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Google's takedown policy: Celebrity nudes today, your right to know tomorrow?

Evan Schuman | Oct. 8, 2014
Google patted itself on the back for being responsive to a request to take down nude photos of celebrities. But it should have stressed that all such requests are subject to intensive due diligence.

To make myself clear: Google is right to take down legally unacceptable images. But when it does that, it needs to make it clear that its decision is based on an extensive due diligence effort. Google's customers need to know that their access to valuable information is not being hampered, and the disgruntled of the world need to know that kneejerk takedown requests won't work.


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