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Google Faces Lawsuit Over Search Suggestions

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    Google Faces Lawsuit Over Search Suggestions

    Toolbar directs users to pirated software, company claims.

    A Belgian company has refiled a lawsuit over search terms offered by Google's toolbar that it claims directs users to pirated software.

    The suit, originally filed in February, was refiled Wednesday by ServersCheck BVBA, a small company that makes network monitoring software, over Google's "Suggest" feature, included in the latest version of its search toolbar for Web browsers. When a user types in keywords for a search, the toolbar shows a drop-down menu of guesses related to those words.

    If ServersCheck is entered, Google generates suggested search terms such as "serverscheck crack," "serverscheck pro crack," and "serverscheck keygen," which lead to pirated software, said Maarten Van Laere, chief executive officer of ServersCheck.....

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