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Google wins patent for spoiler-free surfing

A patent was awarded to Google on Tuesday for a program that would track your progress with content such as movies, books and TV shows and block social media posts that could carry spoilers.

tech reviews Updated: Apr 09, 2015 15:13 IST
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A patent was awarded to Google on Tuesday for a program that would track your progress with content such as movies, books and TV shows and block social media posts that could carry spoilers.

The patent, as spotted by Quartz, would blur out the potentially offending post, and a warning message would pop up, asking the user if they want to read it.

It is not clear which social networks Google would hope to integrate with, nor, of course, whether the company has real plans to develop the service.