Monday, February 21, 2005

Google under fire over autolinking

Google under fire over autolinking

Comparisons with Microsoft's long-dead and much-maligned 'Smart Tags' technology have cast a shadow over Google's latest toolbar.

Google's browser toolbar for Internet Explorer is raising eyebrows over a feature that inserts new hyperlinks in web pages, giving the internet search provider a powerful tool to funnel traffic to destinations of its choice.

Many web publishers and ecommerce companies have filed suit against application makers like Claria, formerly Gator, and WhenU for using their software.

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