Using javascript, I tried pointing to a JSON from google at this URL:


Then I got the error:

Sorry, your computer or network may be sending automated queries. To protect our users, we cannot process your request right now.

Question: Is that supposed to happen? I would like to circumvent this error. I'm thinking I may have misunderstood how "open" their api is. Do I still need an authentication key or something? Is that hard to do -- and more importantly is it still free?

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I got the same error in the browser, so I guess your URL is old. Google Finance isn't an API (the API was shut down in 2012, so in effect you are just scraping)... Checkout Yahoo Finance or others for a more official unofficial API.

In the browser:


does work but without the &callback=?

see this link for a workaround


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