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Revenge Porn: But Wasn't That Supposed To Be Private?

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Hunter Moore thought he was beating the system, and for a while it seemed that he was. His business model basically was to post pictures of nude or semi nude women, sent to him by disgruntled ex-boyfriends, husbands, bff's etc, as a way to humiliate them.  

‘' Revenge Porn'' it became known as, and with a catchy description like that, you know the news media and the blogosphere gobble it up.  When "Rolling Stone" profiled him two years ago he was called ‘' The Most Hated Man on the Internet''. I'm sure his mother was very proud.

On Anderson Coopers former talk show, he quite forcefully defended himself, made no apologies for trying to profit off the misfortune of others, basically saying and I'm paraphrasing  ‘Hey, if you have a problem don't take naked pictures of yourself in the first place'. There is some logic to that.  Flash forward a couple years and Mr. Moore now finds himself arrested by the Feds, indicted on conspiracy charges, and unauthorized access of a private computer.

According to the indictment he went beyond posting pictures sent to him, and starting paying a  Studio City man, identified as Charles Evens, to hack into people's computers, steal the X  (or R) rated photos and send them to Moore in exchange for money. Oops.   Evens bailed out and isn't talking, Moore had a hearing up near his Sacramento home this afternoon, because so far he's still in custody. That may change. If he's lucky he's saved some of the money he made  (they're both young, in their 20's ) because he's going to need to spend a lot of it on defense attorneys to avoid going to prison.

Another example of the ‘'dark side'' of the internet, another reason why if you're going to take compromising photos of yourself, which is never a great idea, you better have an unbreakable password on your computer, which is next to impossible.  So… a warning… be careful when you say ‘'cheese'' .  Or ‘'cheesy"

 

 

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