27 May '12, 7pm

Microsoft to Google: Cut links from search

CALIFORNIA - Microsoft has asked Google to remove more than 500,000 links from its search index last month, new figures published by the search giant show. The majority of the links direct people to websites selling pirated Microsoft software, according to Google's data. Google has decided to reveal the requests and data as part of its transparency push around what dictates its search results. However, interestingly some of the links which Microsoft has requested that Google removes are still live via its own search engine Bing. Google made the announcement via a blog post: "Today we're expanding the Transparency Report with a new section on copyright. Specifically, we're disclosing the number of requests we get from copyright owners (and the organisations that represent them) to remove Google Search results because they allegedly link to infringing content. "We're startin...

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