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takes a nominal fee of $49.95 plus tax to remove your listing from their web site

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by trooper, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. trooper

    trooper Regular Member

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    Wow that's crazy. I'd be pissed.
     
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    sounds to me this is a kind of extortion, wonder that this is even legal at all ...
     
  4. topsytips

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    I'm sure you must have some sort of data protection laws in the US same as we have in the UK??

    This is nothing short of blackmail. If it were me I would love to do a DDoS attack on these low life scum to exact revenge.
     
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    Ethical? No

    Brilliant? Hells ye

    Im assuming that what he is doing is legal in his area, the printing of images online of mug shots. If he has access to all these images and its legal to post them why the hell not make a website, keep it updated and charge a "reasonable admin charge" to remove people at their request.

    Sounds like an awesome cash cow, thinking Im about to find out how to get some mug shots from my local clink.
     
  6. TermsB

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    It's already public information. It's a great idea, who knows it might go to pay for some of the jail costs, and if it does that's less money that us tax payers will have to cover for their mistakes.
     
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    i see a class action lawsuit in their future. then all the money they made from extortion they will have to give to the lawyers.
     
  8. xx Elvis xx

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    I doubt it is illegal. That information is publicly available anyways.
     
  9. the_demon

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    That sounds absurd that someone should be able to do that. I just sent the police chief an email inquiring if that website is legally allowed to do that and if it's extortion or something like that.
     
  10. TermsB

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    I suppose another idea would be to find places that look like they are obsessed with security and go to city hall and get their blueprints, they are public information as well. Than post them online, and send them a postcard or something with the link. :p
     
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    I'm pretty sure that in the UK you would need to be registered to retain and process personal data in such a manner and am surprised that the US doesn't have similar laws.

    It's hardly going to help with the rehabilitation of offenders.
     
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    i think its totally legal. its considered public info. damn good idea.
     
  13. pewep

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    Plain and simple extortion. It would be perfectly legal if they didn't receive monetary compensation to exclude names. But the way they have it currently setup, it's is completely illegal in my state.
     
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    come to think of it, your probably right on that.
     
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    This is funny as hell, glad I live in Morgantown. I'd have all kinds of pics up....

    Clarksburg is in WV, just about 45 min away.

    I think I need to contact these people....
     
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    Create a problem then sell the solution...genius.
     
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    well considering they have state seals and other logos plastered all over their website (which I am guessing they probably didn't get permission to use). Maybe we'll be seeing the mugshots of the people that run the site posted pretty soon. Now wouldn't that be poetic justice.