Using Google for Background Checks on People
search engine web sends us three interesting tales on "Googling":
The first concerns a lawsuit filed by an accountant versus several search engines (including Google) claiming that the results of his search for his own name constitute libel.
The second concerns a teen who learned by Googling his name that he was being searched for by his custodial parent (which wasn't the one he had had lived with for the past 14 years).
The third describes how a woman, curious about the man she was going on a date with, discovered that he was a fugitive.
These bring up some interesting issues: is there any expectation of privacy on the internet? are search engines liable for incorrect results?