Poor old Orkut, Google's social networking service. First it's knocked for only being popular in Brazil. Then it's knocked for being a haven Al-Qaeda sympathizers. Now it's back to Brazil, where "Google Brasil summoned on chat room complaint" from Reuters covers how the Brazilian public ministry is asking Google to explain what it is doing to curb organized crime activities allegedly being committed or planned within Orkut. The story notes that 73 percent of Orkut's users are apparently Brazilian. The story makes mention of child pornography in Orkut. The service has also been dinged for drug sales, with ten arrests made in Brazil last July.
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