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New York’s revenge-porn bill dies after 11th-hour campaign by Google

New York’s revenge-porn bill dies after 11th-hour campaign by Google

  New York’s revenge-porn bill died early Thursday morning after the Senate adjourned for the year and took no action in the wake of an 11th-hour campaign by Google against the legislation. The proposal — which has languished in Albany since its introduction in 2013 and was recently taken up […]

Google and Friends Blamed for Blocking Vote on New York Revenge Porn Bill

Google and Friends Blamed for Blocking Vote on New York Revenge Porn Bill

  Photo: Getty The New York state Senate failed to vote on a revenge porn bill on Wednesday, and those advocating for the legislation blame Google and a tech lobbyist group for pressuring lawmakers to abandon it in the final hour. The bill, if passed, would have criminalized the non-consensual […]

Did Big Tech just help kill New York’s revenge porn bill?

Did Big Tech just help kill New York’s revenge porn bill?

  The bill would not only have made the nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a misdemeanor, but it would have also helped victims sue web platforms for failing to remove the offending images. It’s that last part that appears to have lured Google and web-hosting sites into the fray. […]

Senate approves bill to outlaw revenge porn in Missouri

Senate approves bill to outlaw revenge porn in Missouri

ST.LOUIS, MO-  Missouri lawmakers unanimously approved a bill banning Revenge Porn.  The proposal would make distributing a sexual image of someone without their consent a felony. It also outlaws threatening to make the image public in order to prevent someone from doing something or to gain something of value. The […]