Jul 15, 2016

U.S. lawmakers introduce bill to criminalize 'revenge porn'

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced long-stalled legislation on Thursday that would make it a federal crime to share sexually explicit material of a person online without the subject’s consent. The “Intimate Privacy Protection Act” is an effort several years in the ...

Mar 25, 2016

Pupils as young as 7 caught sexting in Britain

More than 60 percent of school staff in Britain are aware of teens aged 13 to 16 sharing sexual material online, and pupils as young as 7 have been caught “sexting,” a study said Friday. The report from teaching union NASUWT union found that ...

Aug 11, 2015

Couples who sext have better sex: study

Couples who send each other sexually suggestive or explicit images by phone, commonly known as “sexting,” have better sex, according to a study presented to a psychology convention in Toronto. The practice is often portrayed as risky, yet American researchers found it is widespread ...

For Asia dating apps, love by numbers or chaperone

Jul 29, 2015

For Asia dating apps, love by numbers or chaperone

Move over Tinder — a crop of dating apps in smartphone-addicted Asia is offering to recruit friends for group dates or send along a chaperone to steer the course of romance. While dating apps developed in the West often encourage one-on-one, no-strings-attached meetings, many ...

Feb 13, 2015

'Revenge porn' law passed in England, Wales

A new law banning “revenge porn,”sexually explicit images shared online by a former partner without their ex’s consent, was passed in England and Wales on Thursday. The law means that people caught sharing such images on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter or ...

Jul 19, 2014

Teen faces jail, lifetime stigma in U.S. selfie porn case

A teenager in Virginia faces four months in jail and a lifetime on a sex offender’s list for texting videos of his erect penis to his girlfriend, his lawyer said Friday. The 17-year-old from the Washington suburb of Manassas is accused by police of ...

Jul 10, 2014

U.S. police seek graphic photos of teen in sexting case

A U.S. teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him. Prosecutors in Virginia told a judge they need photos of the 17-year-old’s erect penis to ...

Mar 16, 2014

Machu Picchu tourists told to stay clothed

Peru has boosted surveillance at popular archaeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu. Tourists have been posting the shots on blogs, prompting a statement from the Cultural Ministry rejecting “any disrespectful act committed by visitors” to ...