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Gender and Internet : Cyber law monthly magazine for women news update :30th November, 2021 -31st December, 2021

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American video game developer Riot Games agrees to pay $100m in a class suit for gender discrimination for various offences including allowing to develop email chain to rate the comapny’s hottest women employees, showing unsolicited images of male genitalia to women employees by their bosses and colleagues.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59809774

Philippines Department of Justice brings out draft of guidelines for cases of Gender-Based Online Sexual Harassment (GBOSH) under Republic Act (RA) No. 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act to facilitate evidence gathering and case building for supporting victims of gender abuse online
https://canadianinquirer.net/2021/12/31/doj-tightens-watch-on-gender-based-online-harassment/.

Madras High court in Tamil Nadu, India takes suo motu cognizance in a case where lawyer was seen in objectionable position with a woman while virtual hearing was going on. Court also orders for prohibiting of circulation of the said clip on internet.
https://www-opindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.opindia.com/2021/12/madras-hc-lawyer-seen-canoodling-a-woman-during-virtual-hearing/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D&fbclid=IwAR2n5JLv6yRnvvfcWrXnNiYWXmCGo5Y56M3cgi66BeC-0-kgwe1be1BNrww#aoh=16403949984294&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.opindia.com%2F2021%2F12%2Fmadras-hc-lawyer-seen-canoodling-a-woman-during-virtual-hearing%2F

YouTuber in Nepal gets arrested by police for creating and sharing obscene contents on YouTube and a Kathmandu court had remanded him. The police has initiated case against him primarily under Electronic Transactions Act, 2008.
https://nepalesevoice.com/nepal/youtuber-arrested-for-posting-videos-with-obscene-titles/

Man gets 13 year jail term in Pakistan for alluring woman with job offer and then creating and sharing obscene photographs on social networking sites and extorting money from victim.
https://pakobserver.net/rawalpindi-man-gets-13-year-jail-term-for-sharing-womans-obscene-photos-on-social-media/

SriLankan woman living in Cyprus gets trapped in romance scam by Indian National from Tamil Nadu, India. Police arrested the accused and initiated case proceedings under Indian Penal COde and Indian Information Technology Act, 2000(amended in 2008).
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/man-held-for-cheating-sri-lankan-national-in-cyprus/article38039340.ece

Indian woman uses honey trapping for extorting money from men. The woman allegedly allured men and then filed false rape cases on the basis of communications over the phone and physical meetings for extorting money. Police arrested the woman and had initiated investigation under different legal provisions and is also scanning the electronic devices for further evidences.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/others/woman-held-for-implicating-men-in-false-rape-cases-in-gurugram-101640810907122.html

Pakistan female actor snapped smoking inside her car and the video goes viral attracting trolls and abusers. Cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency, Sindh, Pakistan, warns every one to not to share the video without consent of the actor.
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2336642/fia-warns-against-sharing-alizeh-shahs-viral-video

Tiktok moderator in the US files suit against the company in a California court for exposing her to extreme graphic violent contents which significantly affected her mental health.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59819664

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for October 25- November, 30. 2021

#orangetheworld #Endviolenceagainstwomen #stopcybercrimesagainstwomen Image courtesy : UN Women

Police arrests man for sending lewd texts, threat messages and repeated calls to a female actor in India and charges him under different provisions of Information Technology Act. The accused is produced before the magistrate and sent for judicial custody for 10 days.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/my-kolkata/news/lewd-texts-threats-to-actress-lead-to-mans-arrest-from-jadavpur/cid/1841214

Woman falls into the trap of e-commerce fraudsters, shares bank account details and looses a little fortune. After making a police report immediately, the fraudsters’ details along with the bank details were tracked and frozen by the police. The woman received the lost amount to her bank account within record time.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/timely-act-by-police-helps-woman-recover-money-lost-to-online-fraud/article37759802.ece

Report suggests female gamers in Australia are preferring more online games than socializing and going for dating on physical space.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGllClRsWpWhThqkGNFkJRSDvjv

Man appears semi naked in virtual courtroom hearing for Karnataka High-count, Karnataka, India in spite of senior woman lawyer raising objection to the same. Senior lawyer plans to lodge sexual harassment compliant against the man.
https://www.barandbench.com/news/indira-jaising-to-lodge-sexual-harassment-complaint-after-man-appears-semi-nude-during-virtual-hearing-before-karnataka-high-court?fbclid=IwAR1mxwyvJImBCu1D59Ui2GW5GxYeWmrHliZknejZHJKXlUqj84Au6Y3WK-k

