Google Is Again Allowed to Scrape Content From Yelp, Other Websites

Dec 27, 2017 - Fortune

As of Wednesday, Google can revert to its old practice of scraping content from third-party sites like Yelp and using it on their own search results pages. But the tech giant insists it will stick to an agreement it made with the Federal Trade Commission, even though it just expired.

Google agreed in 2012, as part of a major antitrust settlement with the U.S., to let sites opt out of web crawling, a practice that websites complained allowed Google to unfairly make money off of another comp...