engine - 12:44 pm on Jan 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google Fined In France Over Autocomplete [blogs.wsj.com]
A French court fined Google $65,000 because the search engine’s autocomplete function prompts the French word for crook when users type the name of a certain company.
Lyonnaise de Garantie, an insurance company, said staffers at Google should have monitored linked words better.
Google had argued that it was not liable since the word, added under Google Suggest, was the result of an automatic algorithm and did not come from human thought.
Google And Irish Hotel Settle 'Autocomplete' Lawsuit [webmasterworld.com]