Juan Thompson was sentenced to 5 years in jail for heinous cyberstalking of Francesca Rossi. This is the first legal case the Digital Assault Defense Fund has supported. Read her powerful statement from the sentencing.
Actresses are harassed by producers. Beauty show contestants are harassed by an aspiring presidential candidate. In a normal working environment the victim could file a grievance with HR. But CNN reports on an interesting issue that has arisen since the Harvey Weinstein scandal – who do women complain to when there’s no HR?
One of the crimes committed against women online is “Sextortion.” Often targeting underage girls, the perpetrator will threaten the victim with the release of explicit images if they do not send additional explicit images or perform pornography on demand. There are things parents should know when talking to their kids about sextortion. And it’s only illegal in five states. Read More
New York is behind in a lot of things, but even more embarrassing is that it is one of only 12 states that haven’t criminalized revenge porn. Maybe that’s about to change?
New York Post reporter Gabrielle Fonrouge asked Brooklyn lawyer Carrie Goldberg to provide a comment for her exposé on “Anon IB” or Anonymous Image Board titled, “Inside the twisted revenge porn site that’s ruining women’s lives.”
Anon IB is a Panama-based nonconsensual pornography website that has contributed to the destruction of thousands of women.
Almost immediately after the Ny Post’s publication, the revenge porn website lost its source of ad revenue, which will be a major blow to the site’s operations!
It is a growing theme among new media sites like YouTube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Grindr and Tindr: they are happy to make billions of dollars selling the privacy or intellectual property of others, but refuse to take responsibility for the negative repercussions. Grindr is still claiming the service isn’t to blame for being a conduit for harassment of a gay man by his ex-boyfriend.