Thursday, February 5, 2015

... and throw away the key

From the Washington Post:

‘Revenge porn’ Web site creator convicted; he victimized thousands of women

From the linked article:
Kevin Bollaert, a 28-year-old Web developer from San Diego, created in December 2012. The site occupied one of the Internet’s seediest niches, inviting men to submit naked images of their former lovers as “revenge” for a breakup. By the time it was taken down the following year, the site included photos of more than 10,000 people, mostly women. The images were often accompanied by identifying personal information and links to the subject’s social media accounts....
Bollaert used a second site,, to demand money from the women whose pictures were posted in exchange for taking them down. Prosecutors said he charged up to $350 per person and made tens of thousands of dollars from the site.

More here.

I don't believe in the death penalty, but it's not because I believe it's cruel. It's not. Decades of imprisonment is much more cruel. (And there's always the risk that the executed person will become a martyr.)

For some people, no cruelty is too much.

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