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Sloppiness Censors Bing

A series of automatically generated takedown notices sent by Microsoft to Google accusing the U.S. federal government, Wikipedia, BBC, HuffPo, TechCrunch, and Microsoft Bing of infringing on Microsoft's copyrights demonstrates the need to have checks and balances when it comes to automation. BoingBoing tells us the takedown was aimed at early Windows 8 Beta leaks, and seemed to target its accusations based on the presence of the number 45 in the URLs.

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