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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
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posted in May 2006

Google's Blind Eye On Child Porn

5/8/2006
A politician in Nassau County, New York, has called Google on its dirty little secret. County rep Jeffrey Toback is suing Google for failing to block child porn and for profiting by placing ads alongside the illicit content. Toback may be right, but he's missing a key point that makes the issue more complicated. Law enforcement officials know Google is used by child pornographers and pedophiles, but rather than clamp down, they've been using Google themselves to pursue the bad guys.

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