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Submission + - French court frowns on Google autocomplete, issues (

Lexx Greatrex writes: Google had been sued by insurance company Lyonnaise de Garantie, which was offended by search results including the word "escroc," meaning crook, according to a story posted Tuesday by the Courthouse News Service. "Google had argued that it was not liable since the word, added under Google Suggest, was the result of an automatic algorithm and did not come from human thought," the article states. "A Paris court ruled against Google, however, pointing out that the search engine ignored requests to remove the offending word... In addition to the fine, Google must also remove the term from searches associated with Lyonnaise de Garantie."

Submission + - Google's new language "Go" ... (

Lexx Greatrex writes: Go is a new experimental language from Google labs. It is still in early stages of maturity, but there is more than enough of it to get the feeling of what the intentions of the final product are; and sadly this language appears destined for the language FAIL file.

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