Cyber Crime : Revenge Porn

Reposted from : http://www.reddit.com/r/TwoXChromosomes/comments/1qk6ne/a_month_ago_an_ex_posted_nude_photos_of_me_on_the/

Hi Guys,back to the blog.. Comes to the next post. Have you guys ever heard about a REVENGE PORN? seriously this kind of bully not just a NORMAL BULLY, Its a CRIME. Besides the authorities, there’s some organization that would help too.
Those ppl who does it seriously will face serious damages.

In Singapore, there’s a law for this case :

Distribution of Photos: Chargeable under Section 292 of Penal Code (usually hit with this), or under the Undesirable Publications Act.
Distribution of Films: Chargeable under Sections 29 & 30 of the Films Act.
If a minor is involved: Chargeable under Chapter 38 of the Children & Young Persons Act.
(Google it then you will know what’s inside those chapters)

Personal video or photo was took, made or created for personal needs and archive, so when someone post and distributes it? Yeah, penalty and jail are awaiting.

Here’s one of the story that I’ve found as from a friend(She’s a lawyer and the one who makes me understand lots of law about harassment,bully,Cybercrime)

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A month ago, an ex did one of the scummiest things possible: posted nude photos that I had taken of myself for him on the internet. They weren’t just photos of me, either. The site had myself full name and hometown, and was the first result when I googled my name. When I discovered this, I panicked and cried for hours, then after a lot of convincing from my friends, I went to the police.
I was (and still continue to be) surprised at how supportive, helpful, and non-judgmental the officers and detectives are. They listened to the entire story and helped me figure out what to do. Not once did I feel patronized or judged, even though I had to show multiple officers the multiple nude photos I had taken of myself for my ex and tell them every little detail of our relationship.
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You Need An Internet Defamation Lawyer Who Understands Defamation Law

Bonjour!
This article was referred by all friends of mine when i was facing this kind of situation;) i’d like to thanked all friends for understanding me, gimme support and burn my fire on in order to make me strong enough to stand again. They still take me as their good friends:) love you guys. Understanding the law before any actions, i’ll be back to post the steps of how to deal with it. Huaahhhh cannot write so much on blog as was busy for the Cambridge Exam, IELTS !;) Are you A victim of Cyber Bully or Defamation? Dun afraid, don’t let it be, Especially in Singapore has many such authorities or Organization to actually help you to deal with such problem. Enjoy reading! Merci;)

Originally posted on : http://www.traverselegal.com/internet-defamation/choose-tl-defamation-lawyer/

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Understanding Law in Media and Cyberworld

Originally posted on : http://www.medialiteracycouncil.sg/media-and-internet/Pages/understanding-the-law.aspx

Singapore’s law really strict and straightforward, so everybody especially youngsters, be mindful with what you do .;)~ enjoy reading,cheers.

