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Google Ordered to Unmask Mystery Blogger in India August 15, 2008

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Wired, 14 August 2008

Google has been instructed to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger in a defamation lawsuit filed by an Indian construction company against them, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The blogger known only as “Toxic Writer,” is accused of attacking the Mumbai-based Gremach Infrastructure Equipments & Projects Ltd. in what they are calling a “hate campaign.” (read full article)

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Florida Criminal Case: Efforts to rein in online fight videos July 23, 2008

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Christian Science Monitor, 22 July 2008

Pressure builds on social-networking websites to do more to block such content. Legislation is afoot, too.

The images played out in shocking detail this spring: a group of Florida teens beating a girl and videotaping it to allegedly post online at YouTube and MySpace. Some of them face felony charges and the possibility of life in prison. (more)

Flipping hackers on the attack July 17, 2008

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the inquirer

Google has had its Hot Trends system hacked for the second time in seven days.

Last week a swastika appeared on Google Trends as a top queried term. It was removed and a spokesGoogle claimed that a link on a popular Internet bulletin board, 4Chan, was to blame.

Last night the most queried term on Google Trends was no longer a Swastika, it was the statement “ǝlƃooƃ noʎ ʞɔnɟ”.

So far no one has worked out how it could happen. Google claims the Hot Trends list is automatically generated by machines and algorithms that detect hot or breaking queries.

But flipped text seems to imply that there is a hacker involved rather than just people playing the system.