Earlier today Google responded to every search with the message ‘this site may harm your computer’. Google has apologised – with the official line that the mistake was caused by human error. The company said the glitch lasted for 40 minutes – which, in my view, is quite a long time for the world’s biggest and most influential search engine to remain effectively useless. The company has apologised to the owners of sites that were incorrectly labeled as ‘harmful’. It will be interesting to monitor how the company handles the inevitable criticism.
Tags: google, Google Inc., Henk Van Ess, Search Engine