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Sex Offender Google'd and Arrested

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Google says it has zero problem scanning emails for child porn. This guy found out.


    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Glad they got this guy and he deserves whatever he gets, but the big takeaway on this is that Google is reading your email.
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Eh. You just have to live with this stuff. Privacy is a relatively recent idea in social history, and technology has made it pretty much dead.
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I wonder how much you could make creating an email service that guarantees total privacy.
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Maybe it'll send the criminals back to sending things in brown paper bags.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Damn! So you're saying all those naked pictures of my buddy's ex-gf are being scoped out by Google and the NSA?

    Lucky guys!
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    You can't make that guarantee. The government could and would come in and take care of that. Look at, say, Silk Road.
  8. The weakest link in a connection is at the ends; not in the middle.
  9. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Big takeaway? It's been going on for years.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Obviously, they've cooperated with authorities before, but this is the first I've heard of Google proactively reading someone's email and getting them arrested. If this is some sort of widely known role Google has taken upon itself as a private law enforcement agency, then I missed out on it.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Don't wanna get arrested? Don't download fucking child pornography.

    Howzat for a Starman answer?
  12. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    I was responding to "Google is reading your email," which deserves a "Duh" response.

    The big takeaway is that Google did this without a police inquiry or a warrant, as your second post clarified.
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