Google glitch messes up currency exchange rates

The dollar was shown trading at Rs76, while Dirham was at Rs20.76

Tech Desk January 16, 2019
A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Search engine giant, Google, glitched late on Tuesday evening with its currency exchange tool showing conversion rates to be much lower than they actually were.

Pakistanis were delighted as the now-fixed glitched showed a dollar for Rs76 as compared to the original Rs140.14, and the Emirati Dirham at Rs20.76 as compared to the actual Rs38.15 per Dirham.

Google, however, has never claimed that their converter should be the only source of checking conversion rates, and the disclaimer tab covers everything from the delays in updating the rates of exchange to offering no guarantees on the displayed numbers.

The disclaimer states, “Google cannot guarantee the accuracy of the exchange rates displayed. You should confirm current rates before making any transactions that could be affected by changes in the exchange rates.”

Following the fiasco, Pakistanis took to Twitter to jokingly praise the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government for delivering on its promise of positive change. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB



Helal Enver | 2 years ago | Reply Google also doing 10 year challenge ;)
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