ComputerWorld: ‘What if Google decided YOU were malware?’

Google screwed up massively this morning, identifying every page on the Internet as one that could “harm your computer.” Most users would click on a link, and instead of the page requested, received a big warning message. This went on for entire hour.

The company said that the problem was caused by “human error.”

Because the error essentially shut down Google for everyone in the entire world, the company fixed it immediately.

But what if Google made another error, and decided YOU were malware? What if the company, for whatever reason, came to the conclusion that you were a spammer, or a criminal, or somehow abused their rules? What if they simply invalidated your password to prevent you from using their many services?

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