Google Ordered to Disable Autocomplete in Japan



A man sued Google in a Japanese court and won! That doesn't mean that Google will comply with the order, but here's what happened:
A Japanese court has ordered Google to shut down its autocomplete feature in Japan after a man took a complaint to court that said autocomplete feature was casting him in a negative light. The mans’ name was not revealed, though the complaint said autocomplete coupled his named with over 10,000 negative words, and it is negatively affecting his career.

Since it never occurred to me to do it before, I immediately Googled my name to see what autocomplete would come up with. Luckily, the results are pretty benign (though I'm disappointed that Neatorama didn't appear). Take a moment to do the same, if you haven't already, and then read the rest of the story at Geekosystem. Link

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This is ridiculous. My name is the same as a serial killer. Should I worry that it casts me in a negative light? Will potential employers believe that I'm predisposed to murder?
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The first one for my first name came up "fabulous." :) Adding my last only brings up "facebook" and "twitter" (and autocorrects my first name since I have an unusual spelling.
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