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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with stalking


04 July 2022

Apple has responded as a woman claimed she was tracked by the tech company’s AirTags.

AirTags were released by Apple last year and were developed as a way to track keys or personal items, but there have been numerous reports of people being tracked with the devices.

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22 June 2022

Upskirting has been a custodial offence in UK since 2019.

 

The BBC found thousands of users openly sharing obscene material of women and girls taken in public without their consent. One man who posted videos of himself stalking schoolgirls in New York is now being investigated by police.

 

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18 February 2022

This is a tragedy and an interesting resource on the price and value of privacy.

 

'Over time, Justin's obsession with the girl became worrying. She learned that her hometown friends in Naples, Florida, were selling the man photos of her and other information, including her cellphone number.

Justin began calling and texting her, and even agreed to do one of her classmate's math homework in exchange for information about Ms Majury.'

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26 January 2022

For 10 years, Matthew Hardy harassed people online by creating fake social media accounts to spread lies about them.

His targets had very little in common - they varied in age, had unconnected jobs and were living in different areas when they were targeted.

However, one thing they all shared was a persistent paranoia, brought on by not knowing the identity of the person behind the accounts or why they were being targeted.

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24 January 2022

The draft online safety bill would not stop the sharing of "insidious" images of child abuse and violence against women and girls, MPs have said.

The Commons culture committee warned the government its proposed legislation is not clear or robust enough.

Content which is currently technically legal, such as deepfake pornography, still needs addressing, they said.

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