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Revenge porn laws 'not fit for purpose' says crime commissioner

Revenge porn laws ‘not fit for purpose’ says UK crime commissioner

  VICTIMS of revenge porn are suffering in silence in the UK, new research has claimed. Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan commissioned an anonymous survey of 92 victims who were asked about their experiences. Only four per cent successfully prosecuted their offender, 76 per cent did not report […]

Maybe it's time to strip Section 230's protections for big tech

Maybe it’s time to strip Section 230’s protections for big tech

  It was 1995. Bill Clinton was in the White House. Seinfeld and Friends dominated primetime on TV. Radiohead was on the radio. The internet was still an innocent baby (except for porn, of course), but people could anticipate that it was going to be huge. That year, the story […]

Lauren McCluskey's Killer Melvin Rowland Allegedly Extorted Her With Compromising Pics

Lauren McCluskey’s Killer Melvin Rowland Allegedly Extorted Her With Compromising Pics

  A University of Utah student was being extorted by her ex-boyfriend before he killed her, police say. Lauren McCluskey, 21, had reported an extortion attempt to university police on Oct. 13, nine days before she was killed. McCluskey told the officers that she had wired $1,000 to an account […]

Study sheds light on sextortion, fastest-growing form of teen cyberbullying

Study sheds light on sextortion, fastest-growing form of teen cyberbullying

  One out of 20 teens report they have been sexually extorted online, according to new research out of UW-Eau Claire. Sexual extortion, or “sextortion,” occurs when a victim who voluntarily shares sexual images finds themself threatened with the release of those materials unless they meet the blackmailer’s demands — […]

Just 12 revenge porn convictions in Birmingham and Black Country - despite hundreds of potential victims

Just 12 revenge porn convictions in Birmingham and Black Country – despite hundreds of potential victims

  Just 12 people were convicted of sharing revenge porn in the West Midlands last year. It became a criminal offense to disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress in April 2015, but numbers of prosecutions and convictions resulting from the new law are still low. […]