In its recent initial public offering filing, Facebook said its number of active users in Brazil had nearly tripled infinally placing it ahead of Google Inc's Orkut service as the No.
Needless to say, this is a very serious offence. The Brazillian government had initially approached Orkut to cooperate with them on this issue but were turned down because the personal details of the perpetrators was supposedly held by Google Inc. Google has agreed to develop image filters on Orkut that will detect and prevent the uploading of child pornography.
They have also decided to keep records of any data that looks suspicious for a period of 6 months instead of the usual 1 month. Considering the seriousness of the issue at hand, Google defended their earlier refusal to hand over personal data of the paedophiles using Orkut by saying that handing over the required information was not an issue, but they had not received any official communication in this regard so far.
Brazilian police will be given access to 3, private photo albums on Orkut that may contain child pornography.
So far, user IPs and navigation logs of over 1, cases have been handed over by Google to the Brazilian authorities. Some prosecutors have threatened civil and criminal suits against Google, though, if details are not revealed soon.Google Transparency Report.
Google second attempt at a social network after Buzz in the US at least. Buzz was shut down shortly after it was created because they turned it on for everyone, and instantly connected you to everyone you’d ever emailed while also giving everyone your personal . Google said it will shut down Orkut, which is widely used in Brazil and India but hasn't caught on more broadly, on September 30, to focus on its other social networking initiatives.
Shutting down. I'm the guy alphabetnyc.com was named after. In when Google announced that orkut would be shutting down, it was a sad moment for us. orkut had become a community of over million people and was such an amazing adventure for all of us.
Natalie Lamarche Monroe College Case Study #3: Google’s Orkut in Brazil: What’s So Social about It? In the past few years, social networks have become very popular and the norm in everybody’s life.
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Apr 09, · Hatemongering on Orkut has been decried in the United States and elsewhere, but it is in Brazil that the biggest effort is under way to halt the problem and confront Google's seemingly tight.