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New Research: Sextortion Can Ruin Lives

Larry Magid | Posted 05.12.2016 | Technology
Larry Magid

Sextortion usually involves a perpetrator (typically male) getting hold of a picture of someone (typically female) and threatening to widely share those images unless the victim gives them something they want. And that something is sometimes money.

Teens Charged as Adults for Child Porn: What You Need to Know About Teen Sexting

Larry Magid | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Larry Magid

Child pornography laws were designed to protect children from predatory adults. They were never intended to prosecute teens for sharing images of themselves. This is a disgraceful use of prosecutorial powers.

Action Needed to Curb Corruption Crimes Against Women and Girls

Frank Vogl | Posted 09.15.2016 | Crime
Frank Vogl

Substantial media attention has been given to the plight of women and girls as it relates to slavery and trafficking internationally. Here too it is corruption that is a critical factor. This massive crime succeeds in part as gangsters bribe border officials, police and other public servants.

FBI Needs Help Finding 250 Victims Of One Man's Online Sextortion

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.08.2015 | Crime

Lucas Michael Chansler is currently serving 105 years in prison after he extorted hundreds of teenage girls online for their naked photos, but the FBI...

Cyber-Ransom and Online Extortion - 5 Ways You Could Fall Victim

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Michael Gregg

Cyber-ransom is a relatively new crime on America's digital shores and it is spreading fast. While ransomware has actually been around for almost 10 years, it's mostly been limited to Russia and parts of Europe -- until now.

Philippines Busts International 'Sextortion' Gangs

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

MANILA, May 2 (Reuters) - The Philippine National Police and International Police had dismantled international "sextortion" operations during simult...

'Sextortionist' Blackmailed Children Into Sending Explicit Photos Online, Feds Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.09.2012 | Crime

An Indiana man facing child "sextortion" charges boasted to one of his 14-year-old victims that he wouldn't be caught, federal authorities announced t...