Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Canada’s Supreme Court Rules Google Must Block Certain Search Results Worldwide"

It may be time to bid adieu to the GOOG and go retro.Maybe Alta Vista? Nope, bought by Yahoo, shut down.
Lycos? Hmmm... the results appear to be 95% ads.
Excite? Ewww, now called My Excite, that's vaguely disturbing.

I do like the new Google News.
It seems to believe I am a 14 year old girl who thinks Nikola Tesla is dreamy.
Maybe we stick with Google for a while. At home. And quit saying ewww...
Don't mention the My Excite.
To anyone.

From The Verge:
The landmark ruling could have far-reaching implications
Canada’s Supreme Court upheld a British Columbia court ruling today that ordered Google to de-list entire domains and websites from its global search index.

The 7-2 landmark ruling stems from case Google v. Equustek, which began when BC-based technology company Equustek Solutions accused distributor Datalink Technology Gateways of relabeling one of its products and selling it as their own online. Further, Equustek also claimed Datalink acquired trade secrets in order to create a similar competing product. Datalink first denied the accusations, then fled the province, continuing business operations mostly outside of Canada. Datalink representatives never appeared in court, and Equustek won default judgment.

Though Google was never directly named in the lawsuit, Equustek requested that the search engine remove Datalink search results until the allegations could be tested. Google did so voluntarily, de-indexing over 300 websites associated with Datalink, but only on the Canadian version of the search engine. 

The Supreme Court of BC then granted a broader injunction ordering Google to stop displaying search results globally for any Datalink websites, which Google appealed in the Supreme Court of Canada. The court found in favor of Equustek, rejecting Google’s argument that the right to freedom of expression should have prevented the order from being issued....

Meanwhile the Register is going with this image: