Google, Microsoft, Facebook receive notice from Indian court over illegal activities


Silicon Valley giants have found themselves in legal hot water in India.  

India’s top court has expressed concern over illegal activities and cyber abuse that occur on Facebook as well as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo search engines. 

The Supreme Court has sent notice to the companies asking why they aren’t preventing users from behaviors including circulating rape videos and posting other private content without the subjects’ consent. The companies have until Jan. 9 to respond. 

The matter was brought to the court by Prajwala, a Hyderabad-based NGO, which requested the service providers remove offensive materials immediately after the content was brought to their attention.  Read more…

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