Spyware/Google/Copyright



Spyware make WhenU has been caught using search engine cloaking in order to redirect users to content that is favorable to WhenU. Ben Edelman found that WhenU redirected users to copies of copyrighted articles if the HTTP referer was from Google. This also caused sites critical of WhenU to be pushed down in Google’s ranking. Ben’s disclosure led both Google and Yahoo to remove WhenU from their search results.

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