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Dour Germans Disapprove of Insulting Autocomplete Results

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Good news if you’re a) still dodging rumors about the massive piles of cocaine you did in college and b) German. Bloomberg News says a German high court has ruled that Google is responsible for anything libelous that might pop up in autocomplete.

“The search additions affect the plaintiff’s privacy rights as they convey the statement that there is a relationship between the plaintiff and the negative words,” the court ruled.

This is going to add, like, 15 minutes of work for Berliners trying to screen cult leaders and shady apartment brokers. Read More