Revenge Porn

Google to Remove ‘Revenge Porn’ Images From its Search Results

It will not solve the problem. But Google is taking a positive step when it comes to revenge porn, hoping to mitigate the harm it is causing  victims, particularly women.  On Friday, a Google executive announced that the company will soon consider removal requests of the harmful images appearing in Google’s search...

LXBN TV: Courts and Companies Take a Step Forward in Combatting Revenge Porn

Last week, Whitney Gibson was interviewed by LXBN TV’s Colin O’Keefe to discuss the subject matters of our two most recent blog posts: 1) the change in Twitter’s revenge porn policy, and 2) the recent California sentencing of a man to 18 years in jail for identity theft and extortion charges, in conjunction with...

Revenge Porn Site Operator Sentenced to 18 years in Calif. County Jail for Identity Theft, Extortion

Former revenge porn website operator Kevin Bollaert, previously found guilty of 21 counts of identity theft and six counts of extortion, was sentenced to 18 years in jail on Friday. As stated in our February post, California passed an “anti-revenge porn” law in October 2013, which penalizes revenge porn offenders...

Twitter, Reddit Change Policies to Prohibit Revenge Porn, Establish Revenge Porn Removal Procedures

Earlier this month, Twitter updated its rules to prohibit “revenge porn,” or the posting of nude photographs or videos without the subject’s consent.  This news came a couple weeks after Reddit announced a similar change to its privacy policy reflecting its prohibition of revenge porn and the process of removing...

Operator of ‘Revenge Porn’ Site Convicted in California

On Jan. 29, 2015 the FTC announced it had banned a Colorado man from operating “revenge porn” websites.  Just days later, on Feb. 2, a man was found guilty in the San Diego County Superior Court on 21 identity theft counts and six extortion counts in an unprecedented California case....

FTC Violations Prompt Man’s Ban from Operating ‘Revenge Porn’ Sites

On Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that a Colorado man will be banned–subject to final approval–from distributing nude photos and videos without the subjects’ consent.  This comes following an FTC investigation that resulted in allegations of two FTC Act violations.  According to the FTC complaint, Craig Brittain operated...

How to Remove Nude Photos from ‘Revenge Porn’ and Other Internet Websites

Whether it is on Facebook, Instagram, or another popular website, many people today love sharing photographs about themselves and their whereabouts. But legal issues often arise when a person uploads or posts private photos (or videos) of someone else – especially when they involve nudity or are otherwise sexual in...