Apple has gone through of lot of bumps lately, starting with the massive celebrity nude pictures that were obtained after hackers got access to private iCloud accounts, a faulty iOS 8.0.1 update and iPhones bending away in people’s pockets. Today, we’re going to take a look at the latest Google news: it appears that Google is being threatened with a $100 million lawsuit over celebrity nude pictures.
Is the Tech Giant Responsible for the Celebrity Nude Pictures Leak?
Law firm Lavely & Singer is threatening to sue Google over the celebrity nude pictures leak. The law firm is said to legally counsel more than a dozen female celebrities, whose nude photos have been plastered all over the internet following the iCloud hack.
The question that’s on everybody’s mind is: Is Google responsible? Some believe so, while others don’t think Google had any influence on how the entire situation was handled. An official statement was released by one of the lawyers at the firm:
Although it has been approximately four weeks since we sent our first DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) notice to Google, and well over a dozen additional notices and warnings have been sent to you since then, many of the images are still available on Google’s sites.
Should Google be the good guy and remove all the online photos from its search engines? The statement continued:
Rather than be the transgressor, Google should set the example for all other operators and providers. In Google’s own words,’ Don’t be evil.’
This issue is an age-old issue of whether or not Google is responsible for users who search of bad things online. Should Google simply remove any sensitive material? Who gets to decide what sensitive material is?
What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you think that Google has helped the hackers in this celebrity nude pictures leak? Drop us a line in the comment section below.