Now you can un-Google yourself!

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Now you can un-Google yourself!

Post by jaclu » Fri May 30, 2014 6:32 pm

Starting today EU-citizens can request removal of items in the google space for queries that include their name where those results are “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.”

All that is needed is proof of EU-citizenship.
Where you reside is irrelevant, where the "offending" link is hosted is also irrelevant.
Basically its a global take down opportunity if you want to clear your (EU) name from bad hits.

https://support.google.com/legal/contac ... =websearch" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Now you can un-Google yourself!

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri May 30, 2014 7:46 pm

i wonder how this will extend beyond google, to things like the facebook scammers forum/etc?
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Re: Now you can un-Google yourself!

Post by General Mackevili » Sat May 31, 2014 6:34 pm

Only for EU citizens? Not fair.
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Re: Now you can un-Google yourself!

Post by Digg3r » Sat May 31, 2014 6:40 pm

I think it's fair to be able to remove links to pages that may be defamatory and untrue but to ask for a link to be deleted because it brings up a fact well, stiff shit. That's kind of the purpose of a search engine.
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Re: Now you can un-Google yourself!

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:26 am

Reading today 12 000 people un-googled themselves in the first twenty four hours.
Sorry, my fucking karma just ran over your dogma.
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