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Outed blogger who flamed model angry at Google

Rosemary Port says Google failed to protect her right to privacy.

Christian Hartmann/Reuters
An employee answers phone calls at the switchboard of the Google office in Zurich.

NEW YORK — A blogger who called a magazine cover model offensive names on a Web site says Google failed to protect her right to privacy.

Rosemary Port tells the New York Daily News in Sunday editions that she's angry that Google unmasked her after a Manhattan judge forced the company to reveal her identity.

Google says users agree to a privacy policy that allows the company to share personal information if required by a legal action.

Port was identified as the author of a site on Google's Blogger.com that had published anonymous remarks about Vogue cover model Liskula Cohen's hygiene and sexual habits.

Cohen sued to have the blogger identified, arguing that the comments on the site were defamatory.

But Port says that her privacy was violated and she has a right to her opinions.

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