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  1. Google Will Alert Searchers About 'Right to Be Forgotten' Link Removals

    It's unclear exactly how this will look, but the report claimed that Google might flag results similar to the way it does illegal content, such as copyright infringing material. Google plans to flag links that it censors due to Europe's recent...

  2. Google Must 'Forget' Unfavorable Search Results in Europe

    There is also the possibility that the links will only be removed from that particular country's version of Google, similarly to how it removes hate speech and Holocaust denial related links in both France and Germany, as both are illegal in those...

  3. States Legalize Marijuana, But Google, Facebook, Twitter Just Say No to Pot Ads

    While states like Colorado and Washington may have legalized recreational marijuana use, weed is still illegal on the federal level. Google's policy on illegal drugs and psychoactive substances states that the search engine does not allow: the...

  4. Google Blocks Child Abuse Images on 100,000 Search Terms

    The move follows UK government calls made earlier this year for search engines and Internet service providers (ISPs) to do more to prevent access to illegal material. Google, along with Microsoft's Bing search engine, had already been showing pop...

  5. Fake Online Reviews Cost 19 Companies $350,000

    The FTC already considers fake reviews illegal. Regulators today announced their crackdown on illegal reviews, and have reached agreements with 19 different companies who will stop posting and soliciting fake reviews as well as pay $350,000 in...

  6. Why Google Will Reject, Block, or Flag Your Data Feed

    Google has a pre-set list of restricted products on Google Shopping, such as gambling and illegal drugs. Although Google seems to expect online merchants who get penalized or kicked off Google Shopping to understand why, this isn't always clear to...

  7. Bing Adds Pop-Up Child Abuse Warnings to UK Searchers

    Child abuse is illegal. If someone in the UK tries to use search terms on Bing which can only indicate they are looking for illegal child abuse content, they will activate the Bing notification platform, which will produce an on-screen notification...

  8. Google Under Fire Again for Providing Easy Access to Prescription Drugs

    Google is allowing illegal prescription drug activity online and profiting from it, according to a report by USA Today. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood claimed Google was up to its old tricks by allowing websites to be found that sell illegal...

  9. Is Google's Unified Privacy Policy Illegal in Europe?

    Google's privacy policies are under investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to see if they are illegal under UK law. The move comes after French data protection regulatory CNIL confirmed that Google had made no attempt to meets...