A new episode of the television show Black Mirror brings sextortion to the small screen.
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In a particularly lame letter dated July 14, it has given a lot of reasons why responding would be really, really hard. To which we say, uh, yeah.
Legal Momentum, along with Orrick, Herrington & Suttcliffe LLP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, have released a new sextortion paper.
The University of New Hampshire’s new report on sextortion and our two papers are useful complements to each other in sketching out the universe of sextortion crimes.
Yesterday, Reps. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) introduced this bill, which they have dubbed the "Interstate Sextortion Prevention Act." The bill keeps the promise Rep.
Janice Wolack and David Finkelhor of the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center have an important new study out on their survey of sextortion victims. I haven't read it yet, but I'm very glad someone is doing this research. Two findings immediately stand out.
A few weeks ago, The Brookings Institution released a pair of reports on the problem of sextortion, authored by me, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic, and Clara Spera. (See Lawfare's previous coverage here).
In his recent post on sextortion as cybersecurity, Benjamin Wittes rightly points out that every webcam should have a physical cover or off-switch.
In the week since the release of our sextortion reports, there have been a number of encouraging signs of legislative interest in the problem. The day Brookings released the reports, Rep.
We've discussed sextortion as a manifestation of "the future of violence" and as a form of remote sexual assault. But it's also worth considering this new type of assault as a new form of violence against women.