David Segal of The New York Times put the national spotlight on the mugshot issue this weekend. His article “Mugged by a Mug Shot Online” appeared in the October 6th edition and is available online at nytimes.com. In the article, he highlights the many different types of people affected by these websites and notes some important changes over the past couple of weeks.
Some of the highlights:
- Google has changed their algorithm which has impacted the mugshot websites negatively.
- MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and PayPal have said they are severing ties with for-profit mugshot sites.