Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:54

Government orders Google to change algorithm

Written by Nick Farrell



Stop promoting illegal goods


Three US state attorneys general want Google to change the way its search engine displays results to stop the sale of illegal goods. So far Google is not facing charges, but it is possible that it might do soon.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has accused Google of helping facilitate the sale of hot gear.After Google appeared to ignore him, Hood announced that he will subpoena Google’s business records to find out more about how its search engine works.
If he does succeed in getting that information, then Google might explain why it seems to have a campaign to kill off small news sites in favour of bigger ones. We are getting reports that readership figures of small tech sites have fallen by a quarter after Google changed its search algorithm recently.

Hood is teaming up with attorneys general from Virginia and Hawaii and accused Google of “assisting in the sale of prescription drugs without a prescription and intentionally ignoring reports of rogue pirate sites selling stolen music, movies, software and video games.”

Google has previously said it is working to fight the problem.


Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments