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
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.
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.
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
Australian law makers follow UK to use Facial Recognition tool to prevent children from accessing porn contents.
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
Woman MP stresses on privacy and tracability of criminals on cyber space especially in regard to social media : Court in India emphasizes more on privacy rights
Accused persons still play dominance over the victim even after filing FIR regarding online harassment. Woman takes it to National Commission for Women. Complains about poor execution of laws
Porn sites are back in India despite the ban on porn channels by Department of Telecommunications. Cyber law experts show concern over cyber security.
Revenge Porn victims share unending victimization saga as laws fail to stop surfacing of revenge porn materials on the world wide web after years.
Israeli Man who harassed underage girls and young women by impersonating as gynecologist, swimming coach etc on internet to groom them only to do sextortion later, tries to escape clutches of law by faking mental illness. Psychological tests prove that he was doing online harassment in a very organised manner. Prosecutors asked the court to put him in custody unless proper legal recourse is decided. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-indicted-for-sexual-abuse-of-45-underage-girls/
Man targets women staff and female HR officials with lewd messages in India, gets arrested http://www.millenniumpost.in/delhi/man-booked-for-sending-obscene-texts-367832
Law fails to deter conman : Man dupes many women on Facebook promising marriage http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2019/aug/07/man-held-for-cheating-women-on-social-media-2015312.html
Messaging apps being misused to impersonate and send lewd messages to women in India https://www.freepressjournal.in/mumbai/aurangabad-women-approach-police-after-getting-lewd-messages
Dubai police warns beach-goers regarding taking pictures of women without their consent : jail term or hefty fines await law breakers https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/snap-with-caution-dubai-police-issue-new-warning-to-beachgoers-1.894327
Bitcoin sextortion scamming cases reaches record high https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2019/08/bitcoin-sextortion-scammers-stole-1-2-million-in-bitcoin-last-year/
Female researcher of Makerere University becomes the first person to be convicted under the Computer Misuse Act for offensive communication targeting President Yoweri Museveniof Uganda after she expressed her dissatisfaction when she was acquitted of charges for offensive communication. Apparently, Nyanzi, the researcher has been protesting against abuse of presidential power. https://observer.ug/news/headlines/61520-stella-nyanzi-found-guilty-of-cyber-harassment