GOOGLE TO CENSOR ALL ADULT BLOGS.
(You better get going on mine and download all the nekkid pictures. Just got this in the mail:)
We're writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content
Policy that may affect your account.
In the coming weeks, we'll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually
explicit or graphic nude images or video. We'll still allow nudity
presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or
where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking
action on the content.
The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this
policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified
as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted,
but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the
blog will be able to see the content we've made private.
Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy
change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this
policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing
blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won't experience any
interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your
content via Google Takeout
For more information, please read here
The Blogger Team
(c) 2015 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043
Well, fuck that shit.
An underling explains in a Google forum HERE.
2:06 PM (4 hours ago)
Please note that we’ll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public. These type of blogs will have to show an interstitial warning to remain public.
If your romance book covers are sexually explicit, and lack artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, the blog becomes private. You then have the choices.
- Remove sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video from your blog.
- Leave the blog marked as private.
- Take your blog down altogether. Export your blog as a .xml file or archive your blog's text and images using Google Takeout.
Another blunt reply HERE.
Read more expansive essays on why Blogger sucks, er, sucked.
ZDnet on what to do; basically, we're screwed.
UPDATE: apparently, global outrage from horndogs stopped this, so I'm back here.
But also keep up on my Twitter - Tumblr - Amazon - Goodreads- YouTube and MyVidster accounts.