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Woman’s Ex-Husband and His New Girlfriend Ordered to Pay £2.6 Million in Revenge Porn Case

In August, US woman Elizabeth Ann Clark sued her ex-husband Adam Matthew Clark and his new girlfriend for stalking, cyberstalking, revenge porn, and libellous comments, which included allegedly posting fake personal ads of her on Craigslist and Facebook. This included posting a partly nude photo of her online. On Monday, a jury ruled in favour of the plaintiff, and she was awarded $3.2 million (£2.6 million), according to the New York Times. Read More >>

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Facebook Screws Up a Critical Piece of Its Anti-Revenge Porn Tech

At the end of 2017, Facebook announced a pilot program that lets users send the company their intimate photos and videos that they don’t want to be shared on its main platform as well as Instagram. Facebook said in March that it is using machine learning and artificial intelligence to detect that content, and in the event that someone nonconsensually tries to post it, they will be reviewed and removed. But the company isn’t informing users when someone attempts to upload revenge porn of them, a threat they should have the option of knowing about. Read More >>

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Snapchat User Known as ‘Lol Atyou’ Charged With Sexual Assault in Revenge Porn Extortion Plot

A 27-year-old man in London, Ontario, Canada allegedly sexually exploited women online under the username “Adaskio” on Tinder and “El Hefe” and “Lol Atyou” on Snapchat. Read More >>

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Facebook Revenge Porn Case Shows How Police Let a Perpetrator Get Away

In a landmark case, Facebook has agreed to a settlement with a teenager in Northern Ireland after a private photo of her was posted on a “shame page” on the platform “several times” from November 2014 through January 2016. However, the individual who posted the explicit photos of the girl without her consent won’t face prosecution, and the girl’s attorney blames police delays. Read More >>

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If You Want to Use Facebook’s Revenge Porn Blocker, An Employee Will Have to Review Your Uncensored Photo

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is deploying a new revenge porn reporting tool, first piloted in Australia, that will allow users to send photos that they don’t want shared online directly to Facebook. Facebook says its community operations team will use a hash system to prevent the photo from being shared across Facebook, Instagram, or Messenger. But before an image is hashed, your intimate photos will be looked at by someone at Facebook. Read More >>

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Facebook’s New Anti-Revenge Porn Strategy Involves People Giving Their Nude Pics to Facebook

Fake news might be the big issue on Facebook (and social media in general) at the moment, but let's not forget that they're also used for a lot more nefarious things. Cyber bullying, promoting extremism, revenge porn, and more. Well Facebook has a new solution to tackle that last one, but it involves sending naked pictures of yourself to Facebook. Read More >>

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Study Finds Disturbing Conclusion About ‘Revenge Porn’ But Experts Are Dubious

The result of a new study from the University of Kent may surprise you. Researchers surveyed 100 adults, ages 18 to 54, on their feelings about revenge porn, which the researchers defined as “the act of sharing intimate, sexually graphic images and/or videos of another person onto public online platforms, such as Facebook.” Read More >>

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Teens Explain the Horrors of Sexting

Sending nudes isn’t a new phenomenon—the advent of camera phones took care of that—but for teens these days, a bevy of social media platforms make sexual exploration on the internet that much more thrilling, and that much more dangerous. Read More >>

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Have YOU Phoned the Revenge Porn Helpline?

Did you know there's a specific governmental hotline dedicated to the support of those struggling to remove revenge porn of themselves from the internet? Well there is, and it's surprisingly well used too, with government stats claiming that around 1,800 people have called it since it was launched back in February. Read More >>

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Twitter Bans Revenge Porn and Doxxing 

Twitter has a well-documented troll problem. Even CEO Dick Costolo has admitted that the service is not great at weeding out abusive users. Well, Twitter is taking some solid proactive steps today: Doxxing is now explicitly banned, as is posting revenge porn. Read More >>

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Oh, Good: Revenge Porn Kingpin is Going to Jail 

Kevin Bollaert, a 28-year-old revenge porn website operator, gained notoriety by hosting a website to post embarrassing or sexually explicit images of men's former romantic partners on a now-defunct website called UGotPosted. Bollaert set up a second website, ChangeMyReputation, and charged people (by and large, women) $350 a pop to take the photos down. But Bollaert's reputation as a digital sleaze-maestro may be eclipsed by his newest title: The first person convicted for running a revenge porn website in the US. Read More >>