Whether in the physical world or the cyber world, the long arm of the law applies. In many instances, words uttered in cyber space can be amplified. Online actions do have offline consequences.
Some of the laws that you should take note of, especially if you live a highly visible and public life in the online world:
Defamation
When you write or say something that causes someone “harm”, your words can be considered defamatory by the court, especially when those words have been read or heard by many right-thinking people. Causing harm (defamation) can be defined as causing the person to lose his credibility or reputation; causing the person to be shunned or avoided; or simply exposing the person to potential ridicule, contempt or hatred. Whether your words are explicit or implied, or whether you merely repeated what someone else has written, you can still be liable for defamation. Liability is not based on your intention to defame someone; the law is more concerned with the effect of your statements. So, even if you could prove that you had no intention to defame anyone, that would not get you off the hook because the court would deem that the harm or damage has been done. Defamation encompasses ‘libel’ (the term generally used for written words) and ‘slander’ (for spoken words).
It is possible to commit defamation in the online world through postings on any website, blogs and social networking sites like Facebook. Even tweets on Twitter and to an extent, SMSes and emails, may be subject to a defamation suit where one may be liable to pay damages. There are a range of defences available like justification, fair comment and qualified privilege, but one should generally be careful when making allegations of misconduct. It is always good practice to verify the source or truth of one’s information.
There is also the offence of criminal defamation under section 499 of the Penal Code. If you write or say something with the intention to harm, or have reason to believe that your words will cause harm to the reputation of the person, you have committed criminal defamation. There are exceptions however: it is not defamation if you are expressing an honest opinion about how the person is conducting his public functions, or about his character in relation to how he is carrying out his public functions. The penalty for criminal defamation is imprisonment for a term which may extend to 2 years, or with a fine.
Breach of Confidence
If you publish or upload photographs taken of another person in a private setting without authorisation, you may expose yourself to a lawsuit for breach of confidence. If, as the photographer, you know (or ought to know) that the person being photographed expects that the photos will be kept private, the court may construe that there is a relationship of confidence between the two parties. So, in publishing such photos, you may be deemed to have committed a breach of confidence.
In England, for example, the court has ruled that those who were present at the wedding of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were subject to an obligation of confidence because of the steps the couple had taken to ensure their privacy, and that unauthorised photographs of the wedding could not be published.
In the online world, where it is common for friends to be uploading and geo-tagging photos, it is always good practice and a courtesy to inform your friends, if they don’t already know.
Copyright Infringement
The law presumes that the person who has taken a photograph to be the author of that creative work, and therefore has the exclusive legal right to publish or reproduce the photograph. The same rule applies to composers of a musical work or producers of a movie. An unauthorised posting of a photograph, article, music video, film clip or street map on a website or social networking site is likely to be copyright infringement, and the person who uploads such unauthorised content may be sued by the copyright owner.
There are a number of defences available — like fair dealing — but a significant proportion of re-posted content online today may not be eligible for these defences. A copyright owner can seek an injunction (a court order requiring you to remove the infringing content and to stop uploading such content in the future) and monetary compensation in a copyright infringement claim in the Singapore courts. The same rights apply to you if you find that people are reposting your original work on social networks – you could request for removal or sue for copyright infringement, which could potentially be a cumbersome process and therefore, not usually taken by the average individual.
In the online world, the best practice is not to upload, download or circulate content that does not belong to you.
Sedition Act (Chapter 290)
Sedition is often defined as a crime committed against the state. In Singapore, any person who does any act which has or which would, if done, have a seditious tendency shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction for a first offence to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.
“Seditious tendency” includes uttering any seditious words, or publishing/reproducing any seditious publication. But what exactly is “Seditious tendency”? It is defined very broadly in the legislation: it encompasses a tendency (i) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the Government; (ii) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Singapore; (iii) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the citizens of Singapore or the residents in Singapore; (iv) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Singapore.
On online social networking sites, what you say/write may be found to have a seditious tendency. For example postings/status updates on Facebook that single out a particular racial or religious group/custom/practice may be construed to be promoting feelings of ill-will and hostility between different demographic groups in Singapore. Similarly, online postings against the Government or the judiciary may also be prosecuted under the Sedition Act if they contained a seditious tendency.
Racial and Religious Harmony — Penal Code (Chapter 224)
Complementing the Sedition Act, sections 298 and 298A of the Penal Code impose fines and imprisonment penalties for words — which include online postings — that are intended to wound the religious or racial feelings of another individual or to promote feelings of ill-will between different religious and racial groups in Singapore.
If you do or say something to a person to deliberately wound his religious or racial feelings, you could be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 years, or with fine, or with both. The same punishment applies if you were to promote or knowingly promote disharmony, ill-will or hatred between different religious and racial groups by using words, signs or other objects. More generally, anyone who commits any act which he or she knows is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious or racial groups and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquility, also commits an offence.
Public Order Act (Chapter 257A)
Any person who assists or promotes the holding, convening, forming or collecting of any assembly or procession without a relevant permit under the Public Order Act may be committing an offence liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000. Repeat offenders may be also jailed. Under the Public Order Act, a person who “organises an illegal assembly or procession can be construed broadly to include anyone who uses online media — for example, through Facebook — to encourage others to attend a gathering, meeting, march or parade, the purpose (or one of the purposes) of which is (i) to demonstrate support for or opposition to the views or actions of any person, group of persons or any government; (ii) to publicise a cause or campaign; or (iii) to mark or commemorate any event.”
If you would like to organize a public gathering for any social, civil or political cause, you should first obtain permission from the Police.
Incitement to Violence — Penal Code (Chapter 224)
Under section 267C of the Penal Code, whoever makes or communicates any electronic record, (a) containing any incitement to violence; or (b) counselling disobedience to the law or to any lawful order of a public servant; or (c) likely to lead to any breach of the peace, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 5 years, or with fine, or with both.
Simply put, you could get into trouble if you use social media, email, sms, etc to encourage violence or un-peaceful acts.
Distribution of Obscene Materials — Penal Code (Chapter 224)
Under section 292 of the Penal Code, whoever transmits by electronic means, or has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure, or any other obscene object whatsoever, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 3 months, or with fine, or with both. “Object” is defined broadly to include data stored in a computer disc, or by other electronic means, that is capable of conversion to images, writing or any other form of representation.
This means that it is an offence to download and possess any type of pornographic materials. It also means that if you upload sexually explicit photos of yourself or your girlfriend/boyfriend online, you will also get into trouble. If the person in the photo is under sixteen years old, you could also be charged for sexual exploitation of a child or young person under the Children and Young Persons Act (Chapter 38).
Computer Misuse Act (Chapter 50A)
Any person who knowingly causes a computer to perform any function for the purpose of securing access without authority to any program or data held in any computer shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both. This legislation criminalises the act of hacking into someone else’s computer regardless of whether the other party has suffered any harm. Where one attempts to cause an unauthorised modification of the contents of any computer, the penalties are more serious; one found guilty of such an offence shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.