Man shares rape threats to the infant daughter of the celebrity Indian cricketer and gets arrested by the police in India. he is charged with offences including child online sexual abuse, criminal intimidation, defamation etc.
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/12/sport/virat-kohli-abuse-arrest-intl-hnk/index.html

Leicester police starts investigation for illegal live streaming of paid for TV programs and arrested woman over suspicion of livestreaming such programs along with another accused man. Charges framed under copyright laws and police warns for consumers who are consuming sch contents over illegal livestreaming platforms.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-59476662

State attorneys general launches investigation into Meta (earlier known as Facebook) on the failure of liability of its platform Instagram to control harmful impact on children.
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/18/tech/meta-instagram-kids-attorneys-general-investigation/index.html

Police warns users of social media to secure their profiles as women in Victoria, Australia faces sextortion by perpetrators who culled out sensitive personal data by unauthorisedly accessing the profiles of the friends of the victims.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7521310/victorian-women-warned-of-sextortion-scams/

Norwich doctor uses pinhole camera for voyeurism purposes targeting women in his home, female doctors, nurses and mother of a child patient. He is charged with offences of voyeurism and has now been pleaded guilty for several offences in the nature of cyber crimes targeting women including voyeurism, unauthoirsedly accessing icloud system and douwnloading naked photos etc. He is punished with jailterm for two years and eight months by St Albuns Crown Court, England.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-59353540

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for July 27-Auguat 1, 2021

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Online food seller goes live to show the altercations between woman customer and the former as the customer refused to pay the balance because she did not like it. The customer knocks the door of the courts for filing case against the food seller as the latter’s act has allegedly infringed her privacy by showing her home and her mother.
https://ph.news.yahoo.com/woman-viral-video-over-unpaid-155000545.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEN-NsaO2lNhVmzrOXAjw0zerZ6DgaQoIeiLMq_3RuUxOzBimuxNE26Bw4QO9Hq7X3zsmGbqFQKVZaZqooLvVCx-20iymh04I3E0x67xQ3dXmTKyM4bsF0BVYiYy6FC2clhGN8DjFqDBnV3pOKpveQ2Z0QvXGXASG30oLoEzi0B5

Cyber security experts raise concern over growing voice cloning industry which is victimising all including women.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57761873

UK law Commission recommends banning of cyber flashing and abusive online messages and prosecuting the offenders on the basis of probability of harm on the victims.
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-57902816

Raj Kundra’s arrest related to his alleged connection with illegal porn industry reveals victimsiation of women in the showbiz
https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2021/07/29/raj-kundras-arrest-reveals-the-ugly-underbelly-of-filmdom.html

IT Expert turns into cyber cheat and dupes many including women who he met over social media platforms.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/it-expert-turned-cyber-cheat-duped-nearly-everyone-he-met/articleshow/84600712.cms

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for July 1-July 26, 2021

#stopcybercrimesagainstwomen

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Pegasus software is being used for surveillance targeting journalists and activists including women.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/18/malware-targets-journalists-activists-and-lawyers-media-reports

Several men face huge loss in their crypto trade related to cryptocurrency OEN due to romance scam where they were allured to be involved with attractive Chinese women. Hongkong police initiates cross border investigation for nabbing the culprits.
https://www.crypto-news-flash.com/crypto-investors-lose-over-70m-in-dating-sites-scam-and-binance-is-again-involved/

Man continued to harass women over phone and escaped clutches of law by frequenty changing numbers. Police arrest him, sends to judicial custody and starts investigation over the complaint filed by one of the victims who approached the Superintendent of the police directly.
https://news.abplive.com/tamil-nadu/tamil-nadu-man-arrested-sexually-harassing-women-over-phone-thoothukudi-1471626

Business gets arrested by Mumbai police for allegedly being involved in porn racket which had targeted and victimized several female actors.
https://www.news18.com/news/india/lights-camera-porn-from-proxy-for-raj-kundra-to-mental-torture-zooming-in-on-the-latest-sex-scandal-3983357.html

Bangalore police arrests conman who was duping women as royal family member of Mysuru, Karnataka.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/man-claiming-to-be-member-of-royal-family-arrested/article35290936.ece

Women activists in Baluchistan face online harassment which is forcing them to stop their activities towards gender empowerment.
https://thediplomat.com/2021/07/activists-in-balochistan-face-a-new-threat-cyber-harassment/

