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Revenge Porn Legislation Debated in NSW Parliament

At ZDNET, Asha Barbaschow reports “New South Wales Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Mark Speakman on Wednesday introduced legislation to state Parliament with the aim of offering further protections for victims of the distribution of non-consensual intimate images and videos online, colloquially known as “revenge porn”.

Under the proposed amendments to the Criminal Procedure Act 1986, victims of intimate image abuse would have the same court protections as other sexual assault complainants. Judicial officers would also have greater powers to order images and recordings be destroyed

More protections for victims: who’ll be able to give evidence remotely, in a closed court and have their privacy protected.

Citing the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Speakman said there were 296 charges for intimate image offences between July 2018 and June 2019, and 420 charges laid between July 2019 and June this year.

 
 
 

Youtube has joined the Qanon Ban Party, in the lead up to the US election

YouTube said Thursday that it would no longer allow content that targets individuals and groups with conspiracy theories, specifically QAnon and its antecedent, “pizzagate.”

YouTube’s move to rid the platform of QAnon content follows similar recent changes by other social media platforms. In July, Twitter removed QAnon accounts and restricted QAnon content. Last week, Facebook said it would remove groups, pages and Instagram accounts that identified with QAnon.

Meanwhile, across the pond Facebook is clamping down on a far right political party, Advance NZ

a Facebook spokeswoman said the party was deplatformed after it repeatedly breached the social media site’s misinformation policies.

The party’s leader Te Kahika holds a number of controversial views, including that Covid-19 was a bioweapon designed to be used on civilians around the world.

 
 
 

Friday Review Round Up

pretty much everyone except me shared their Pixel 4a and 5 reviews

 
 

Anula Keenan of Finder reviews the Fitbit Versa

 

Tim Biggs at SMH went hands on with the Xbox Series X

 

My man Daniel Vooks got his Mario Kart early