The Search - Chapter 8, Search, Privacy, Government, and Evil Summary & Analysis

John Battelle
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Chapter 8, Search, Privacy, Government, and Evil Summary

One of the potential problems with search is that public information that was formerly difficult to find is now at the fingertips of an Internet user. This can be a case of too much information for one's own good. What shows up in an Internet search about a private individual may be negative, like hits on divorce proceedings or criminal records. In the case of Mark Maughan, a blog site comes up that takes him to task for filing suit against Google regarding his information in the index. He did not like it when he filed the suit, but now things are arguably worse for Mr. Maughan. In another case, a son discovers that his mother abducted him after losing a custody battle. The son no longer talks with his mother. In other...

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