Google Threatened With Subpoena Over Painkiller Searches

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Friday threatened to subpoena Google Inc. if it doesn’t curb online access to counterfeit painkillers and pirated movies, a charge the search giant said it’s working feverishly to address.

In a statement, Hood suggested Google has failed to make simple changes to its algorithm that would prevent prominent search results for websites selling addictive prescription drugs or offering access to illicit copies of films, music, software and video games.

Further, the company’s autocomplete feature — which offers suggested searches after...
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