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Spoiler alerts could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to Google's new patent

If you've missed an episode of your favorite show, you'll probably try to avoid Twitter the next day. But now, Google has a patent that could save you from living in fear of spoilers.

The "anti-spoiler" patent, which the U.S. awarded Google on Tuesday, suggests that Google plans to create a system to track your TV or movie viewing process, using social networks, and the system will hide information about shows or movies you haven't seen. That way, if a friend posts something about a Game of Thrones death, you won't be spoiled before watching the episode.

Quartz explains that Google's system would blur social media posts and create a pop-up warning message before displaying the potential spoiler. However, Google hasn't specified whether the system would be used with Facebook and Twitter, or with other social networks.