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Facebook clarifies what you can and cannot post on the site

Facebook clarifies "unacceptable content" such as nudity, hate speech and graphic videos

Facebook has issued detailed new guidance on what it counts as "unacceptable content", such as some nudity, hate speech and graphic videos.

Twitter threatens revenge porn posters with account locking and suspension

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Twitter says it will lock accounts of users who post intimate content without subjects' permission, until the offending material's deleted, and might suspend accounts if the intent is harassment.

Craig Brittain asks Google to remove links relating to his revenge porn antics

Craig Brittain asks Google to remove links relating to his revenge-porn antics

The guy who ignored women's pleas to take down nude images from his IsAnybodyDown site wants to have his own photos and information expunged from Google.

Revenge-porn king Hunter Moore pleads guilty to identity theft, hacking

Revenge-porn king Hunter Moore pleads guilty to identity theft, hacking

Congratulations to the hundreds of victims and to Charlotte Laws: the extremely tenacious mother of one victim who wouldn't back down.

'Revenge porn' to be made illegal in England and Wales

'Revenge porn' is now illegal in England and Wales

England and Wales today amended the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to make revenge porn an offence punishable by up to two years in prison.

Revenge-porn website operator Kevin Bollaert guilty of identity theft and extortion

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Kevin Bollaert was behind ugotposted.com and its companion extortion site, which would take down frantic victims' photos (for a tidy sum, of course).

IsAnybodyDown's Craig Brittain banned from the 'revenge porn' business

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The operator of a 'revenge porn' website got away with a slapped wrist after publishing nude photos of over 1,000 women online.

Man jailed after posting ex's topless photos to her employer's Facebook page

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Not just anywhere on Facebook, mind you: hiding behind a pseudonym, the man posted the photos to his ex's employer's page, and urged them to fire her. His one-year sentence comes from the first conviction under the revenge porn law California passed in October 2013.

WhatsApp revenge porn poster first to be jailed for the offence in the UK

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An ex-boyfriend who swapped out his WhatsApp profile picture for a naked picture of his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 12 weeks in jail. Lucky for him, a proposed quadrupling of that maximum sentence to 2 years is still working its way through Parliament.

Teacher's ex accused of hacking email, sending nude pics to students

Teacher's ex accused of hacking email, sending nude pics to students

The ex-lover of a Pasadena teacher has been arrested and bailed, accused of breaking into his school email account and using it to send out "sexually explicit" photos of said teacher to students and fellow staff.

How to kill a troll

How to kill a troll

A new Pew study confirms what we already know: online harassment is a widespread disease afflicting the internet. Ignoring trolls and hoping they'll go away is actually quite effective, survey respondents said.

Then again, how about fighting back, instead? Change is possible, be it enabled by troll-blocking software, societal shift that sees trolling evolve into a stigma, or, if all else fails, calling their mothers.

UK considering imprisoning 'cowardly, venomous trolls' for up to 2 years

UK considering imprisoning 'cowardly, venomous trolls' for up to 2 years

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said that new laws would quadruple the current maximum six-month term and show his determination to "take a stand against a baying cyber-mob".

Revenge porn offenders could face 14 years in jail

Calls for revenge porn to be classed as a sexual offence, with jail time to match

The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued new guidance on the posting of revenge pornography. The suggested new approach would see more serious cases of revenge porn prosecuted under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Civil liberties advocates, bookstores, publishers sue to stop anti revenge porn law

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Those seeking to outlaw revenge porn are now battling a coalition of free-speech advocates who claim the existing laws were thrown together so shabbily, they could arguably be used to criminalize a host of non-vengeful innocents who handle nude images.

Facebook slapped with $123 million revenge-porn lawsuit

Facebook slapped with $123 million revenge-porn lawsuit

For months, Facebook hosted a revenge-porn page dedicated to humiliating one Texas woman with Photoshopped clips of her face pasted onto porn shots, a US woman from Texas is claiming. Facebook's report abuse procedure got her nowhere; only a police subpoena got through. Is that Report Abuse button actually hooked up to anything, or is it buzzing in an empty room?

Tor Project is NOT getting sued for enabling revenge porn site PinkMeth

Tor Project is NOT getting sued for enabling revenge porn site PinkMeth

A Texas revenge-porn victim is suing the operators of revenge-porn site PinkMeth.com and was (until her lawyer figured out just what, exactly, the anonymising service Tor actually is) suing The Tor Project for helping PinkMeth to operate anonymously.

Revenge porn hits two high profile boyfriends where it hurts

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Former NSA analyst and vocal NSA supporter John Schindler had his pink parts exposed by a lover in an extramarital affair, and a state representative's chief of staff was outed by a porn star ex-girlfriend and subsequently resigned. Revenge porn might typically target women, but these cases clearly show that we're all vulnerable when it comes to sharing explicit content.

Revenge-porn 'scumbags' slapped with $385,000 judgment

Revenge-porn 'scumbag' slapped with $385,000 judgment

They had a racket wherein one site posted sexually explicit photos without permission of subjects. When victims panicked and asked for the photos to come down, they got sent to another site that charged as much as $350 each to remove the illicit content.

US woman wins $500K in revenge-porn suit against ex-boyfriend

US woman wins $500K in revenge-porn suit against ex-boyfriend

In a court decision that could prompt a change in state law, a Texas woman has been awarded a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit she brought against her ex-boyfriend for plastering nude photos on the internet without her permission.

Revenge-porn king Hunter Moore indicted on 7 counts of aggravated identity theft

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Moore and alleged accomplice Charles "Gary" Evens were also indicted on 8 other counts including conspiracy and 7 counts of hacking to steal victims' nude or sexually explicit photos.