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Bing would do well to stop giving page rank to extortion websites. They are run primarily by less-than-reputable people or companies who are taking advantage of others. Google stopped giving page rank to such sites a couple of years ago and I think it's time Bing.com stepped up. Laws have been enacted in seven states but people in the other 43 states remain vulnerable.

Some of the worst offenders with the highest Bing.com results appear to be:

bustedmugshots.com
*.arrests.org
pdxmugshots.com

Here are some articles on the subject:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/business/mugged-by-a-mug-shot-online.html?_r=0

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/16/technology/mug-shot-websites/

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/10/mug_shot_websites_the_best_way_to_stop_them_is_to_turn_to_credit_card_companies.html

https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2014/aug/12/jails-stop-posting-mug-shots-end-extortion-profiteering-websites/

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    Microsoft Sells Their Ethics To Top Bidder shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ha - This guys mad! Can see why though. Almost like Microsoft is waiting for a lawsuit or something.

        Never been arrested, but seems like BS due to the fact that an arrest does not mean guilty.

        I would agree with the mad blogger here, this is shady business practices here.

        Would ask Microsoft if the paid SEO is worth the negative image portrayed by supporting these organizations.

        Does Microsoft just filter for the states where it is clearly illegal?

      • Microsoft Sells Their Ethics To Top Bidder commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Sick Microsoft...You unethical bastards. How do you sleep at night. Anything for a dollar. This is why I am a Mac user now. Use AWS instead of Azure. No way are we going to support this behavior in any shape or form.

        Vey Sad Microsoft...Have Higher Standards Than This~

      • Microsoft Sells Their Ethics To Top Bidder commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is illegal in seven states and growing. How does Microsoft not expect to get sued over this? You can't illegally support extortion and expect not to get sued or have criminal charges brought against you.

        Hope this is worth it Microsoft...Likely to cost you in long run and more than just a direct lump sum, reputation will also suffer. I don't support this ****, why would others?

        Greedy Corporates Putting Themselves First!

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