Source: http://www.medialiteracycouncil.sg/media-and-internet/Pages/understanding-the-law.aspx

DEA Sued for Creating Fake Facebook Page Impersonating Woman in Drug Investigation

Reblogged it from leaksource.info , wow just an impersonation on Facebook + posting someone secret and inappropriate content became such a big problem, for you guys, don’t ever do such impersonation and creating post about a person some more if it contains a false and defame statement, or it maybe ended up like this. Enjoy Reading!

LeakSource

10/06/2014

Chris Hamby/BuzzFeed:

The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a young woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. Government lawyers also are defending the agent’s right to scour the woman’s seized cell phone and to post photographs — including racy pictures of her and even one of her young son and niece — to the phony social media account, which the agent was using to communicate with suspected criminals.

The woman, Sondra Arquiett, who then went by the name Sondra Prince, first learned her identity had been commandeered in 2010 when a friend asked about the pictures she was posting on her Facebook page. There she was, for anyone with an account to see — posing on the hood of a BMW, legs spread, or, in another, wearing…

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Interpol opens center in Singapore to fight Cyber Crime!

Interpol opens Singapore center to fight cyber crime

 

Hi guys,

Here I’m back with my second post of the week, informed by the Police officer that Interpol( The largest police association in the world) opens in Singapore to focus on fighting cyber crime! Visit their page at : http://www.interpol.int/About-INTERPOL/The-INTERPOL-Global-Complex-for-Innovation , If you’re facing a cyber crime like me you should just drop by and tells them what actually had happened to yourself. More details can read it below 🙂 Enjoy reading!

BY THEODORA D’CRUZ

SINGAPORE Thu Oct 2, 2014 4:44am EDT

(Reuters) – Interpol, the world’s largest police organization, is opening a center in Singapore focused on fighting cyber crime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.

Cyber crime is increasingly conducted by a highly specialized chain of software break-in experts, underground market-makers and fraudsters who convert stolen passwords and identities into financial gains. Criminals can keep data for months or even years before using it to defraud victims. Read More

New Law Takes on CyberBullying in Singapore

Hi Guys, Do u know what is Cyber Bully?

This article explained overall what cyber bully is, how to deal with cyber bully and what may happen if someone suffer a cyber bully. Read this and share it to your love ones around you.

New Law Takes on CyberBullying in Singapore

Published 12th Apr 2014 | Updated: 26th Aug 2014

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Cyber Bullying in Singapore

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While most reports of cyber bullying and the consequences that occur from bullying via the Internet and smartphones are based in the United States, ours isn’t the only country to have experienced this trend. As far away as Singapore in southern Asia, children have become victims of cyber bullying. In fact, cyber bullying has become so common that the government has stepped in to combat cyber bullying with a newly-proposed bill. Learn about CyberBullying in Singapore Read More

Harvin’s Declaration

My name is Harvin and here is to clarify a recent incident happened to me.

I had a friend, Mr. Ng KXX LXXX, after ending the friendship. He has done the following online:

1. Created blogs, impersonation social media account in my names, contains my personal particulars, false statement and made-up stories like http://www.deriqchris.wordpress.com and http://www.experienceproject.com/ with Username: deriqchris

1.1. Send harassment/threatening message via Email and fake social media.

Such activities has been reported to the police, investigation officer has classified the activity as intentional of harassment.

2. Months later, he repeated similar activities, 2nd police report lodged, according to the police officer, depending on the content, the cyber bully can be cyber crime as well as defamation.

3. All his past/current/future posts/accounts are properly documented, recorded, screenshotted, printed, as for solid evidences for further proceedings, it’s been vetted by police and lawyers for advice and possible actions. Evidence collection is on-going.

I also wish to thank my friends who contributed in reporting his spreading’s. Please do the same if you see someone pretending to be me sending you SMS, kindly screen shot and inform me.

I also thank my family members, relatives and teachers for their kindly support and understanding.
I have no intention to blame him, however it’s such a disappointment to see such immature behaviors from a fully grown up adult.

Regards
Harvin