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Olympic Athlete’s Mother Sues Google

Olympic Athlete’s Mother Sues Google

By WebProNews Staff April 14, 2009 | 4 Comments

The mother of a US Olympic speed skater has filed suit against Google demanding the company delete an alleged defamatory blog post published by a deceased blogger on Blogspot.

Winter Olympics fans were dazzled in 2006 by the performance of Shani Davis, the first African American speed skater to make the Olympic team. Davis went on to win gold and silver medals and set a number of world records.

Court: Blogspot Blogger May Remain Anonymous

Mayer Fertig at the Jewish Star on November 2nd reports (my link/ emphasis):

Google Disappears Facebook Code Blog

When Google-owned Blogger sends you a Digital Millennium Copyright Act take-down notice, at least they’re polite about it and liberally use the word "alleged." But they only ask once, as the person who posted Facebook’s source code on his Blogspot blog learned.

Google Asked To Reveal Blogger Identity
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Another anonymous blogger is in the defamation hot seat after anonymous commentators labeled a local school board member a "bigot," an "anit-Semite," and even "ugly." The target of those words didn’t take kindly to them and is demanding that Google reveal both the identity of the blogger and the commentators.

Blogspot and SEO
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Well it never just rains. It has to pour. I made an offer of some free SEO reviews a while back and a nasty confluence of happenings has upset my apple cart.

But I’m going to try and get some advice out to a few more people now. And this is going to be the toughest task I’ve had in a while. You see it never dawned on me that so many folk would be on hosted blogs. Let’s just say that optimising Blogspot is not a straight forward task.

Search Spam Comes From Few Places
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Microsoft researchers teamed up with University of California, Davis researchers to pinpoint exactly where "the bottleneck" of Web spam occurs and how legitimate advertisers inadvertently end up in bad neighborhoods. The majority of spam, they found out, comes from the same few places, and the middlemen are some names you might recognize.

Countries Blocking Blogspot

Ethan Zuckerman asks “what do India, Pakistan, China, and Ethiopia have in common?”

Blogger Says There Is No Search Box Policy

Blogger Buzz has posted that the story from late last week, where a BlogSpot user said he was told to remove the MSN Search box from his blog, never happened.

No MSN Search on Google’s BlogSpot

Nathan reports Google is not allowing a blogger to include an MSN Search box on a blog hosted at Blogspot.com.

BlogSpot Says No To MSN Search?

A BlogSpot blogger claims that he received an email from Google saying that the MSN Search box he had placed on his blog violated Blogger’s Terms Of Service.

Gotta Update Blogspot

Some people might find this interesting: According to Alexa, the contact person for all Blogger blogs is Pyra Labs Evan William.

Jews For Jesus Sues Google Over Blogspot

Jews For Jesus, that [unprintable] religion, has sued Google to get the rights for jewsforjesus.blogspot.com away from a critic of theirs.

Mark Cuban On Splogs And BlogSpot

The man behind the IceRocket blog search engine wrote in to clarify how they are dealing with spam blogs, and IceRocket’s stance on Google’s Blogger hosting service.

FTC Busts BlogSpot Spyware Ring
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The Federal Trade Commission has shut down three companies that tricked bloggers into placing code on their sites that delivered spyware to user machines.

Revolting Against Blog Spam

Call this one “How I learned to quit kvetching about spam filled blogs and actually do something about it,” courtesy of one blogger’s call to arms.