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Have You No Respect for Privacy?

Craig Brittain wants his picture taken down. He’s asked Google to stop linking to pages with his image and facts about him — including government records and news reports. “I strongly believe that the mainstream media uses revenge and shame narratives to exploit people and ruin their lives,” he complained. Observers say the law is on Google’s side. Also, there’s another industry Brittain says does something “not unlike” what he accuses the media of, and it happens to be the same industry he’s promised the Federal Trade Commission he’ll stay out of. The government says he used to have a “revenge” web site that posted women’s images without their clothes on and without their permission — sometimes including their names and phone numbers — and offering to take the pictures down for a $200–500 fee. (AC/Washington Post) ...Fortunately, the photo with this story shows Brittain with his clothes on.
Original Publication Date: 01 March 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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