Digital Privacy

We’re changing our policy on old crime stories (B.D.N.)

Summary

From Bangor Daily News: Starting today, the Bangor Daily News will be taking requests to remove old crime stories from Google, which is responsible for 97 percent of our search traffic. If we approve the request, the stories will remain […]

From Bangor Daily News:

Starting today, the Bangor Daily News will be taking requests to remove old crime stories from Google, which is responsible for 97 percent of our search traffic. If we approve the request, the stories will remain on the site, but they will be only findable through our own search box on bangordailynews.com. Wherever possible, we will remove the original social media posts promoting the stories. In other words, the average person doing a Google search will not find out you were arrested for marijuana possession at a gravel pit party in 2004.