Cyber fraudsters in Lagos , Nigeria allegedly use nudity of women who are procured by the former, to destroy the evidences when police nabs the crime hotspots to arrest such fraudsters.
https://theeagleonline.com.ng/how-30-alleged-fraudsters-nabbed-in-lagos-hotel-tried-distracting-us-with-naked-ladies-by-efcc/

Internet platform operators are held liable for online auctioning of Muslim women. National Commission for Women, India takes a strong note of the same and asks the criminal justice machinery to take immediate action.
https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/india/so-is-it-fine-to-auction-women-online-a-week-after-complaint-no-arrests-yet

UK government commissioned review suggests to make cyber flashing a criminal offence
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/jul/21/cyberflashing-should-be-new-criminal-offence-review-suggests?fbclid=IwAR1Oly3NpmFL7pM6c_NqvW7Kbgs4xNqibq3edrmkwsKXMIt-LDP-Fg3g394

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for January 18th-January 26th, 2021

Happy 72nd Republic day of India (picture courtesy : internet)

UK man found to have downloaded and possessing horrific child abuse including sexual abuse videos, adult porn contents. even after pleading guilty under Sex offenders Act, he escaped jail sentence. stakeholders fear for reoffending.
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/tranent-pervert-was-caught-haul-sickening-child-abuse-images-and-bestiality-porn-3112250

Former security technician from US arrested and pleads guilty for secretly accessed women customers home security cameras breaching company’s privacy and confidentiality policies towards customers.
https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/94418-adt-technician-hacked-hundreds-of-customers-security-cameras

Delhi based Nigerian woman dupes another female divorcee through romance scam in India, gets arrested.
https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/crime/kurla-woman-loses-rs-17-lakh-to-cyber-criminals/articleshow/80427759.cms

West Buechel police investigates and arrests two women on charge of organized cyber crime for money laundering, card frauds and identity stealing.
https://www.wdrb.com/news/west-buechel-police-arrest-2-women-in-cyber-crime-case-involving-stolen-identities/article_ea9f18f8-5a9a-11eb-87fa-a76b12c9375c.html

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for August 1-August 15,2020

Happy Independence Day, 2020 (Picture courtesy : Internet )

Egypt prosecutes women influences of TikTok for “violating family values” under “draconian” laws addressing cyber crimes
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/08/egypt-survivors-of-sexual-violence-and-online-abuse-among-prosecuted-women-tiktok-influencers/

Police arrests fraudsters in India including two women in a case of online sex racket. Customers were shown photographs of women to allure them to pay money.
https://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/crime-beat/online-sex-racket-busted-in-thrissur-2-women-among-10-arrested-1.4972414

Stakeholders file Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of India to take action against social media accounts involved in indecent and illicit trading, revenge porn etc.
https://www.barandbench.com/news/litigation/pil-supreme-court-act-against-social-media-accounts-online-trade-of-illicit-content-revenge-porn

Appeals court in UK rules that using of automated facial recognition technology by police violates privacy related laws.
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/police-use-of-facial-recognition-violates-human-rights-uk-court-rules/?fbclid=IwAR26Erw5vPf3Sbe6_jSt7K94vCZXTd-TrXlVS5szbVyfBPT5FbsFzXJNLjg

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for February 10-February 16, 2020

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Women victims of sextortion, fake profiles, non consensual porn in Nepal suffer silently as law and the police fail to nab offenders sitting in different jurisdictions.
https://www.nepalitimes.com/banner/crossborder-cybercrime-and-punishment/

2020 valentines week saw romance scammers victimizing vulnerable older single women, war widows and heart broken widowers in Australia
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8001801/Love-scammers-swindle-MILLIONS-vulnerable-women-pretending-soldiers-widowers.html

Mexican woman violated and virtually abused even aftr hear death when news media portals share images and videos of her unskinned mutilated body over digital platform. Agitated stakeholders blame the ill drafted laws which failed to prevent circulation of objectionable of video of women by web portals.
https://www.headlinesoftoday.com/news/world-news/mexico-in-outrage-as-picture-of-mutilated-body-of-a-murdered-woman-published.html

Man and his female acquaintance arrested for blackmailing businessman in Pakistan for his objectionable private videos that were alleged to have been deceitfully captured by two women from the same gang.
https://www.dawn.com/news/1534111/man-woman-arrested-for-blackmail

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for January 7th-19th, 2020

Canadian court awards sentence for payment of compensation for reputation damage by woman who allegedly destroyed ex boyfriend’s reputation by posting about the latter on Instagram allegedly describing him as alcoholic cheater and containing sexually transmitted disease.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/world/article238980818.html?fbclid=IwAR2c-8sFVYhAgYZTQf5YJXb6Qr01tRMBvnSBWciXO4r58KVqvRKtKd_XKdE

