Google Images Search doesn't want to let you disable SafeSearch anymore. Here's a workaround.

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  1. Fraud Based Economy

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    http://www.webpronews.com/google-preventing-u-s-users-from-disabling-safesearch-2012-12

    Right, I think that I've got a fix for this. It is possible to force off the safe search by modifying the string for the search query located in the navigation bar.

    Example: The search for the term "blowjob" by default yields the following search string.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=blo....0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.isXnW9T_z_s&oq=blowjob

    SafeSearch is set to Moderate here. Now, to turn off SafeSearch add the text &safe=off right after your search term. So the search string becomes the following.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=blowjob&safe=off&tbm=isch&sout=1&biw=1246&bih=736&gs_l=img.3...0.0.0.2247.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.isXnW9T_z_s&oq=blowjob

    I'm using the basic Google Image Search and it says "SafeSearch is off." It also did display additional explicit images. So there you go.

    Not an ideal solution I know, but it seems to work. And for reference I'm in one of the zones affected by this right now and performed my searching using the regular images.google.com website.

    Your welcome.
     
  2. KoalaRimjob

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    Obama should have used Threat Management Gateway, It has safe search enforcement.
     
  3. Spin

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    Damn anyone know of any search engine alternatives. I searched google but nothing good came up.