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IT’S TIME TO PUT GOOGLE ATOP OF THE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE LIST

by Mike Neuenschwander ~ February 3, 2009.
Permalink | Filed under: Hybrid Vigor, Social Trust Online.

The OWASP mailing list has been abuzz since Google inadvertently added warnings to all search results reading: “this site may harm your computer.” Surfers were often unable to access the sites by clicking links in the Google search results. This was caused by “human error”: a simple 1-character typo. In a world where fortunes are made and lost based on their Google ranking, and that ranking is subject to typos, perhaps the feds should have greater oversight of the Google’s operations? United Airlines would likely agree.

On another note: Great commentary in the WSJ yesterday about the tone of the Obama administration. The piece explores in depth a caution I offered in a recent post. The last paragraph of the commentary sums it up pretty well:

And that, along with those trumpeting declarations to the world that new leadership had now come to the United States, that we were now a nation worthy of the world’s trust — those speeches suggesting that after years of darkness America had now been rescued, just barely, from the abyss — will be in the end this president’s Achilles’ heel. Those are not, Mr. Obama may discover, tones that wear well in the course of a presidency.

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