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We Need to Study the Effects of Revenge Porn on Mental Health

We Need to Study the Effects of Revenge Porn on Mental Health

Illustration: Chelsea Beck (Gizmodo) Leah Juliett was 14 when nude photos of her were circulated throughout her school without her consent. She had sent the photos privately to a boy, who then shared them with fellow students. “It really was kind of an emotional numbness. I completely shut down,” Juliett […]

Frat at Central Florida Allegedly Had 'Revenge Porn' Facebook Group

Frat at Central Florida Allegedly Had ‘Revenge Porn’ Facebook Group

An Arizona woman is suing her ex-boyfriend and members of his fraternity for allegedly sharing explicit videos of her in a private Facebook group without her consent. In a lawsuit filed in United States District Court, Katherine Novak is suing Brandon Simpson, her former boyfriend. In the complaint, which was […]

ftc reimburses revenge porn victims

FTC SENDS REFUNDS TO VICTIMS OF MYEX.COM

The FTC is mailing refunds to MyEx.com victims that filed complaints with law enforcement through the Consumer Sentinel Network. The FTC and the state of Nevada charged that the website, MyEx.com, was dedicated solely to revenge porn and solicited intimate pictures and videos of victims, together with their personal information […]

Watch a Heatmap Visualize the Spread of Revenge Porn Around the World

Watch a Heatmap Visualize the Spread of Revenge Porn Around the World

For years, Anon-IB, the internet’s most notorious epicenter of revenge porn, thrived as users posted nude photos and videos of women without their consent. They published these images under the assumption that they were anonymous—their usernames were “Anonymous” followed by a string of letters. A new heatmap visualization using IP […]

Australia takes on revenge porn

The Australian government wants to help victims of revenge porn. A new online reporting portal from the country’s eSafety Commissioner’s office aims to assist people who have suffered from the spread of intimate, nude or sexual images distributed without consent. Revenge porn has affected one in five Australians between the […]