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Man blames automated Google+ invitation for arrest

  • A Massachusetts man was arrested for sending an invite to his ex-girlfriend on Google+. The issue was that Thomas Gagnon's ex-girlfriend had a restraining order put against him. She showed the email to the police and got Gagnon arrested. 

    The accused man is blaming Google+ to have automatically sent in the email based on his contact list, which Austin Carr at Fast Company believes is absolutely a possibility. He rounded up some of the tactics that the company has been using for the betterment of Plus. 

    Carr mentioned that this example may be an extreme one but it clearly "demonstrates the potential consequences of the lack of transparency" with such tactics. 

    The next hearing in Gagnon's case has been scheduled for next month. 

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