iWorld

Nude pics land Yahoo! in trouble

MUMBAI: Cecilia Barnes spells Rs $ 3 million for search engine giant Yahoo Inc, and how? Oregon-based Barnes has sued the company for that amount for failing to remove nude photos of her from the profile of her former boyfriend.

 

Barnes, 48, has claimed in the lawsuit that her former boyfriend began posting naked pictures of her in Yahoo! profiles. Also included were her personal mail ids along with phone numbers. The photos were taken and posted on the net without her consent

"Due to these profiles and online chats, unknown men would arrive without warning at the plaintiff's work station expecting to engage in sexual relations with her," the lawsuit claims.

 

 

According to media reports, Barnes had informed the company of these activities in January asking them to take action against her former boyfriend, though she failed to receive any feedback from the company. More attempts to get these images removed from the Internet failed in the following months leading to this lawsuit.

The important bit however is the fact that she did receive a verbal communication from Yahoo! director of communications Mary Osako, who promised that the images would be removed from the online profile database. Laws in United States, however, protect the online companies from lawsuits pertaining to information that is published by third parties.

Early this month, the internet was abuzz with stories concerning the $10 million lawsuit filed on 9 May against Yahoo!, which charges that co-defendant Mark Bates and others were allowed to share child pornography on a site provided by the Yahoo! Groups service. A site called Candyman allegedly was created by Bates using Yahoo! resources to share child porn.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/zee5.jpg?itok=RAIo1qRf
ZEE5 introduces special subscription packs for kannada audience

Following through on its vision of becoming the largest multi-language entertainment OTT platform, ZEE5 announced its special subscription packs for the Kannada speaking audience.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/eros.jpg?itok=5BVe8Lhw
TV Se Pehle Manmarziyaan & Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi get digital premiere on Eros Now

Eros International PLC (NYSE: EROS) (“Eros”), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced today that Eros Now

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/ze.jpg?itok=6fqgYc4c
ZEE5 launches 8 new Tamil originals

ZEE5 announced a line-up of eight Originals to strengthen its Tamil content offering – this will be a combination of web series as also movies.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/mathews.jpg?itok=tWN7yiZG
5G to challenge 4G services: Jio President

With time, third generation services (3G) were replaced by fourth generation services (4G) and Reliance Jio played a vital role in the transforming phase.

iWorld Telecom
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/10/anat.jpg?itok=lcVDXeQ7
Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan quits

Myntra’s chief executive officer (CEO) Ananth Narayanan has resigned and Flipkart executive Amar Nagaram will head Myntra, according to a report by Livemint.

iWorld e-commerce
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/07/dhanbad.jpg?itok=UsVaq8ob
Crime, Camera, Action like never before...

Dhanbad Blues – hoichoi's latest Original revealed its poster on 5th December which had veteran actor, Rajatava Dutta

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/07/zee5.jpg?itok=5tpEwmGW
ZEE5 announces partnership with Zeasn

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s digital entertainment platform, ZEE5, today announced a key strategic alliance with home digital entertainment service provider, Zeasn.

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/07/eros.jpg?itok=rzOkdT4P
Eros Now Begins Production of Original Series FLESH starring Swara Bhasker

Eros International PLC (NYSE: EROS) (“Eros”), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced today that Eros Now, its cutting edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform, has launched another intriguing and compelling original web series, FLESH...

iWorld Over The Top Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/12/07/amazon.jpg?itok=6QwaYj35
OnePlus 6T customer from New Delhi becomes the first-ever ‘OnePlus Lucky Star’

Amazon.in, in association with OnePlus, the leading premium smartphone maker announced its unique ‘OnePlus Lucky Star’ campaign last week to celebrate the fourth anniversary of their partnership.

iWorld e-commerce

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories