Google Moves to Block RSS Scraping

You'll note that in the left column, I've added an XML feed to this site, no thanks to Google. In related news, Google has threatened a British programmer who released code that allows creation of RSS feeds based on Google News.

Seems that Google doesn't subscribe to one of my favorite quotations, by Wes "Scoop" Nisker: "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own."


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