Revenge porn is the well-publicised tip of the iceberg
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Revenge porn is the well-publicised tip of the iceberg

Revenge porn is back in the news after reports that the first woman to be convicted of the offence, Paige Mitchell, has been spared a jail term. Stigma following the publication of intimate images online can cause harm and distress way beyond some initial embarrassment, however. The growing number of explicit images being shared online, specifically without the … Continue reading

#SydneySiege: social media and an Uber u-turn
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#SydneySiege: social media and an Uber u-turn

Social media saw a mixed reaction to the armed siege and hostage situation in a cafe in Sydney’s Central Business District las week.  Whilst some tweeted their outrage then bystanders would take selfies, others used social media to show their support for the city’s interfaith communities as the #Illridewithyou hashtag trended worldwide. #hostagesituationselfie The scene attracted visitors throughout the … Continue reading

Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media
Social Media

Terror threat fears force Police to steer clear of social media

More than 200,000 Police officers across the UK have been instructed to take extra care on social media sites because of fears that terrorists are monitoring online activities in preparation for an attack. As well as warnings to be vigilant on social media, the instruction also applies to offline activity.  A spokesperson has confirmed this … Continue reading