Help funny. A parent comes on, asks if there are any other ways porn sites can come up in their Google Web History without having access to their computer.

In short, it appears the parents were away and their son went on their computer. The son then conducted a few adult related searches and clicked on to adult sites. The parent is asking if there is any way that this search history could be easily manipulated. In short, the parent wants to know if their son actually used their computer to look at porn.

The only way, that I know of, to add search history to Google is to conduct searches on Google while signed into that Google account. So if someone hacked into your account and conducted searches, then that might be possible. But typically, hackers won't want to get your son busted for looking for porn. The parent signed off:

This answers my question & I thank you for Google help.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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Comments:

Tony Ruscoe

01/28/2009 11:51 am

<i>The only way, that I know of, to add search history to Google is to conduct searches on Google while signed into that Google account.</i> Or a site could embed a hidden search like this: http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-05-18-n30.html

Anon

01/28/2009 04:54 pm

yeah, yeah, musta been our son looking at that while we were gone, honey. It certainly wasn't ME! <'Nice' dad thowing his kid under the bus>

Rob Abdul

01/29/2009 12:30 pm

When I first read this article I thought there were quite a lot of moral and privacy issues relating to his incident. I am going to presume the son mention is a minor and hence give my resolution to this matter. However unlikely it may seem that the computer in question may have been comprised by hackers; there have been cases where this has happened. As long as it can be proved that the date and time on the computer in question is correct. It can be examined by a computer forensics expert to recover data on that machine. I am of course speaking out of past experience.

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