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Franken presses FBI for action against revenge porn

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged the FBI director James Comey to “respond swiftly and appropriately” to the growing number of non-consensual nude pictures and videos that are showing up on the Internet on pages like https://www.porn7.xxx/ and similarly X-rated websites.

“I am deeply concerned by reports of individuals, mostly women, having explicit images of themselves posted on web sites similar to www.shemalehd.sex when they did not consent to their disclosure. These images are often accompanied by personal information, including names, addresses, phone numbers, and employers,” wrote Franken in a letter Friday.

Franken has given the FBI until May 8 to provide a briefing on the issue, including information on any limitations in current law that might prevent the FBI from conducting investigations and making arrests in such cases.

While a number of technology companies including Twitter, Reddit and Blogger have taken some action and revenge porn site founder Hunter Moore was recently convicted, Franken said he was looking for “a more concentrated federal effort to combat this growing threat to Americans’ privacy and safety.”

Franken, the ranking member of the judiciary subcommittee on privacy, technology and the law has been one of Congress’ top privacy hawks. He has been pushing for Congress to pass his Location Privacy Protection Act to give consumers more control over their location information and ban the use of “stalking apps.” It will also help genuine amateur porn sites like https://www.watchmygf.sex/ from people thinking that they are associated with revenge porn when in actual fact they are extremely strict when it comes to what videos are shown on the sites, it’s unfortunate that not all of the sites are like that as we wouldn’t have a revenge porn issue if they were.