Man Sent to Prison for Texting His Ex-Girlfriend Thousands of Times

An unidentified French man was sentenced this week to 10 months in jail for a campaign of harassment against his former girlfriend, which resulted in the tens of thousands of calls and texts in less than a year. » 9/05/14 9:45am 9/05/14 9:45am

Cyber-Harassment Is Real: Share Your Worst Online Creep Stories Here

One of the stickiest issues in the conversation about combating online harassment is the fact that it's, you know, online. The perpetrator is inside the victim's computer, not under their bed. It's easy for law enforcement and the public at large to dismiss cyber-stalking as "just trolling," as "boys will be boys," as… » 1/21/14 1:20pm 1/21/14 1:20pm

What Happens When a 13-Year-Old 4Chan Cam Girl Grows Up?

4chan, that bizarre cesspit of the Internet that most people know to avoid, recently celebrated its 10th birthday. And with the rise of the website came the rise of the Chan — a pantheon of 20 or so young women who gained a huge following for posting photos of themselves on the site's image boards. » 10/13/13 1:00pm 10/13/13 1:00pm

'Preoccupied,' 'Fearful' People Cyber-Stalk Their Partners, Study Says

"Experts" say "it is increasingly common for people to use the interpersonal electronic surveillance of ... social networks to monitor the activities of current and former romantic partners." I say "obviously." If you don't check up on the meaningful people in your life from time to time, you're abnormal — or,… » 8/26/13 10:50am 8/26/13 10:50am

A Tale of Mutual Cyberstalking

It's normal to obsessively cyberstalk your ex. But why do some of us obsessively cyberstalk our ex-lovers' new partners instead? I compulsively tracked my ex-boyfriend's girlfriend for months without really understanding my motivations for doing so — and it turns out she was following me back. » 1/09/13 4:45pm 1/09/13 4:45pm

Asshole Businessman Who Threatened to Rape and Kill Women Gets Four…

As it turns out, threatening to stalk, rape and murder women who are dissatisfied with your services isn't so great for business. » 9/07/12 6:15pm 9/07/12 6:15pm

Badass Athlete Unleashes Vigilante Justice Against Her Facebook Stalker

A blundering idiot of a cyberstalker has found the tables turned on him after sending shots of his junk to an Olympic athlete, who in turned posted his name and email address on her Facebook page. Her move has ignited a debate on whether or not she was justified, but if you ask me, he's lucky that's all that she did. » 4/25/12 7:15pm 4/25/12 7:15pm

If You Protect Women From Their Own Online Personas, the Creeps Win

"Girls Around Me," the application that allowed users to view the location of women on a map and their publicly available Facebook data with pictures until Foursquare cut off access after a storm of media criticism, has brought internet privacy and the concept of consumer "vulnerability" to the forefront of everyone's… » 4/10/12 1:40pm 4/10/12 1:40pm

29-Year-Old Former Assistant Sells Million Dollar Script About Internet…

Emma Stone is reportedly in talks to star in a movie based on a screenplay about cyber datestalking written by a woman who, until last week, was Adam McKay's personal assistant. The script's called He's Fuckin' Perfect, and the writer is currently accepting applications for people interested in officially living… » 11/03/11 5:45pm 11/03/11 5:45pm

The Worst Threats And Insults Spewed By A Cyberstalking Fraudster

Vitaly Borker, whose was exposed as a front to harass people and game Google, has been charged with mail fraud, wire fraud, making interstate threats and cyberstalking. His language is inappropriate for a family newspaper, to say the least. » 12/07/10 12:47pm 12/07/10 12:47pm

Stalking Erin Andrews — Or Anyone, Really — Is About To Get A Lot Harder

Erin Andrews was on Capitol Hill yesterday to advocate for a bill that would include newer technologies in federal anti-stalking laws, as well as expand the definition of stalking. It just passed in the House. How badly is it needed? » 7/28/10 10:35am 7/28/10 10:35am

When Foursquare Gets Creepy

"I saw that you checked in there on Foursquare," said the stranger calling the restaurant where Shea Sylvia was dining. He suggested they "hang out," adding, "You probably shouldn't be telling people where you are on Foursquare, should you?" » 7/27/10 4:49pm 7/27/10 4:49pm

The prosecutor in St. Charles County, Missouri, says no criminal charges will be filed in the Megan Meier case. As you know, Meier's parents claim that her suicide was the result of harassment via MySpace. The prosecutor has revealed that the MySpace profile was not created by the mother of one of Megan's friends, as… » 12/03/07 12:45pm 12/03/07 12:45pm