April 25, 2018
New advancements in technology are commonly announced with fanfare and excitement. Domestic violence advocates seldom react with the same enthusiasm. From experience, they must rapidly prepare for how the new technology will be misused to inflict harm on the population they serve. Artificial intelligence, it turns out, is no exception.
August 25, 2015
We are thrilled to announce that the Digital Trust Foundation has awarded Without My Consent a grant to support three distinct projects: (1) to fully build out the 50-State Project; (2) to create a resource mapping the existing options and best practices to address online harassment called the Something Can Be Done! Guide; and (3) to develop and run a best-in-class Lawyer Training Program to empower representation of digital abuse victims across the United States.
Official Statement - Without My Consent Expresses Support for Microsoft’s New Reporting Mechanisms For Revenge Porn
July 22, 2015
This morning, Microsoft unveiled the launch of its new portal, a reporting web page that allows victims of revenge pornography to remove links to photos and videos from search results in Bing and remove access to the content itself when shared on OneDrive or Xbox Live.
Official Statement - Google Will Remove Nude Or Sexually Explicit Images Shared Without Consent From Google Search Results
June 19, 2015
Google announced today that it will allow people to remove revenge porn from its search results. This is great news and a welcome change in policy.
March 11, 2015
"Today, Twitter announced policy changes that will put significant and practical controls in place to help victims of online harassment on the Twitter platform. The new policy allows victims of so-called ‘revenge porn’ (the nonconsensual distribution of intimate images) to flag and report the abuse...
September 17, 2014
Today we are proud to release our Preliminary Report: Without My Consent’s Survey of Online Stalking, Harassment and Violations of Privacy.
Are You 18 Years or Older and Have You Experienced Online Stalking, Harassment, and Violations of Privacy on the Internet?
July 2, 2013
Ever since the South By Southwest Interactive conference in 2012, where Without My Consent debated the pros and cons of anonymity on social websites, we’ve been eager to obtain data to explain what is going on with online harassment.
July 9, 2012
We just received an offer to match $2,500 that we raise by July 18! Here are three things you can do to help us reach that goal.
June 25, 2012
We are excited to announce that we'll be hosting our first event and fundraiser in San Francisco on July 18th from 6-9 pm at the 111 Minna Gallery. The event will include a dynamic panel moderated by SF Chronicle tech journalist James Temple. The panel will focus on the nature of online harassment from the perspectives of victims, businesses, and the public, and offer strategies for confronting this new class of harm.
March 17, 2012
At the South By Southwest Interactive conference last weekend, I debated Cindy Cohn, legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the question of whether social websites should allow for anonymous users. Declan McCullagh of CNET moderated, Cindy argued for full anonymity at social sites, and I argued that social sites are best served by not permitting 100% anonymous users.