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Cyber Civil Rights

The ACLU's Frat House Take on 'Revenge Porn'

Mary Anne Franks | Posted 06.01.2015 | Crime
Mary Anne Franks

What explains the view that disclosing information about a person's medical history or financial status, regardless of motive, is destructive and should be punished by law, but that disclosing pictures of a person's naked body is trivial and should not be punished unless motivated by a desire to harm the victim?

When It Comes to Harassment and Stalking, the Virtual World IS Real

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Crime
Soraya Chemaly

A division between the "real world" and the virtual one has never existed where women are concerned and yet, this idea, enshrined in technology as a "disembodiment" pervades our attitudes, laws, social media policies and law enforcement.