Virginia Teen Sexting Case

Cops assert powers in teen sexting case that should scare the hell out of you

By on July 9, 2014 at 2:02 PM.

Cops assert powers in teen sexting case that should scare the hell out of you

There are times when we really can’t believe how far cops are willing to go to bust someone. This is one of those times. The Washington Post reports that law enforcement officials in Virginia are looking to get a search warrant that will let them legally take pictures of a teenage boy’s erect penis for use in what they’re describing as a child pornography case. However, the only thing that the 17-year-old Virginia resident has been accused of so far has been sending pornographic pictures of himself to his 15-year-old girlfriend in response to a sexting message that she sent on her own. More →

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New iPhone app enables self-destructing sext messages

By on May 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM.

New iPhone app enables self-destructing sext messages

New iPhone app enables self-destructing sext messages

Sexting, or the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs between mobile phones, continues to grow increasingly popular. Mobile users often have private photos posted to the Internet without their permission, and politicians and celebrities alike have taken explicit photos that using mobile devices that were eventually leaked. Unfortunately for Anthony Weiner, the congressman wasn’t aware of an iPhone app by the name of Snapchat. The program is available for free in Apple’s App Store and allows users to send photos that self-destruct within 1-10 seconds. Images cannot be saved in the app, and Snapchat will even notify users if the recipient takes a screenshot — though there is no way to prevent screenshots from being taken, of course. It should also be noted that images are stored on the developer’s servers, and while the company “attempt(s) to delete image data as soon as possible after the message is transmitted,” it cannot guarantee messages will always be deleted. “Messages, therefore, are sent at the risk of the user,” the company’s privacy policy warns. More →

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