When you're a billion-dollar empire, it's only a matter of time before you become public enemy No. 1. Take Google, for example. Ever since the search leader emerged as a tech giant, it's been under heavy scrutiny for its revolutionary online products and technologies, serving as a scapegoat for a number of incidents that have transpired across the globe. It's gotten to the point where even former CEO Eric Schmidt admitted that the company had become accustomed to taking the blame for everything. Terrorist attacks, market share drops, car accidents, and stolen property—you name it, Google's been accused of it. Today news broke that Google has reached a $7 million settlement with 38 U.S. states for allegedly harvesting emails, passwords, and web histories from people's Wi-Fi networks via its Street View cars. In a statement to the press Google said it was pleased to resolve the issue. If only it was always this lucky. Here’s a look at the 15 Most Ridiculous Things Blamed On Google.
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