Tuesday, November 25, 2014   

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:
German business confidence index Ifo rises in November (11-24 17:11)
Hang Seng, Shanghai jump on PBoC rate cute (11-24 16:31)
European stocks mixed at open (11-24 16:15)
Hang Seng jumps by lunch (11-24 12:26)
PBOC to inject liquidity if necessary (11-21 19:03)
China cuts interest rates (11-21 18:41)
Indexes track Connect (11-21 17:35)
ECB chief says will ramp up asset purchases 'without delay' (11-21 17:09)
European stocks rise at open (11-21 16:23)
Hang Seng ends higher (11-21 16:22)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 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 2014, 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.