Google blacklists CNet

Google blacklists CNet, saying they won’t talk to reporters for a year, in reaction to a story that highlighted various information about Google CEO Eric Schmidt that could be considered sensitive, but was found through Google itself.

It’s interesting, because it seems so at odds with Google’s cleancut friendly image. I suppose it was a bit cheeky of CNet to use a Google executive as the subject of its searches, but the proliferation of personal information on Google and elsewhere on the Net is an important subject.

And if you’re wondering, yes, you can find this story in Google news.

(BTW, Lucas Heights nuclear reactor are nervous about Google Earth, though the Federal government doesn’t seem too concerned.)