Brazil Asks Google To Help Orkut To Stop Organizing Organized Crime

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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