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How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her
Van Engelen wanted to be sure that Steven wasn’t the mastermind of a complex scheme in which he hid his own abuse, impersonating Zonis impersonating him. She interviewed the Allens separately and then spent a week poring through the evidence: voicemails and social media profiles and native files of emails. By digging into how they were created, she found that emails from “Steven” had been spoofed—sent through anonymizing services but then tagged as if they came from his email or were sent from an untraceable account. Had Steven been the mastermind, it would have been “like robbing a bank but wearing a mask of your own face,” she said later. “It just doesn’t make any sense.” Van Engelen came to believe the Allens were telling the truth.... She asked other parents at her son’s school not to post pictures of him, and one asked her, “Aren’t you proud of your son?” .... The Zonises introduced emails and posts that they said were written by the Allens. But they were paper printouts with no metadata or digital trail to prove authenticity.
crime  harassment  revenge-porn 
26 days ago by jomc
The naked truth about Facebook’s revenge porn tool
This is absolutely spot on.

If Facebook wanted to implement a truly trusted system for revenge porn victims, they could put the photo hashing on the user side of things -- so only the hash is transferred to Facebook. To verify the claim that the image is truly a revenge porn issue, the victim could have the images verified through a trusted revenge porn advocacy organization. Theoretically, the victim then would have a verified, privacy-safe version of the photo, and a hash that could be also sent to Google and other sites.
facebook  privacy  hashing  pictures  images  revenge-porn  abuse  via:jwz 
5 weeks ago by jm
Facebook asks users for nude photos in project to combat revenge porn
The photos are hashed, server-side, using the PhotoDNA hashing algorithm. This would have been way way better if it ran locally, on user's phones, instead though. Interesting to note that PhotoDNA claims to have a "1 in 10 billion" false positive rate according to https://www.itu.int/en/cop/case-studies/Documents/ICMEC_PhotoDNA.PDF
photodna  hashing  images  facebook  revenge-porn  messenger  nudes  photos 
5 weeks ago by jm
Spoofed Grindr Accounts Turned One Man’s Life Into a ‘Living Hell’ | WIRED
In the worst cases, the suit alleges, the impersonator requested a “rape fantasy.” In one instance, Herrick says, a man refused to leave Herrick’s apartment building, and wrestled with Herrick’s roommate in the hallway until Herrick broke up the fight. Others have screamed obscenities at Herrick at his workplace, stalked him outside, and tried to have sex with him in the bathroom of the restaurant. On one day earlier this month, six men seeking sex came to the restaurant where Herrick works in just a four-minute span. And Herrick says the person controlling the fake profiles will often tell the visitors Herrick will “say no when he means yes,”
catfishing  revenge-porn  consent  harassment 
february 2017 by jomc
The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn - The New Yorker
Goldberg went on, “But, even if you did take a naked picture and send it to somebody, that’s not necessarily reckless behavior. That’s time-honored behavior! G.I.s going off to war used to have pics of their wife or girlfriend in a pinup pose. It’s often part of intimate communication. It can be used as a weapon, but, the fact is, almost anything can be used as a weapon.”...Using copyright law to combat revenge porn is a bit like using tax law to go after Al Capone, but copyright is one of the only restrictions that the Internet respects.
photography  revenge-porn 
december 2016 by jomc
Revenge porn: There's no 'silver bullet' for ending non-consensual pornography (Wired UK)
"The digital world is not separate -- it is the real world, where people express opinions and have important social existences. It's not something we can fully opt out of, or should be asked to. We need to treat online abuse as real, as an extension of existing patterns of abusive behaviour."
sexism  revenge-porn  wired-magazine 
april 2016 by jbrennan
Hundreds of people who want to hire hackers just got outed | Fusion
“I need to get information off an iPhone6, mainly texts (current and deleted if possible and the call log),” she wrote. “Or get into their email account … Thanks so much!”

When Terri made the request on Hacker’s List, which had been written about in the New York Times the month before as a way to “get some espionage done,” she probably didn’t realize that the request would later be publicly associated with her name and phone number and address.
revenge-porn 
may 2015 by jomc
Adult dating site hack exposes sexual secrets - May. 22, 2015
The breach was carried out by a hacker who goes by the moniker ROR[RG]. In an online hacker forum, he said he blackmailed Adult FriendFinder, telling the site he would expose the data online unless the company paid him $100,000.
data  revenge-porn  extortion 
may 2015 by jomc
The Hit Team
Fergal Crehan's new gig -- good idea!
The Hit Team helps you fight back against leaked photos and videos, internet targeting and revenge porn.
revenge-porn  revenge  law  privacy  porn  leaks  photos  videos  images  selfies 
january 2015 by jm
Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak Isn't A 'Scandal.' It's A Sex Crime.
It should not be treated with quippy sub-headlines like “What Would Katniss do?” It is a crime that has turned the entire online community into potential peeping Toms with little-to-no accountability for the consumers of said stolen property/invasion of privacy.
revenge-porn 
september 2014 by jomc
The Cyber Prosecutor Sending Nude-Photo Thieves To Prison
“emotional hacking”
This is the kind of rhetorical flourish — equating a virtual crime with one that does physical harm — that the prosecutors regularly use to get critics to take the crimes seriously.
revenge-porn 
september 2014 by jomc
The Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak of 2014 is just the beginning | Roxane Gay | Comment is free | theguardian.com
The Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of 2014 – or perhaps we should call it The Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of August 2014, given that this happens so often that there won’t be only one this year – is meant to remind women of their place. Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed.
revenge-porn 
september 2014 by jomc
I will not negotiate with terrorists. - Pastebin.com
I am not going to link to, or address anything having to do with the validity of the specific claims made by an angry ex-boyfriend with an axe to grind and a desire to use 4chan as his own personal army. This is not a “she-said” to his “he-said”. The idea that I am required to debunk a manifesto of my sexual past written by an openly malicious ex-boyfriend in order to continue participating in this industry is horrifying. It’s a personal matter that never should have been made public, and I don’t want to delve into personal shit while saying that people’s love and sex lives are no one’s business. I’m not going to talk about it.
abuse  revenge-porn 
august 2014 by jomc

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