Peeping technology: Watch out for online predators – Times

Video voyeurism. Overexposure. Ever had a appalling print of we posted to Facebook that done we wish to barf and satisfied how small control we have over amicable media? we LOVE technology. we get to see my dad’s face in Texas on my computer. Dudes, so cool. But how about when we are unprotected but a agree to a whole Internet? Then it becomes reduction unknown and totally personal.

I’m about to instance all over you. Recently a really plain and determined crony was videotaped sleeping in a compromising state. Friend awoke to a smartphone capturing friend’s vulnerability. we know this tellurian good adequate to know they asked this jerk to palm over a “evidence” with affability and diplomacy. Of march he declined. Not usually did he refuse, he afterwards forwarded a video to everybody he knew in an try to claim his prevalence and serve a person’s embarrassment.

According to Aaron Samsel of eHow, legally it goes like this, AHEM:

”Under California Penal Code Section 647, an act of voyeurism means to perspective by a manifest ‘opening’ or with an instrument (such as a remote camera) any place in that a chairman has a reasonable expectancy of privacy. Examples of private places referenced in a formula are bathrooms, a interior of bedrooms, changing bedrooms or tanning booths though, in reality, voyeurism can start any place where a plant can disagree their right to privacy. Surreptitiously recording underneath or ‘through’ a person’s wardrobe or recording a chairman who is bare or partially undressed but their agree are also acts of rapist voyeurism.”

Earlier this month, a 27-year-old male from San Diego was charged with 31 transgression depends of conspiracy, temperament burglary and coercion after he started a website for cloyed ex-husbands and boyfriends to post licentious or bare photos of their wives or girlfriends. The website compulsory a chairman posting a photos to embody a subject’s name, location, age and a couple to their personal Facebook page. When a women in a print demanded a photos be removed, he would couple them to his PayPal comment and assign anywhere from $50 to $350 for a dismissal of a photos. The man’s PayPal annals uncover he extorted tens of thousands of dollars this way. Fortunately, California’s new law creates it a misconduct to take and post cinema of a passionate inlet on a Internet with a vigilant to plague a subject.

It is painfully apparent that we contingency be discreet of a each pierce on a World Wide Web. I’ve famous people whose personal art was stolen and profited from. Weight detriment sites have used personal aptness photos but accede to publicize their products. And afterwards there is ever dire emanate of cyber bullying. So what can we do to keep we and your people protected online? A few examples: Be discreet about that photos we post of yourself and your family. A singular picture can infrequently lead to an mania that could jeopardise your safety. Don’t concede online trolls to pull we into conflict. How many times have we desperately wanted to punch someone by a shade or penetrate to their turn of evil by resorting to name-calling? It is roughly a daily conflict for me. But if we wanted down each 14-year-old child who pronounced he was sleeping with my mom, there would be no some-more 14-year-old boys. Don’t give out all of your personal information only since a website is seeking for it. Far too many websites ask for full names, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, etc., when you’re only wanting to perspective their site. Give them as small information as probable or go elsewhere. A lot of info about we is removing sole to directories, advertisers and we can’t even suppose who else. Talk to your children about online predators or bullies. Make them feel gentle entrance to we for superintendence with possibly of these issues and teach them on what to be heedful of.

Be intelligent about a time we spend online and know your rights. No one deserves to be victimized by websites or Internet bullies. And if we are one of those people who hides behind their mechanism and creates life ruin for others either online or by holding licentious videos and refusing to undo them, quit that nonsense! That’s because we don’t have any friends.

Sherae O’Shaughnessy is a Eureka resident, a horde during 94.1 FM KSLG, an emcee, a freelance writer, a owners and owners of BA-DUM-CHH Comedy Presents, was voted Humboldt’s Best Comedian 2012 by readers of a North Coast Journal, and writes this mainstay for a Times-Standard. For information on destiny shows, revisit or, or hit

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