Shelly Palmer

Microsoft mistakenly asks Google to block CNN, Wikipedia and U.S. Govt sites, among others


Microsoft routinely asks Google to remove links from its search engine for webpages that display or distribute copyrighted material. While a majority of these sites tend to be piracy sites and torrent-hosting domains, sometimes even innocent and legitimate sites get caught in the mix. The problem is that many of these copyright holders use automated systems to identify and inform Google and other sites of infringements. These automated tools are susceptible to errors, though, as Microsoft’s latest filing reveals. Read the full story at Boy Genius Report.