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California Senate Votes to Ban Online ‘Revenge Porn’

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The California State Senate overwhelmingly passed a measure on Thursday that would ban so-called “revenge porn.”

The bill would outlaw distributing an identifiable image of an unknowing person that would “cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress.”

California Sen. Anthony Cannella introduced the measure because law enforcement officials asked for a tool to fight the problem, according to his communications director Jeff Macedo.

“Senator Cannella was made aware that there were no criminal penalties for revenge porn,” Macedo told Mashable. “He looked at it as an issue and saw that here’s an instance where technology is moving faster than the law.” Read more…

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