(2019-10-17) Revenge porn, consent, victims’ empowerment; DMCA

00:28:21 “…I want them to know I'm there. I want them to think I'm there. Even if I'm not in that specific discord chat, I want them to be concerned- because people are less likely to misbehave if they think that someone is watching them. I'd rather deter them from doing this in the first place, then have to go and deal with the whole court system and get them in trouble for it. If we can just stop people from getting victimized before that happens, that’d be great.”

This episode is extraordinary. And there are a number of reasons for it…
That is the first reason the subject discussed is not only important but most often unknown and misunderstood by the majority of people.
The second one – it was the first time ever that the entire audience was allowed to say something. Listen to the end to find out why.

We are joined by Katelyn Bowden who passionately talks about The BADASS Army (Battling Against Demeaning & Abusive Selfie Sharing). It is a non profit organization - a collection of victims of image-based abuse who fight non-consensual pornography and all of its forms.

They do that through LEET:

  • Legislation – working on improvement of the current US laws as they are built around the intent to harm which is very difficult to prove;
  • Education – Keep the privates – private; teaching how to sex safely and protect one’s privacy;
  • Empowerment of victims – raising awareness of what can be done in case of non-consensual image sharing utilising The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA);
  • Technology – providing basic cybersecurity awareness training, developing programmes and working with platforms to prevent the revenge porn from happening.

The biggest revelation of this episode is to learn what the source of revenge porn usually is. Most of you (like me), before listening to Katelyn had probably this idea of an outraged ex sharing the nudes online.

Well…. Have a listen… It is indeed a very interesting and eye-opening conversation.
Katelyn and Stu cover lots of aspects of this subject:

  • How it all started
  • Shocking statistics around non-consensual image sharing and the whole subculture of it
  • Deep nudes/deep fakes
  • Victim trauma and different layers of it
  • Mentorship by the LE, civilian undercover work and infiltrating discord (do not try that at home)
  • Punishment (from the legislation point of view of course)
  • “Get my tits to DEFCON” scholarship 2019 – It raised an amazing $13,560!
  • Ketchup and Mayo
  • And lots and lots about Kyle… Kind Regards, Kyle

Follow Katelyn https://twitter.com/medus4_cdc

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  • Hosted by: Stu,
  • Production: Meadow,
  • Proofing, writeup: Mon.

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Ep. 74, No Sharing Please (with Katelyn Bowden)