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Facebook Introduces Anti-Revenge Porn Program

Facebook has introduced an anti-revenge porn feature to the platform which will be able to detect previously-flagged malicious images and stop users from posting them.

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Texas Appeals Court Affirms $345K in Revenge Porn Damages

HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas appellate court has affirmed a “revenge porn” case and awarded $345,000 in damages. Matthew Kita, a Dallas lawyer who represented the woman in the case, told Texas Lawyer magazine that the decision is the first of its

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Texans Now Subject to 678 New Laws

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a total of 1203 bills following the legislative session this year, and more than half of those laws kicked in September 1 for the entire Lone Star State.

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Texas House Follows Senate, Criminalizes ‘Revenge Porn’

The Texas House gave its final nod to criminalize “revenge porn,” the compromising practice of posting sexually explicit and nude images by an ex-lover with the intention to humiliate a former sweetheart or spouse. The vote on Friday, May 15, was 128-1.

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Bill Seeks to Stop ‘Revenge Porn’ in Texas

Long gone are the days when ending a love connection means a lot of name calling and bad-mouthing. Now, breaking up has gotten a whole lot harder to do in a “selfie-driven” social media age where a jilted ex-lover can plaster X-rated photos of that formerly dearly beloved all over the internet. It is called “revenge porn” and it turns private citizens into accidental overnight porn stars. Texas has a few bills gaining traction in the state legislature to stop the widespread malicious cyber-madness.

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In defence of revenge porn

Revenge porn–posting explicit pictures of someone else online–is back in the limelight following the conviction in California earlier this month of Kevin Bollaert, the man responsible for a website specialising in hosting other people’s revenge porn. The conviction of Mr