Google has responded to the lawsuit threat by saying it's doing everything it can to remove the hacked photos from searches and sites it runs.
“We’ve removed tens of thousands of pictures, within hours of the requests being made, and we have closed hundreds of accounts,” said a spokesperson for the tech giant in a statement today. “The Internet is used for many good things. Stealing people’s private photos is not one of them.”
Google also said that it relies on Digital Millennium Copyright Act requests to know when information needs to be taken down. Its network is so large that it's difficult to find everything unless complaints are filed.
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