The internet titan Google has just deleted a great number of nude pictures that were ripped off from celebrities that are circulating in the internet.
The company stated that it already get rid of photos shortly after requests were made and also blocked hundreds of accounts. This is in reaction to Hollywood entertainment lawyer Marty Singer’s threat of filing a lawsuit against Google for privacy violations.
So also, the New York Post made public a letter which is directed at the senior staff of Google.
The letter avers that Google has failed in acting quickly and responsibly to get rid of the photos and was carrying on with the appalling ways of these unscrupulous perverts.
The photos are now circulated in various websites such as 4Chan, Reddit and Google’s YouTube and Blogspot.
Cara Delevingne and Jennifer Lawrence were among the bunch of stars that are pursued by cyber crooks who published their stolen images on various sites. .
The women who are part of the possible lawsuit have not disclosed but the legal papers said that, they are litigation counsel for more than a dozen celebrities.
Marty Singer said on his letter that the female celebrities would seek compensation for Google’s “blatantly unethical behavior” and “knowingly accommodating, facilitating, and perpetuating the unlawful conduct” of the cyber thieves. The popular lawyer added, “Google knows the images are hacked stolen property, private and confidential photos and videos unlawfully obtained and posted by pervert predators who are violating the victims’ privacy rights.”
Google retorted, “Our turnaround is generally hours, not weeks” and added “Of course people continue to post these images on the web, so – like other online services – we rely on people notifying us to help us take them down, whether by flagging content, or filing DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) requests.”
Other female stars that are on the radar of the hackers are head turners Kate Upton, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Google quipped: “We’re removing these photos for community guidelines and policy violations (eg nudity and privacy violation) on YouTube, Blogger and Google+.
“For search we have historically taken a different approach as we reflect what’s online – but we remove these images when we receive valid copyright (DMCA) notices.”