Revenge porn forums sharing drives full of alphabetised photos of Australian women

Posted in: Legal & Security at 23/03/2018 14:17

There's a secretive online world, where men trade nudes of women without their consent, often with their names and locations attached.

Australian research suggests that as many as one in five people have been victims of revenge porn, or "image-based abuse" — although the true extent of the problem is impossible to know.

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What I learned when naked pictures of me were leaked online
Three years ago, nude pictures of me made the rounds online. There were two and they had been taken in my bathroom several months earlier. One showed my stomach and my bare chest and the other was a long mirror shot of me topless, with my face on full display. I was even smiling – a gesture made for the eyes of my then long-distance boyfriend, to whom I had sent them via Facebook.

When you’re a teenager, it’s common to hear stories about other girls discovering their naked pictures on porn sites or in the possession of easily aroused adolescent boys. But you never think it could happen to you. After all, you’re just one out of millions. Surely the chances of something leaking are very small?

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