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A man who set up a revenge porn
website called Is Anyone Up has been
jailed. Hunter Moore---dubbed the
revenge porn king---says he started the
site after a "girl broke his heart."
But the 29-year-old soon found it was
making him huge amounts of money.
Is Anyone Up posted nude photos
which often included names and contact
details. Many of the victims' photos
were found by their family and friends.
Some were subjected to harassment
and even assaulted. Moore, from
California, has now been sentenced to
two and a half years in prison and fined
more than a £1,000 ($2,000). When
he's released he will be under
supervision for three years. It means he
will have to log every "computer,
computer-related device, screen name,
password, email account or ISP" with
his probation officer. But there's
criticism that his punishment isn't
tough enough and that US laws don't
tackle revenge porn as a specific crime.
Last year, Moore was found to be
paying an accomplice to hack into
peoples' computers and steal nude
photos. He'd been dubbed the "Most
hated man on the Internet" by Rolling
Stone magazine and faced huge
criticism online. (BBC)
Revenge porn website boss jailed
National Disaster Response Force personnel carry an elderly woman and a dog rescued from floodwaters in Chennai, in the southern
Indian state of Tamil Nadu, last Friday. The relentless rains that lashed the state for three days eased Friday, but the misery of tens of
thousands of people was far from over, with large parts of the main city still underwater along with the region's biggest airport.
INDIA NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE
As at 4.30pm reports say
at least 30 people, including
three attackers, were killed
and at least 80 were injured
in a triple suicide bombing
blast on an island in Lake
Security officials said the
attacks yesterday were carried
out on the island of Koulfoua,
on the Chadian side of Lake
Chad on a busy market day.
Police in Chad said the
bombers were all women.
No one has yet claimed
responsibility for the blasts
but officials suspect the
attacks were carried out by
members of the Boko Haram
armed group from neighbour-
ing Nigeria. General Banya-
man Cossingar, Chad gen-
darmerie director general,
confirmed the attack, saying
Boko Haram is suspected, the
AP news agency reported.
State of emergency
Chad's government insti-
tuted a state of emergency in
the Lake Chad region last
month, saying the area had
become a gathering point for
Boko Haram fighters.
More than 5,000 soldiers
have been deployed on islands
and lakeside villages there.
Earlier this year, thousands
of people fleeing Boko Haram
sought refuge on the island
although it was not immedi-
ately clear if they were still
Boko Haram, which has led
a six-year armed campaign in
Nigeria, has stepped up
attacks this year in Chad,
Niger and Cameroon after
those countries agreed to fight
the armed group. (Al Jazeera)
Triple suicide blast
in Chad kills 30
President Barack Obama says this week s
deadly California shootings were "an act of
terror" carried out by attackers who were pos-
The president's comments came during his
weekly radio and Internet address yesterday,
a day after the FBI said it was investigating
Wednesday's shootings as "an act of terror-
Obama says proven radicalisation would
underscore the threat posed by people who
give in to violent extremist ideologies.
FBI Director James Comey said evidence thus
far indicates the shooters showed signs of rad-
icalisation but were not part of a broader ter-
Several Republican presidential candidates
had quickly labelled the shootings an act of
terrorism and faulted Obama for not saying so
New Canadian Prime Min-
ister Justin Trudeau s admin-
istration has reaffirmed that
it will make moves to legalise
marijuana, now that parlia-
ment is resuming after the
In a speech last Friday laying
out policy plans, Governor Gen-
eral David Johnston said the
new Liberal government would
make recreational use of the
drug legal, but that it would
also regulate and restrict
access---though details about
those restrictions were not
forthcoming, reports say.
Johnston said eliminating the
"criminal element" of marijua-
na use would help fix a broken
system, adding that regulators
would have much to learn from
recent efforts in Colorado and
Washington states. (Time)
RAF jets have carried out their second set
of air strikes in Syria since MPs backed mil-
itary action against so-called Islamic State
in the country.
The Omar oil fields were targeted for the
second time, using two Tornados and, for the
first time, two Typhoons.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who is
visiting the British base for the Syria mission
in Cyprus, said: "Last night saw the full force
of the RAF."
Four Tornado jets launched the first UK air
strikes in Syria last Thursday.
Bombing began hours after MPs gave their
backing for military action, with the oil fields,
which are in eastern Syria, targeted.
During his visit to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus,
Fallon thanked military personnel. He made
no assurances about the length of the campaign,
telling them only it was "not going to be short
"We face a new kind of enemy that makes
no demands, takes no hostages, doesn't want
to negotiate," he said.
"It's not what we do that they oppose, it's
what we are. It's because of who we are in
Britain and the West that we have this particular
"You go now into this full-bodied mission
with your orders and with your training. But
I want you to know also you go with the backing
of the government and the people of Britain."
Canadian govt reaffirms plan to legalise marijuana
Obama calls California
shootings 'act of terror'
UK jets carry out
2nd Syria strikes
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