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…

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…

Speier

Rep. Speier Introduces Intimate Privacy Protection Act

  California Congresswoman Jackie Speier, joined by Reps. Katherine Clark (MA-5), Ryan Costello (PA-6), Gregory Meeks (NY-5), and Thomas Rooney (FL-17),  has introduced Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA) to create a national ban on revenge porn.  Although 34 states have passed laws to address nonconsensual pornography, their approaches vary widely.  Speier contends that a federal law…

Tools to Fight Online Harassment

WMC Releases Guide for Image Take Downs

Without My Consent Release Guide for Intimate Image Take Downs Congratulations to Without My Consent on the release of its Something Can Be Done! Resource Guide for attacking revenge porn postings.  The site also provides resources on pursuing cyber exploitation claims in federal and selected state courts. The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative also provides resources that include:…

Cal AG Harris Launches Cyber Exploitation Initiative

Cal AG Harris Launches Cyber Exploitation Initiative California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her task force of industry, academia and law enforcement has tried to set a new benchmark for the combating revenge porn.  First, let’s start with the name “Revenge Porn” which is demeaning and suggests that the victim did something to warrant revenge.…

Cyber Harassment Update: Elonis, Sergentakis and John Oliver

Cyber Harassment Update: Elonis, Sergentakis and John Oliver This has been a busy month on the cyber harassment legal front, with the biggest development being the Supreme Court’s decision in Elonis v. United States concerning criminal liability for threats made over Facebook.  Also of note is a federal district court decision in Sergantakis refusing to dismiss a witness…

Cyber Report: A Dozen Things You Need to Know (Patriot’s Day Edition)

April 20, 2015 A Dozen Things in Tech You Need to Know  Happy Patriot’s Day! Patriot’s Day commemorates that Battle of Lexington and Concord and the “shot heard ’round the world” that began the American Revolution.  It is a holiday in Maine and Massachachusetts and celebrated by, among other things, the running of the Boston…