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/pd [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
12 years ago3,531 views

" Google on Wednesday handed over data stored by suspected pedophiles on its Orkut social networking site to Brazilian authorities, ceding to pressure to lift its vow of confidentiality to its users, officials said.

The US Internet giant delivered 3,261 files to a Brazilian senate commission looking into allegations that illegal images of minors were posted in password-protected photo albums on the site. "

I am all for Google Handing the data for this type of Cause. However, the burning question would be, what if the Brazilian government targeting a couple of innocents – based on the political views etc ? What process would google have gone thru a due diglience process to ensure that each name was in fact a 'suspected pedophile' ??

This is tough one to call ,based on privacy and also adding the law..

breitbart.com/article.php?id=0 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Orkut is responsible of 90% of pedophilia complaints in Brazil.
There where an ultimatum, which ends...today.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

-> "Orkut is responsible of 90% of pedophilia complaints"

I am not denying that at all.

The question still remains.. how sure is Google that ALL of the 3,261 people are really part of the pedophilia thing ? Is there any chance that a single innocent person was also causally inserted into the Brazilian senate commission for reasons which were not related to pedophilia and google has handed over private data ?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Maybe Google should just close orkut or sell it.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Ionut : so they also should do that for Youtube, Google Video, Google Gr*o*u*p*s*... all filled with spam, p0rn and pedophilia

[put at-character here]/pd : sure? no. But big presumptions, yes.
3,261 profiles only for 50,400 cases, I suppose they have chosen the most important/serious of them.

(*) this forum's antispam doesn't allow us to write the name of this famous service.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Moved from "Google hands over data on suspected pedophiles to Brazil" – Tony]

Link to AFP's article:
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5i ...

"The US Internet giant delivered 3,261 files to a Brazilian senate commission looking into allegations that illegal images of minors were posted in restricted-access photo albums on the site.
...."

Above 6 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

FeRtoll [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

how can i join and help to catch them?

Satan [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

How is Orkut an efficient way to share kiddy porn? Why?

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