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blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by falkor » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:15 am

Rosemary Port, a blogger who called a former Vogue model a "skank", has said she plans to sue Google for $15 million (£9.1 million) for allegedly failing to protect her privacy after the company was ordered to reveal her name to a court in New York.

By Paul Thompson
Published: 10:45PM BST 24 Aug 2009

Image LIskula Cohen sued to have the blogger identified
The 29-year-old fashion student was named as a result of a court case brought by the Canadian-born model Liskula Cohen, 37, who was angry that she had been called a series of offensive names on Miss Port's blog last year and threatened to sue her for defamation.

Miss Cohen won a landmark court ruling last week when a Manhattan judge said the author of the comments should be unmasked and asked Google, which owns Blogger.com the website that hosted the Skanks of NYC blog, to identify the anonymous author.

Google maintains that users agree to a privacy policy that allows the company to share personal information if required by a court.

"This has become a public spectacle and a circus that is not my doing," said Miss Port.

"Before her suit, there were probably two hits on my website. One from me looking at it, and one from her looking at it.

"That was before it became a spectacle. I feel my right to privacy has been violated."

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge forced Google to unmask Miss Port, rejecting Port's claim that blogs "serve as a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions, including invective and ranting" and should not be regarded as fact.

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Re: blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by DarkKnight » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:00 am

I thought we lived in a democracy ??? too right Google should be made to pay for invading our privacy (which they do on a daily basis).

They are a New World Order company anyways, people should wake up.
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Re: blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by falkor » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:13 am

yeah but people are free not to use Google DK

can you expand on your point a bit? :eyeLa:

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Re: blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by mj12cz » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:49 am

Its an interesting statement... the new World order is something I do not know much about but a lot is said about it.

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Re: blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by falkor » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:29 pm

DarkKnight wrote:I thought we lived in a democracy ??? too right Google should be made to pay for invading our privacy (which they do on a daily basis).

They are a New World Order company anyways, people should wake up.
DK I can't follow your reasoning at all

how do they invade our privacy on a daily basis? if people are narked they don't have to use google

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Re: blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by DarkKnight » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:24 pm

falkor wrote: DK I can't follow your reasoning at all

how do they invade our privacy on a daily basis? if people are narked they don't have to use google

You don't have to use Google or Youtube to be spied on by the same people, the next thing they have out now is a browser called Chrome, almost everyone uses Youtube and Google and they will all soon be browsing with Chrome, its quite the monumental take over.

Has no one else noticed bots and Trojans from Google either on their computer or website ?
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Re: blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by falkor » Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:35 pm

well trojans are certainly a threat but Google Bots are welcome AFAIK

does anybody else have a take on this? ;)

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Re: blogger to sue Google after identity revealed

Post by DarkKnight » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:57 pm

falkor wrote:well trojans are certainly a threat but Google Bots are welcome AFAIK

does anybody else have a take on this? ;)

Precisely my point, to a Site owner the help but what else are they doing while they are here ?

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