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Friday, August 16, 2013

Enterprising N.Y. Observer tech reporter Jessica Roy's latest post is about a sign of our sad times: Online ‘Sextortion’ Trend, the new blackmail, has targeted newest Miss Teen USA; California state Senator Anthony Cannella has bill to deal with this problem there, but what about Florida?



New York Observer 
Betabeat blog
Miss Teen USA Is the Latest Victim in Online ‘Sextortion’ Trend 
Cassidy Wolf says she was contacted anonymously by a hacker who claimed to have nude photos of her.
By Jessica Roy, August 16, 2013 8:58 a.m.

The FBI is investigating a “sextortion” plot involving Cassidy Wolf, who was crowned Miss Teen USA last weekend, according to the L.A. Times. Though an official declined to elaborate on details of the case, including whether or not a suspect had been targeted, the plot is the latest incident in a series of sextortion scandals in which hackers gain access to personal information about a victim and use it to manipulate them into handing over nude photos.

The last time I mentioned Jessica K. Roy, the clever editor of the N.Y. Observer's tech blog, Betabeat, and tech writer for the Observer was my September 18, 2012 blog post titled, Teen girl's despicable revenge plot goes viral -and now comes the backlash to her cyberbullying! New York Observer's Jessica Roy has the scoop on the video from Putin's Russia: "Video of Russian Teens Brutally Bullying Peer Goes Viral. Bullying breeds more bullying"; @JessicaKRoy
http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/teen-girls-despicable-revenge-plot-goes.html

Her numerous previous post on the revenge porn and blackmail phenomenon are at:
http://betabeat.com/index.php?s=revenge+porn

As it happens, there's an AP story about what's going on with a Senate bill in California,
SB255to bring them into the 21st Century, though unfortunately, the penalty is only a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/15/3565120/bill-outlaws-growing-problem-of.html#storylink=cpy
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/15/3565120/bill-outlaws-growing-problem-of.html

Bill's text:
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB255
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