Tag: Weekly news update

Gender and Internet: Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for August 21-31, 2019

Cyber flashing ( sending unsolicited sexually explicit contents through apps and through emails etc to women and and men) is now being considered as an illegal offence under Texas laws.
https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/nation-world/texas-and-bumble-crack-down-on-cyber-flashing/65-fd49bf52-28f2-4d48-8ef7-328df0662eaf

Spanish police arrests man for upskirt photography. He who had been capturing under wears of women commuting in trains by placing spy cam in the backpack and placing the bag on the ground. He uploaded these pictures captured without consent in adult sites and they were watched over million times. A total of 555 women were identifiable in these videos.
https://www.news18.com/news/world/man-arrested-in-spain-for-upskirting-over-500-women-posting-videos-online-2279241.html

Nigerian man who ran a racket for drugging, raping and stealing mobile phones and valuables of women allured through social media, tells the police that he had to do this because he did not have any decent job.
https://www.newtelegraphng.com/2019/08/why-i-lure-ladies-to-hotel-drug-rape-them/

Astronaut alleged to have unauthorisedly accessed back account of her estranged female spouse while on space. Time to rethink about expanding the jurisdiction of internet laws
https://interestingengineering.com/top-nasa-astronaut-accused-of-first-cybercrime-in-space

Two women plead guilty in disseminating, teaching and planning to create mass destructive weapons to create jihad attacks in the US over cyber space
https://saraacarter.com/two-women-from-queens-charged-with-plans-to-make-weapon-of-mass-destruction/

Man gets arrested for extortion for Rs. 12.96 Lakhs, sextortion and impersonation targeting woman in Hyderabad in India
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2019/aug/27/chennai-man-held-for-cyber-bullying-2024899.html

Pakistan court rejects bail for woman accused of rape video case who would allure women to be raped by her husband. She is accused of filming the rape scenes and blackmailing the victims with the captured contents.
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2043800/1-court-denies-bail-woman-rape-video-case/

Gender and Internet: Cyber law magazine for women News Update for July 1-20, 2019

Concerns regarding privacy breach by Russian FaceAging App rises
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/07/17/faceapp-is-the-russian-face-aging-app-a-danger-to-your-privacy/#1f5fd4462755

Devastating impact of Revenge porn on victim women and girls acknowledged again
https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/devastating-impact-revenge-porn-files-3073566

Photo mining of women leads to balckmailing and extortion of women. Suspects arrested in Pakistan
https://www.samaa.tv/news/2019/07/islamabad-blackmailers-admit-to-involvement-in-child-pornography-fia/

Jeddah Court awards three days jail sentence to Saudi Woman for sending insulting Whatsapp communication to ex-husband
https://stepfeed.com/saudi-woman-gets-three-days-in-jail-over-profane-texts-to-ex-husband-4850

Selling intimate images of own wife is considered violative of law. SriLankan swimming instructor arrested for allegedly cooercing his Filipina wife to perform sexual activities for uploading the images and then selling them for unethical gain.
https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1074960

Philipines introduces Safe Spaces Act or Republic Act No 11313 to penalise misogynistic slurs, sexual harassment in public places, workplaces and online spaces.
Minimum sentence is fine and 12 hours community services with Gender sensitivity seminar
https://www.rappler.com/nation/235481-new-law-punishes-wolf-whistling-catcalling-online-sexual-harassment

Court struggles to settle online harassment cases involving emogis
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/08/tech/emoji-law/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3KP3pDDfrSbcnRYEyNPnPZN8S9MJZ6CPLLxMbV1OvSoq6bBfo6hXnSu_E

Facebook defends and says does not operate website to have friends, infringe privacy
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/07/facebook-denies-allegations-that-you-make-friends-on-facebook/?fbclid=IwAR2gBe-S5rP4prF57zODikgKshn5gbJbew7UnJDibLFP7oxiCx3BJ-_mJJU

Gender and Internet: Cyber law magazine for women news update for May 20- 26th, 2019

Women PUBG players are heavily targeted by sexist bullies and gamers
https://thelogicalindian.com/my-story/women-pubg-players-india/?fbclid=IwAR0yawT9fNvRM5LBXTEKLisEBuwju-MNGshqZDcgBIMBWNCyn_KuB2ygkhU

Cyber sex trafficking victimises several women and girls in South East Asia inlcuding China, Korea etc
https://www.businessinsider.in/thousands-of-north-korean-women-are-being-forced-into-sexual-slavery-in-china-rights-group-says/articleshow/69427275.cms

PORN as key words may attract searchers to hackers in UK
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9122972/uk-porn-block-hackers-warning/

Gender and Internet: Cyber law magazine for women Weekly news update for May 13- 19th, 2019

Women UN diplomats are also being targeted by predators online
https://www.passblue.com/2019/05/14/the-case-of-harassing-a-un-diplomat-via-1000s-of-text-messages/

Peivacy of women are being infringed in the name of escort services on social media
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2019/may/15/fraud-escort-services-now-on-social-media-1977097.html

Live streaming and harassment of women gets noted by criminal justice machinery in South east Asia
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3010610/southeast-asias-fight-against-paedophiles-moves-live

Weekly news update April 23-30, 2019

April 23-30

Four men arrested for wife swapping after woman files complaint in Kerala
https://www.newsnation.in/crime-news/kerala-wife-swapping-four-men-arrested-woman-files-complaint-fir-sexual-activities-sharechat-kayamkulam-article-222412.html

‘Digital Strip Searches’ for rape victims raise privacy issues in United Kingdom
https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/04/29/police-ask-rape-victims-to-hand-over-phones–are-these-digital-strip-searches-necessary/#40f96668460a

Singapore’s voyeurism problem and cyber crimes against women
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-voyeurism-problem-spy-cam-sex-harassment-monica-baey-11487244

Gender and Internet: Webmagazine for cyber law for women Weekly News update 8th April-14th April

Trolls did not leave the woman scientist who worked for Blackhole image

https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/13/18308652/katie-bouman-black-hole-science-internet?fbclid=IwAR2-nMULZyjZbiyf41xlHJKFIWAQpr5oM0VD9cH2tqH-ChMUH1IJAzlzKjg

Egypt’s new ‘Facebook law’ targets freedom of speech

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44858547

Jullian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, gets arrested in UK on charges of unauthirsed access to government documents, computer network , computer system etc.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/wikileakss-julian-assange-evicted-from-ecuador-embassy-in-london/2019/04/11/1bd87b58-8f5f-11e8-ae59-01880eac5f1d_story.html?utm_term=.82aa3e8d4e88