Gail Astin, 44, fell for a man online who claimed he was a widower called David Williams, 55, — a Texas marine engineer and dad working in Nigeria. He seemed so desperate and just kept asking me. He was persistent.
Google "knows that the images are hacked stolen property, private and confidential photos and videos unlawfully obtained and posted by pervert predators who are violating the victims'privacy rights and basic human decency," he added. According to the New York Post, he said he sent Google multiple notices of violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which requires Internet service providers to remove copyrighted material upon request, according to the report. He said that while other sites, such as Twitter Inc, had complied with the requests and removed the photos, Google was still displaying them in its search results and hosting them on its YouTube and blogspot websites.
Celebrities from all over the world are subject to online harassment in a daily basis. Social media is a place where almost every individual would seek attention from others. In this digital era we could hardly witness anyone who does not have a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.
A man who threatened to post nude pictures and videos of his ex-girlfriends online has blamed his behaviour on his ADHD medication. Joshua Wells, 24, from Sutherland in Sydney's south, met his first of two girlfriends on Facebookand they both agreed to meet in person on February Wells and the Engadine woman engaged in a sexual act, which he filmed.
A man who admitted blackmailing young women by threatening to post naked photos of them on social media if they did not send him more images has lost an appeal against his sentence. The Court of Appeal has upheld a jail term of two years and three months for Christopher Blackwood who was convicted on six charges of blackmail, one charge of causing harm by posting a harmful digital communication and one charge of intimidation. He pleaded guilty to the charges at the High Court in Auckland and appealed the sentence on the ground it was manifestly excessive and should be commuted to home detention.
Over the weekend, Emma Watson gave a lauded speech to the UN about gender equality. In the speechunder the auspices of her role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, she expressed support for the HeForShe campaign: an organization set up to promote equality between the sexes. Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.
When actress Bella Thorne was recently threatened by a hacker after he allegedly stole her private photos, she decided to deal with it in a powerful way. Over the weekend, the actress posted a lengthy note online explaining how she has decided to take control of the situation. He has sent me multiple nude photos of other celebs, he won't stop with me or them, he'll just keep going. The actress, who is currently promoting her autobiographical book, The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: A Mental Disarrayalso described how she spent the past 24 hours agonizing over the pictures.
Image-based abuse also includes threatening to take or share a nude or sexual image of another person. Abusers can be intimate partners, ex-partners, family members, friends, people you work with or strangers. This is how it may be spoken about in the news or media, but revenge is not always the reason behind image-based abuse.