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Revenge pornography ban tramples free speech, law tossed out – where else but Texas!

A Texas appeals court last week ruled that the US state's Relationship Privacy Act, which prohibits the disclosure or promotion of intimate images without the consent of those depicted, is unconstitutional. Enacted in 2015, the Texas law was intended as a way to stop what's known as revenge porn, in which a person discloses …
Thomas Claburn, 24 Apr 2018

The NAKED truth: Why flashing us your nude pics is a good idea – by Facebook's safety boss

Poll Amid days of intense debate over about its controversial plan to block revenge porn on its social network, Facebook sought to calm fears about the program. Antigone Davis, Facebook's global head of safety, on Thursday attempted to clarify details about the system, which is being tested right now in Australia, and is heading to …
Iain Thomson, 10 Nov 2017

Ireland to make revenge porn, cyberstalking criminal acts

The Irish government is planning to make the most unpleasant online acts criminal offences. Under legislation currently being drawn up, cyberstalking and revenge porn will come with jail sentences and criminal records. "Up-skirting" – where people surreptitiously use cameras to record up women's skirts – will also be made a …
Kieren McCarthy, 16 May 2017

Facebook's going to block revenge porn with AI. Or humans. Or both

+Comment Well, that's awkward. Facebook's head of global safety and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday gave differing descriptions of the advertising network's just-launched "AI" powered “online safety” initiative. The idea is that if someone's intimate images are shared without permission as “revenge porn," the site's systems will be …
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Australia spending AU$4.8m to do something about revenge porn

Australia's Department of Communications has found AU$4.8m to “go towards the development of a national online reporting tool to help counter the effects of non-consensual sharing of intimate images,” otherwise known as revenge porn. But the department doesn't know just how the money will be spent, or whether it will result in …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Oct 2016
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US floats revenge pornography law

The US House of Representatives is entertaining an America-wide law to strengthen the penalties for posting revenge pornography. The Intimate Privacy Protection Act would create federal laws against distributing private images and information without a person's consent. The bill includes protections for postings that have …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Jul 2016
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NSW mulls privacy invasion laws

New South Wales is set to become the first state in Australia to give citizens the right to launch legal action over serious privacy invasions. The state's planned legislation is in response to this report (PDF) from the NSW Upper House Law and Justice Committee. In its media release, the committee says it found “the existing …

Revenge porn 'king' Hunter Moore sent down for 2.5 years, fined $2k

The so-called "King of revenge porn" has been sentenced to 2.5 years in jail and fined US$2,000. Hunter Moore was sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday, nine months after he pleaded guilty to hacking and "aggravated identity theft." He was facing up to seven years in jail and a $500,000 fine. When released …

‘Insufficient evidence’ makes Brit cops drop revenge porn probes

Many of the 175 cases of revenge porn offences investigated by UK police since a change of the law since April were dropped because of insufficient evidence, suggesting that victims are too frightened. Section 33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 became law in April in an attempt to stem the rising tide of revenge …
John Leyden, 13 Oct 2015
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Australian opposition wants laws to protect private smut

Australia's opposition, the Australian Labor Party (ALP), is hoping to bring the country into line with the UK and other jurisdictions with a ban on revenge porn. Opposition members of parliament Tim Watts and Terri Butler have drafted a bill to bring the ban into effect and posted it for comment here. The bill (full text …

Microsoft joins attack on 'non-consensual pornography'

Microsoft has joined the online drive against so-called "revenge porn" in which people's naked or otherwise embarrassing/erotic pictures are posted widely online. In June, The Chocolate Factory announced an initiative to let individuals report images and videos for removal. Microsoft's now done likewise, with chief online …

Google: Help us! Our search engine is STUFFED FULL of your 'revenge smut' pics

Google has promised it will yank from its web search results links to "revenge porn" pics – which are typically sexy snaps leaked online by jilted exes – if the subjects of the images ask nicely. The ad giant said people whose nude photos have been published without their consent will be able to file requests via an online …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Jun 2015
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Al Franken to FBI: We need MORE revenge smut arrests

Prominent US Senator Al Franken is calling on the FBI to do more to fight "revenge porn" sites. Franken (D-MN), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an open letter (PDF) to FBI director James Comey that he wants authorities to do more to track down and prosecute those who share imtimate photos without the …
Shaun Nichols, 3 Apr 2015

Revenge porn forbidden: Twitter bans hobby of bitter ex-boyfriends

Twitter has formally banned its users from posting intimate photos of people without their permission. It's a move that will hopefully rid the site of "revenge porn," which are typically sexy snaps leaked online by bitter ex-partners, usually spiteful former boyfriends. The 140-character chatterbox site has updated its rules …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Mar 2015

Revenge porn kingpin Hunter Moore pleads guilty to basically being a total cyber-scumbag

Internet coward Hunter Moore, who uploaded women's stolen nude snaps to his "revenge porn" website, has admitted charges of unauthorized access to a computer and identity theft. The 28-year-old, of Woodland, California, US, faces up to seven years in prison and a $500,000 penalty as a result. He is expected to be sentenced in …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Feb 2015
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'Revenge p0rn' kingpin Kevin Bollaert faces 20 years in jail

"Revenge porn" website operator Kevin Bollaert has been found guilty of 27 out of 31 counts, including identity theft and extortion, and faces up to 24 years in prison. Bollaert made at least $30,000 from the website UGotPosted.com which hosted thousands of nude photos, mostly women and usually uploaded by ex-boyfriends. The …

'Revenge porn' law to arrive in spring – MoJ

Revenge porn scumbags need to be aware they will soon face up to two years in prison under legislation set to come into force in the spring, the Ministry of Justice said Tuesday. Under an amendment to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, it will become a specific offence to share explicit images without an individuals' …
Kat Hall, 3 Feb 2015

'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

Notorious "revenge porn" tormentor Craig Brittain has been banned from posting people's nude photos on his website or anywhere else online – and ordered to destroy thousands of pictures in his possession. However, the 30-year-old from Colorado will escape a fine despite having made $12,000 from his IsAnybodyDown.com website …
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Jan 2015

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