Google flaw ignites hack talk - cover up or legitimate error?

Ghergich, founder of Ghergich & Co. , a search-engine marketing agency. “How does the largest search engine in the world roll out an update and not notice that 90 per cent of image search results show a car crash in Russia?

The problem may have been caused by an update to one of Google’s search algorithms, which control how queries are answered and results presented, according to Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of search engine DuckDuckGo.

A software bug disrupted some Google Inc. searches for roughly eight hours early Tuesday, displaying multiple images of what appeared to be a car crash in Russia and sparking speculation that Google had been hacked.

He said the fact that the glitch disrupted searches in many countries at the same time made it less likely the result of a hack, because Google search queries are handled by data centres in different regions of the world.

What do you think? Google cover up or legitimate error?

Read more here: Business Spectator


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