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Google Ordered to Change Autocomplete Function in Japan

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BBC News: A Japanese court has ordered Google to remove certain terms from its autocomplete function. An unnamed man sued the search giant in that country because the autocomplete feature linked him with crimes he did not commit, making it difficult for him to find employment. Another man with the same name actually committed the crimes.

Google responded by saying, “Google does not determine these terms manually – all of the queries shown in autocomplete have been typed previously by other Google users.” The company said it is currently “reviewing the order.”

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