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John Oliver's Internet Misogyny Rant is Satisfying As Hell

Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted 16 full minutes to the topics of vicious, misogynist online harassment and revenge porn, the difficulties of stamping them out, and the absolutely unacceptable responses from authorities. The whole thing culminates in a parody of an early 90s AOL ad. It was pretty… » 6/22/15 9:00am 6/22/15 9:00am

Ex-Football Player Pleads Guilty to Posting Revenge Porn On Instagram

Jermaine Cunningham, former linebacker for the New York Jets, pleaded guilty to spreading sexually-revealing photos of a former girlfriend through his social media. Cunningham admitted to posting suggestive photos of his ex on his Instagram, as well as tagging her in the pictures without her consent. The posts… » 5/21/15 11:00pm 5/21/15 11:00pm

Revenge-Porn Asshole Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison 

Revenge-porn website operator Kevin Christopher Bollaert was sentenced to 18 years in state prison on Friday. The San Diego man ran the website yougotposted.com, where users and hackers could anonymously post nude photos and personal information of people (read: women) without their consent. Bollaert was convicted in… » 4/04/15 2:30pm 4/04/15 2:30pm

California Convicts First Person Under New Revenge Porn Law

A 36-year-old Los Angeles man has the not-awesome distinction of becoming the first person to be convicted under California's new revenge porn law, after posting topless images of his ex-girlfriend on her employer's Facebook page. Noe Iniguez was sentenced to a year in jail yesterday, after a jury found him guilty of… » 12/02/14 1:00pm 12/02/14 1:00pm

Tumblr Refuses to Take Down Ilegal Public Restroom Photos

Former police officer David Cerna was recently arrested for placing a hidden camera in a Mobile gas station bathroom in Chesterfield, Missouri, and then posting the videos on a porn site. Now, after the site has been taken down, stills remain searchable on Tumblr. Yet Tumblr refuses to take down the photos—what gives? » 7/16/14 7:00pm 7/16/14 7:00pm

German Court Rules Man Must Delete Naked Photos of His Ex

Last week, a German high court ruled that you can legally request that your ex-partner delete all erotic media of you following your breakup. This is great news for the nation's prolific sexters and a terrible blow for its begrudging, malicious shitheads. It's also something that would probably never happen in the… » 5/29/14 4:00pm 5/29/14 4:00pm

Guy Arrested for Revenge Porn Is Really Sorry, Hates Revenge Porn Now

In December of 2012, Kevin Bollaert, an intrepid 26-year-old San Diego entrepreneur, came up with a foolproof business plan: a website where men could vindictively post nude photographs and personal contact information of bitches they hate, and then if the bitches want it all taken down they have to pay $350! WHAT… » 12/11/13 2:10pm 12/11/13 2:10pm

One Woman's Dangerous War Against the Most Hated Man on the Internet

I felt like Will Smith in "Enemy of the State." I was being hunted, harassed and stalked by criminals with technological expertise. I had been thrust into an unexpected war. I felt exposed, vulnerable and alone on the front line. I had awoken a hideous network of villains and saboteurs, who were in pursuit of me,… » 11/22/13 3:20pm 11/22/13 3:20pm

Rejoice, Prolific Sexters: California Passes Anti-Revenge Porn Law

Revenge porn — or when a jerk posts private sexy photos of a woman online without her permission with the intent to humiliate or exact comeuppance — is seriously disruptive to the lives of the women victimized by it. Laws haven't caught up to reality, though, and in most states, once you sext a guy pictures of your… » 10/02/13 4:45pm 10/02/13 4:45pm

A New Bill in Florida Would Make Non-Consensual ‘Revenge Porn’ a Felony

A new bill in Florida would make it a felony to publish online nude photos or videos of a person without his or her permission and with his or her identifying information. That's a step in the right direction towards slowing the proliferation of the exceedingly icky "revenge porn" Internet sewage spill that has made… » 4/07/13 3:00pm 4/07/13 3:00pm

23 Women File Class Action Lawsuit Against Gross Revenge Porn Site

Just how far does the Communications Decency Act go? A group of women who have signed on to a class action lawsuit against the owners of revenge porn site Texxxan.com — and its hosting company, the always-charming GoDaddy — are about to find out. Their suit seeks to prosecute for invasion of privacy and mental… » 1/22/13 3:15pm 1/22/13 3:15pm