After being threatened with legal action by the victims of the headline-grabbing nude celebrity photo hacks, Google has made a move to delete them.
An official statement released by the search engine giant reads “We've removed tens of thousands of picture – within hours of the requests being made – and we have closed hundreds of accounts. The internet is used for many good things. Stealing people's private photos is not one of them.”
This week Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer penned a letter to Google execs Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, accusing the company of “blatantly unethical behavior” that has made their company “millions from the victimization of women.”
Acting on behalf of his unnamed clients, Singer threatened to sue the company for $100,000,000 if the images were not removed.