Until yesterday, upskirting was almost completely legal. The practice involves taking sexually intrusive photos up people’s clothing without their consent. But now, in England and Wales, it’s punishable by up to two years in prison — and it’s about time. Prior to this, most serious upskirting incidents would put the perpetrator on the sex offenders list, but not all cases are considered “serious” enough to be backed-up by criminal law. Gina Martin, a 26 year-old activist, started an online campaign (#StopSkirtingTheIssue) and petition in a bid to criminalize all cases of upskirting. At a music festival in London last summer, a man took photos up… This story continues at The Next Web
Investors are IVP, sXiomatic Gaming, Battery Ventures, Causeway Media Partners, CRV, and Samsung Ventures Niantic raises US$245M investment [The Star] Niantic, the developer behind Pokémon Go, finished its Series C financing with US$245 million on Jan 16, according to a press release. The latest round of funding brings Niantic’s valuation to nearly US$4 billion. The […]
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