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[ NNSquad ] Google Cracks Down on Mugshot Sites

Google Cracks Down on Mugshot Sites

http://j.mp/1abto9L  (Codeguard)

    "Several days ago Google implemented an update that has caused mugshot
     sites to lose the vast majority of their search traffic, and most
     importantly, the mugshot sites no longer rank for the names of the
     individuals pictured ... I'm very glad that Google did the right
     thing. A number of states have been trying to pass laws, and there's
     at least one class action lawsuit pending.  Instead of waiting for a
     patchwork of laws and court rulings that might not have been very
     effective, in one algorithmic swoop, Google appears to have cleaned up
     the problem."

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Super news. These mugshot sites are nothing more than extortionist vermin.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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