Women on Computer

Upcoming Event (8/14): From Trolls to Revenge Porn – Law & Tech Responses to Online Harassment

Thrilled to be joining my panelists for this great Women’s Voices in Tech and Legal Hackers event in Playa Vista. DESCRIPTION How can technology and the law anticipate, prevent, and respond to targeted harassment of individuals online? Come join our expert panelists as we discuss community standard creation, victim support, and the ethics and operations of moderating…

Michelle Ferier

CLBR #262: TrollBusters Founder Michelle Ferrier

CLBR #262: TrollBusters Founder Michelle Ferrier What is TrollBusters? Website / Blog / Twitter From Website:  TrollBusters was born at the International Women’s Media Foundation hackathon for women news entrepreneurs in New York City on January 30, 2015. The problem — Find a way to address trolls and cyber harassment that predominantly affects strong women…

Heide Beirich: On The Rise of Hate in the USA, Trump Screaming

CLBR #253: Heidi Beirich, SPLC and Hate in the USA

SPLC’S Heidi Beirich on the State of Hate in the USA Heidi Beirich – Southern Poverty Law Center Heidi Beirich leads the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, “one of the most respected anti-terror organizations in the world,” according to the National Review. She is an expert on various forms of extremism, including the white supremacist, nativist and neo-Confederate…

Pauly Perette

CBS’ 48 Hours Does Feature on Stalking

Emmy-award winning correspondent Erin Moriarty looks at the murder of Christina Grimmie and stalking of Sandra Bullock, Ivanka Trump and others, with NCIS actress Pauley Perrette calling for strengthening stalking laws. Bravo to Moriarty and CBS for highlighting this important issue. Watch the full episode: Part 1 Part 2 Sandra Bullock 9-1-1 call The Four Types…

Combating Cyber Scams

CLBR #247: Battling Online Scammers with Wayne May of Scam Survivors

Battling Online Scammers with Wayne May of Scam Survivors Listen Live on Cranberry.fm Wayne May (@ScamSurvivors) is founder of the UK-based Scam Survivors Online, a volunteer staffed organization that focuses on: Making scammers’ lives harder by exposing their details and scripts to search engines. Educating the public, thus removing scammers’ sources of income as scams will continue…

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Survey Finds 10M Americans Are Victims of Cyber Exploitation

A new report from the Data & Society Research Institute and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research reports that 4% of U.S. internet users—roughly 10.4 million Americans—have been threatened with or experienced the posting of explicit images without their consent. The report, “Nonconsensual Image Sharing,” is based on a nationally-representative telephone survey offers the first…