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Google fined for Orkut user’s comment

Monday, April 26th, 2010 | Personal | No Comments

Google was fined in Brazil for an Orkut user calling a priest a “pedophile”.

Ignorance and stupidity abound — around the world.

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Google executives convicted in Italy, because of uploaded content!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 | Personal | 1 Comment

According to an article on the BBC site, Google bosses convicted in Italy, three Google executives were convicted because they “allowed” someone to upload a video of an autistic kid being bullied.

From the article:

The Google employees were accused of breaking Italian law by allowing the video to be posted online.

Judge Oscar Magi absolved the three of defamation but convicted them of privacy violations.

The UK’s former Information Commissioner Richard Thomas said the case gave privacy laws a “bad name”.

The three employees, Peter Fleischer, David Drummond and George De Los Reyes, received suspended six-month sentences, while a fourth defendant, product manager Arvind Desikan, was acquitted.

David Drummond, chief legal officer at Google and one of those convicted, said he was “outraged” by the decision.

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