After Lawsuit, Google states it removed ‘tens of thousands’ of iCloud hack pics.
Tens of thousands of iCloud hacked photos including explicit images of Jennifer Lawrence have been removed.
The online giant were threatened with a $120 million lawsuit by lawyers acting for over a dozen of Hollywood stars – including Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingn and Rihanna – who had their private accounts hacked and personal images uploaded through the internet.
According to media source, a high profile 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”.
In response, Google stated: “Our turnaround is generally hours, not weeks.”
“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.”
As for search, the web giant says it has historically taken a different approach — removing items when they receive valid copyright notices.