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You Autocomplete Me: Should Google Monitor Suggestions?

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A Hong Kong court found billionaire Albert Yeung has a right to go ahead with a defamation case against Google after a judge said the search engine has the ability to censor material. A Hong Kong court found billionaire Albert Yeung has a right to go ahead with a defamation case against Google after a judge said the search engine has the ability to censor material. 0 Comments

Google Blocks 'Racist' Search Suggestions for UK Cities

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Derogatory autocomplete results for cities in the UK have popped up, and Google has taken action to clean them up. After multiple legal battles all over the world, its possible Google is now picking its battles when it comes to autocomplete. Derogatory autocomplete results for cities in the UK have popped up, and Google has taken action to clean them up. After multiple legal battles all over the world, its possible Google is now picking its battles when it comes to autocomplete. 0 Comments

Google's Misogynistic Autocomplete Suggestions: Who's Responsible?

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A recent campaign by UN Women highlights misogyny in Google Autocomplete search suggestions. Is it realistic to think Google can play a significant part in changing perceptions around the world through its autocomplete suggestions (or lack thereof)? You decide. A recent campaign by UN Women highlights misogyny in Google Autocomplete search suggestions. Is it realistic to think Google can play a significant part in changing perceptions around the world through its autocomplete suggestions (or lack thereof)? You decide. 0 Comments

Bing Autosuggest Expands to Take on Instant Search, Knowledge Graph In One Fell Swoop

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Bing initially provided info directly in the search box for a celebrity, politician, athlete or a connection on LinkedIn with a public profile. This has now expanded to include brands, movies, albums, places, software, sport teams, animals, and more. Bing initially provided info directly in the search box for a celebrity, politician, athlete or a connection on LinkedIn with a public profile. This has now expanded to include brands, movies, albums, places, software, sport teams, animals, and more. 0 Comments

Germany Orders Google to Restrict Autocomplete Results

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In a ruling this week, a German federal court said Google must restrict information in autocomplete when it violates personal rights. The suit, filed by an unnamed man, claimed defamatory autocomplete suggestions on Google.de linked him to fraud. In a ruling this week, a German federal court said Google must restrict information in autocomplete when it violates personal rights. The suit, filed by an unnamed man, claimed defamatory autocomplete suggestions on Google.de linked him to fraud. 0 Comments

Google Fined $3,100 For Slanderous Search Suggestion in Japan

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A Japanese court has fined Google $3,100 for an autocomplete suggestion that linked an innocent man to criminal acts. Google has been asked to change its autocomplete feature, but Google isn't based in Japan, so the court can't enforce a change. A Japanese court has fined Google $3,100 for an autocomplete suggestion that linked an innocent man to criminal acts. Google has been asked to change its autocomplete feature, but Google isn't based in Japan, so the court can't enforce a change. 0 Comments

The Pirate Bay Now on Google's Search Blacklist

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Google will no longer suggest that visitors head to The Pirate Bay. The search giant has removed the website's name from its autocomplete suggestions. According to The Pirate Bay this sort of thing does not have much of an impact on its traffic. Google will no longer suggest that visitors head to The Pirate Bay. The search giant has removed the website's name from its autocomplete suggestions. According to The Pirate Bay this sort of thing does not have much of an impact on its traffic. 0 Comments

Google Sued by Germany’s Former First Lady for Prostitution-Related Search Suggestions

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Germany’s Bettina Wulff is taking Google to court over suggestions she is a prostitute in Google autocomplete results. Google can remove piracy autocomplete suggestions; should victims of defamation have the same protection? Germany’s Bettina Wulff is taking Google to court over suggestions she is a prostitute in Google autocomplete results. Google can remove piracy autocomplete suggestions; should victims of defamation have the same protection? 0 Comments

Google Reviews Japanese Court Order Demanding Removal of Autocomplete Terms

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A plaintiff claims to have lost his job and suffered great humiliation at the hands of Google, which displays more than 10,000 search results “defaming or disparaging” him. Tokyo District Court granted an injunction; Google is reviewing the order. A plaintiff claims to have lost his job and suffered great humiliation at the hands of Google, which displays more than 10,000 search results “defaming or disparaging” him. Tokyo District Court granted an injunction; Google is reviewing the order. 0 Comments

Panda, Fresher Results, Spelling Top Google’s January 2012 Search Updates

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A minor update to Google’s Panda update was released in January. This was just one of 14 other search changes Google announced. Others included fresher results, improvements to autocomplete, better spelling corrections, and auto-disabling Instant. A minor update to Google’s Panda update was released in January. This was just one of 14 other search changes Google announced. Others included fresher results, improvements to autocomplete, better spelling corrections, and auto-disabling Instant. 0 Comments

Google Searchers Use Autocomplete Most, Ignore Google Instant [Eye Tracking Study]

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New Rosetta study tests assumptions about five Google search features – Instant, Instant Previews, Places, universal search, and autocomplete – with the goal of better understanding searcher behavior to guide paid and organic strategies. New Rosetta study tests assumptions about five Google search features – Instant, Instant Previews, Places, universal search, and autocomplete – with the goal of better understanding searcher behavior to guide paid and organic strategies. 0 Comments

Irish Hotel Drops Autocomplete Defamation Case Against Google

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The Ballymascanlon Hotel in Ireland was suing Google for an autocomplete suggestion that implied the hotel was in financial trouble. That case has now been withdrawn, although no details of any settlement have been released. The Ballymascanlon Hotel in Ireland was suing Google for an autocomplete suggestion that implied the hotel was in financial trouble. That case has now been withdrawn, although no details of any settlement have been released. 0 Comments

Irish Hotel Takes Google to Court for Search Suggestion

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Google Autocomplete faces a new legal battle from the Irish hotel Ballymascanlon, whose name pulls up a Google auto-suggest that implies the company is in receivership. It is not, and the hotel is seeking an injunction against Google. Google Autocomplete faces a new legal battle from the Irish hotel Ballymascanlon, whose name pulls up a Google auto-suggest that implies the company is in receivership. It is not, and the hotel is seeking an injunction against Google. 0 Comments

Clearing Your Search History From Google And Other Search Engines

Ever gone to Google or another search engine using the Internet Explorer browser and noticed that some past searches you've performed were displayed below the search box? Don't blame (or thank) the search engine. It's your browser that's keeping the record, and it's one you may find yourself wishing to delete, from time to time. Ever gone to Google or another search engine using the Internet Explorer browser and noticed that some past searches you've performed were displayed below the search box? Don't blame (or thank) the search engine. It's your browser that's keeping the record, and it's one you may find yourself wishing to delete, from time to time. 0 Comments

Clearing Your Search History From Google And Other Search Engines

Ever gone to Google or another search engine using the Internet Explorer browser and noticed that some past searches you've performed were displayed below the search box? Don't blame (or thank) the search engine. It's your browser that's keeping the record, and it's one you may find yourself wishing to delete, from time to time. Ever gone to Google or another search engine using the Internet Explorer browser and noticed that some past searches you've performed were displayed below the search box? Don't blame (or thank) the search engine. It's your browser that's keeping the record, and it's one you may find yourself wishing to delete, from time to time. 0 Comments