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The company was threatened yesterday with a $100m suit by lawyers representing some of the stars whose photos were stolen from their hacked celebrity iCloud accounts and published online. The lawyers have accused Google of ignoring take down requests for the images hosted on Google properties, but the search giant has claimed it took rapid action.
"We've removed tens of thousands of pictures — within hours of the requests being made — and we have closed hundreds of accounts," Google said in a statement to ZDNet. "The internet is used for many good things. Stealing people's private photos is not one of them."Google Threatened With $100 Million Lawsuit Over Stolen Photos Online [zdnet.com]
An attorney who represents a number of the Hollywood actresses whose nude photos were leaked in “the Fappening” last month has threatened to sue Google for doing too little to take the pictures offline. The lawyer, complaining that many of the images are still available on Blogspot and YouTube, asserted that Google is “making millions from the victimization of women.”
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