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Vanity Googling Ends With Libel Suit

By - March 20, 2004

This is interesting: Man ‘Googles’ Himself, Sues for Libel

His lawyers blame PageRank…and want it taken offline.

LOS ANGELES — An accountant who said an Internet search engine returned “alarming” information about him and his firm sued Google, AOL, Time Warner and Yahoo! Friday for libel.

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2 thoughts on “Vanity Googling Ends With Libel Suit

  1. Wow, this guy needs a life.

  2. sirena says:

    I run Eudora 5.1 on a Windows 2000 machine. When someone attempts to verify their identity by including their PGP signature with an email message, it comes through as an attachment. Maybe I just use old email clients. Given that more and more organizations are banning attachments, or at the very least urging folks not to open them, I’m not sure how the sender’s use of a PGP signature helps authenticate himself. This is an issue I’ll be digging into next week at Inbox.