Bing modifies its handling of Right to be Forgotten requests

The Right to be Forgotten saga is one of the more interesting stories surrounding Google (for me anyway, since I was the oldest sibling this is how I watch big brothers fight).

A Florida Judge Rules Google Must Face Trial Over Site Removals From SERPs

This lawsuit can proceed, says the judge. However, don't get too excited just yet as Google usually manages to come out without a case to answer.

ISIS hacks the wrong Google

On Monday, an ISIS-associated hacker group named Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA) announced their plans to hack Google.

Critical glibc GHOST Bug: All Linux Machines Vulnerable

This is a significant issue, and I wonder that it's not getting the exposure it deserves. potentailly, there are many, many systems that may be vulnerable.

Right to be Forgotten going global

The Chronicles of Being Forgotten continue.

Ryanair To Sue Google Over Misleading Adverts

Ryanair sent Google's Eric Schmidt its complaint, but it never got an answer, so it has decided to take Google to court over what it describes as misleading adverts.

In its first year, Google Pirate hurt only the torrent sites

Remember the Google Pirate algorithm update? The company acted as swashbucklers against online piracy, but a year later it looks like it only hurt torrent sites.

New Firefox Platforms Will Launch Without Plugin Support

In a strange twist of fate, long and recently maligned Adobe Flash will be the only supported plugin in the next iteration of Mozilla Firefox.

New Raventools study reveals most common page issue metrics

Some highlights:

Google's Knowledge Graph Says: Don't Quit Your Day Job

A bit of fun for today. From the Twittersphere, Google for "cartoonist" and you'll get a little career advice right away.

67% of consumers read your reviews: good is Good but a little bad is Great

Moz just published a study of 1000 consumers, revealing that 67% of consumers - that's more than

More demands made in the quest to be forgotten

By now, most SEOs are familiar with the Right to Be Forgotten legislation in Europe, which allows individuals to request removal of content surrounding their name from Google's index.

Will Google Algorithm Be Fair One Day?

A very interesting article (and lots of more great content linked to from it) on how search algorithm is

Star Wars Domain Battle Won by Disney

I couldn't resist a tile like that, sorry!

According to Nominet, the star wars domain names held by this UK company have to be handed over to Disney.

Notable vs Newsworthy on Wikipedia - "Is Danny Sullivan notable enough for his own page?"

Over on Bill Slawski's Google Plus page there's an interesting discussion about what Wikipedia considers "notable" going on.

Outsourcing for Productivity

Found an interesting thread on WebmasterWorld today about outsourcing some tasks to places like Fiverr, mturk, cragslist, odesk/upwork,

Promotional domains: Don't let them expire too soon.

A famous ketchup manufacturer let one of its promo domain lapse, and a savvy adult webmaster picked it up.

15 Days to be Forgotten in France; Euro news liable for user comments

Some legislation passed in Europe has been hitting the news lately.

Yahoo! Maps shutting down

Today, Yahoo! published their Q2 progress report.

Surge in referral spam (and some tips for stopping it)

Have you noticed a surge in referral visits to your website lately? When you try to track them down, does it only lead to confusion?