In 2012, a Canadian man named Gregory Alan Elliott was accused of harassing two women online for a number of months. By 2014, he was standing before a judge for his alleged criminal activity. But in what quickly became a ground-breaking case against online abuse, Elliott was found not guilty Friday.
Jeb Bush released the first batch of what will eventually amount to thousands of pages of his emails today, and along with it, the personal information of what will eventually be thousands of his former constituents who did not consent to having their information released.
Our ever-hip and funky Justices of the Supreme Court are today hearing a case about what constitutes online harassment and what constitutes just a guy who is mad at his ex wife blowin' off some steam. During the hearing, Eminem was invoked by the Chief Justice.
Pro tip: if you're a semi-well-known writer and you want to act like a total fucking asshole on a dating website, try to avoid bringing up your status as a semi-well-known writer as you're berating a woman for not responding positively to your overtures. It just makes you look worse.
Last week, popular YouTube prankster Sam Pepper was justifiably raked over the coals over a video that depicted him forcibly grabbing women's butts and laughing at it like a stoned child after a dental appointment. Days later, news reports raised some serious allegations against Pepper: that he also sexually abused…
A new study has found that people who make the biggest fucking deal about their relationships on the internet tend to, conversely, feel very insecure about their relationships. Take that, love.
Famed cheating website and purveyor of trollish billboards Ashley Madison makes money in a few ways: first, by charging users to access the site. Secondly, by collecting fees from advertisers who wish to reach the site's users. The third? Charging users twenty bucks to delete their profiles.
A good rule of thumb for internet denizens: if an online service is offered to you for free, then you are the product. At the very least, you're a data point, and, therefore, a test subject.
Welcome to Pissing Contest, a weekly story sharing circle for the the ass-draggiest time of the afternoon on the ass-draggiest time of the last day between you and the weekend. Every week, we'll ask a question, you'll share stories, and we'll pick a winner that's featured in the next week's post. It's like a pyramid…
A Virginia woman is understandably upset after learning that someone skimmed a photo of her children from her Instagram account, slapped a little meme text on it, and posted it to his own Instragram account.
Nicole is a conventionally cute 28-year-old health care worker who is on Tinder to meet men. But she's not interested in doing sex things to their penises, despite their insistent and creepy overtures (typed with dicks). She's interested instead in reminding them that they should get their butts checked out. And all…
Apparently, Facebook really really really really really wants to know who you're fucking. The social network has introduced an annoying new feature it's calling the "ASK button" which will allow your nosy friends to, with the click of a mouse, directly ask you about the relationship status that you have deliberately…
Were you on the fence about whether or not people can be completely horrible and irrational during times of tragedy for no fucking reason whatsoever? Don't worry—we've got just thing to put you over the edge.
A pair of new studies out this week indicate that Facebook makes people feel terrible about themselves and too much Twitter can lead to breakups. Is the internet a series of tubes that does nothing but suck all of the joy out of people's lives? Probably.
In late August 2012, a Columbus, Ohio father of three noticed something strange as he sat down at the computer. His wife, who had just been using it, had forgotten to sign out of her Facebook account. There was a message waiting for her.
A Toronto man named Gregory Alan Elliott was arrested and charged two years ago with criminal harassment for threatening messages he allegedly sent to women via Twitter. His case finally began in a Toronto court yesterday. If convicted, he could face jail time.
This week, California authorities arrested revenge porn kingpin Kevin Christopher Bollaert for extorting women whose nude photos he'd feature on a "revenge porn" website he started. Bollaert also offered the women featured on his site help with "reputation management"... for a price.
If you're a member of any website that requires a password for entry into your individual account, then sarcasmo-congratulations: chances are you really fucking suck at picking out passwords. But we're not all equally bad at it, nor is it a problem that cant' be remedied with a little elbow grease.
Much virtual ink has been spilled over the past few days over the Oxford Dictionary's choice of "selfie" for 2013 word of the year. But I've noticed among the chorus of opinions on the social media self portrait an annoying trend: the selfie evangelist. Selfies are just dandy, they say, because they're a way for…
Shortly after we wrote about Facebook's refusal to remove a page glorifying the New Zealand Teen Rape Club known as the "Roast Busters," the page quietly disappeared from the social networking site. But don't bake Facebook any fucking cookies; there's still no way for users to report pages for "sexual violence." And…