A year back we reported about Dr. Eran Elhaik’s website suddenly disappearing from the top hit in google search. After various websites complained about it, the page came back to the top one week later.
That was before Google’s NSA ties were revealed and everyone argued that the missing search hit was probably a software upgrade. In another potential ‘software upgrade’, Google made news about warring Islamic group in Iraq disappear from top US searches, even though it appears everywhere else (e.g. Brazil, UK, Germany).