Japanese court orders Google to halt Instant search for suggesting one man be fired

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Mar 26, 2012  Engadget / Joseph Volpe541 Shares

Could Google Instant suggest you out of a job? According to one Japanese man’s claims, that search algorithm is precisely what landed him a pink slip and permanent spot on the unemployment line. The Kyodo News Agency is reporting that a string of unflattering searches performed by the plaintiff’s former employer allegedly linked him to a host of illegal and unflattering behavior, leading to his eventual termination…

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