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Google Removes Private Medical Records from Search Results
In the recent light of events, in which medical institutions are targeted by hackers in terms of stealing medical records, Google makes a shift. For example, YouTube has been the target of criticism due to the fact that one could search for and find extremist content on the video search site. And in an attempt to stop this, Google has introduced new rules and has modified its algorithm to comply with the fight against extremist propaganda and hate speech.
If there are leaked medical records, this can be extremely damaging to the victims. It affects them both in financial and emotional terms. There are also future prospects that are affected, and also their personal, private lives. And since the indexing system that Google uses, this means that it will most surely catch anything publicly accessible on the internet.
The fact that Google removes private medical records is in conjunction with other algorithm updates that include removing revenge porn from its search results, as well as not endorsing other practices such as the extremist material next to ads on YouTube.
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