Thousands of women’s images are illegally shared from their Tinder accounts possibly for major online sexual assaults and catphishing.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10768285/tinder-pics-stolen-cyber-crime-fake-profiles-catfishing/

Scottish police buys new devices exclusively for data mining for the purpose of crime investigation
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/2020-01-16-scottish-police-device-data-mining-password.html

BTech student from India sends friends request to woman only to collect personal photographs from her social media website and morphed the same for creating nude images. Accused arrested when mother of the victim complained to the police for sharing profiles containing nude images of the victim.
https://www.thehansindia.com/telangana/hyderabad-btech-student-held-for-sharing-morphed-photos-of-women-online-598041

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for December 1-22nd 2019

Teen boys are discussing about gang rape and fantasizing about raping their own classmates over Whats App chats in Mumbai
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/mumbai-ib-school-students-whatsapp-chat-horror-1629343-2019-12-18

Teacher is accused of sexting to students: it is unfortunate to note how teacher -student relationships are turning negative in every way
https://www.14news.com/2019/12/18/middle-school-teacher-former-miss-ky-pleads-guilty-sexting-student/?fbclid=IwAR0zN2-yq-xlLXkrfbeFzKdpYY0S-mGKxkDKl6m9HwNub8N7kftsDYe-KVk

There is no respite for women who are victimized due to card fraud as police stations still refuse to accept the concept of Zero FIR and most police stations are ill equipped to handle cyber crime cases.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/it-took-3-days-and-3-police-stations-for-woman-to-file-plaint/articleshow/72420404.cms

Cyber flashing or sending unsolicited pictures of private parts to random recipients, especially women and girls is becoming a matter of concern for law makers and criminal justice machinery in the UK
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/magazine/style/why-the-uk-needs-to-take-cyber-flashing-seriously-73c0r02f9

Philippine woman arrested for offering girls from the age group of 5-15, including her own nieces for online sexual solicitation. She faces arrest on the grounds of violation of Republic Acts No. 9208 (human trafficking), 10175 (cybercrime), and 9775 (child pornography).
https://www.rappler.com/nation/246689-aunt-arrested-offering-nieces-online-sex-south-cotabato

Man faces arrest for pushing and taking pictures of woman co passenger without consent in Kolkata metro station in India.
https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/metro-molester-dragged-to-cops/cid/1724135

Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for October 20th-31st, 2019

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm accusing of hacking phones of activists. Several women, who were already victims of online violence including rape threats, online misogyny etc, are also affected
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/29/whatsapp-sues-israeli-firm-accusing-it-of-hacking-activists-phones

Katie Hill, the U.S. Representative becomes victim of online exploitation and non consensual porn. Hill’s private images with a staffer get leaked infringing her privacy.
https://news.yahoo.com/kamala-harris-defended-representative-katie-143000147.html

Fake dating site which was victimizing men, was found to be engaging women for alluring men for the site. These women were promised high financial rewards if they could allure men and trick them into depositing money to meet women as proposed through fake profiles.
https://www.yovizag.com/vizag-cybercrime-police-fake-dating-website-case/

Woman crew brings law suits against two US pilots for allegedly committed voyeurism in 2017 by placing hidden camera in the lavatory of the flight. The images were streamed in the cockpit
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/southwest-airlines-pilots-allegedly-hid-camera-in-toilet-then-streamed-video-to-the-cockpit-2123450?fbclid=IwAR2JU5Y50YIxsCJ8ok4cIUR9ZK6K2631nDHkQgApluUQO3OmYoS63trdcCI

Australian law makers follow UK to use Facial Recognition tool to prevent children from accessing porn contents.
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/australia-wants-to-use-face-recognition-for-porn-age-verification/?fbclid=IwAR0vXJk_4h3k8a3E01jJ8repCwM0Gd_HaSkvw-8ogHAV0JAg2bIxqMuXCsY

Porn Hub, one of world’s biggest porn sites is being flooded by voyeur, non consensual porn images of women and girls that are captured using hidden cameras. Site users are using keywords such ‘hidden camera’ to access more voyeur and non consensual porn contents
https://jezebel.com/hidden-camera-clips-popped-up-on-pornhub-and-the-proble-1839414523?utm_medium=sharefromsite&fbclid=IwAR1lGgFZDmginVuP9jIwxWOp4RR8NHp_pmKqiCSuX-wUsOPdrwCuSEskuII