(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick


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Yet Another Person Sues Google Because They Don't Like Pornographic Results When People Search On Their Name

from the it-happens dept

You may recall the series of lawsuits filed by a woman named Bev Stayart who was quite upset about how certain search results on her name appeared. It appears that she's not the only one. Eric Goldman alerts us to a new lawsuit filed against Google by one Alex Petrov, who seems quite upset that when you search on his name, images that he doesn't appreciate show up. There doesn't seem to be any actual legal claim in the filing, so I would imagine it's not long for this world, but Petrov states that Google is purposely trying to "create an association between the name 'Alex Petrov' and sexual content and activities of an offensive nature." Sometimes it makes you wonder if, in lawsuits involving technology, they should make certain people prove they actually understand the technology about which they're suing.

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    Google, 24 Feb 2011 @ 7:03am

    You caught us.

    Greetings, Mr. Petrov. You have found us out. Yes, we here at Google Inc. were secretly trying to tie your name into our search engine, so that when people did a search, they would find pictures of questionable nature.

    We are sorry. :(

    - Google

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