Thursday, March 5, 2015   

Autocomplete feature may get Google in legal trouble
(08-06 17:44)

A court has ruled that a Hong Kong tycoon can sue Google over its autocomplete results suggesting he has links to organized crime.
In a judgment released Wednesday, the court dismissed the Internet search giant's objections to tycoon Albert Yeung Sau-shing's defamation lawsuit.
Yeung filed the lawsuit after he failed to get Google to remove suggested terms related to triads, or organized crime gangs, in connection with searches for his name.
The billionaire's business empire includes an entertainment company that produces films and manages some of the city's biggest celebrities.
It's the latest legal headache for Google over its search service. Earlier this year, the European Union's top court ruled that Google and other search engines must respond to requests seeking removal of links to personal information. --AP   
Other Business breaking news:
Pharma tycoon Shanghvi dislodges Ambani from atop rich ranks (1 min ago)
Nikkei closes higher (15 mins ago)
(Fed transcripts) Bleak but accurate forecasts in 2009; dilly-dallying with politics (2 hrs 22 mins ago)
(Fed transcripts) Debates amid economic malaise and financial markets turmoil (2 hrs 33 mins ago)
Nikkei positive at break (03-05 12:28)
Hang Seng falls at break (03-05 12:14)
HK, Shanghai ease on sell-off (03-05 10:58)
Greece pays more for debt issuance (03-04 19:22)
IMF tells Sri Lanka no immediate need for US$4b loan (03-04 18:39)
RBS to shed 14,000 investment banking jobs (03-04 17:50)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.