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Former Ryan Intern Arrested in Nude Photo Scheme

Adam Savader alleged to have cyberstalked, extorted women

(Newser) - Adam Savader: "American patriot," "Reagan Republican," alleged sleazebag? The 21-year-old, who worked as an intern on the Romney/Ryan campaign and was a campaign staffer for Newt Gingrich, was yesterday charged with cyberstalking and blackmailing women into sending him nude photos of themselves, Politico reports. Savader allegedly... More »

Arizona Bill Outlaws Being Annoying Online

Critics say anti-trolling bill violates the First Amendment

(Newser) - Arizona is hunting trolls. The state's House and Senate have passed a bill that would make it illegal to post messages online "with the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend," HLN reports. The bill is descended from old phone laws targeting prank callers and... More »

Facebook Dumps Breakup Notifier

Despite having millions of users, Facebook deems app 'spammy'

(Newser) - Cyberstalking just got a little bit harder: Facebook yesterday pulled the plug on the exploding Breakup Notifier app, which racked up more than 3.6 million users since it was released on Monday. In an email to app creator Dan Loewenherz, the Facebook powers-that-be wrote that "to ensure positive... More »

US Busts 'Explosive' Online Seller Who Bullied Customers

Vitaly Borker charged with cyberstalking

(Newser) - An online merchant who bragged about using customer complaints to rise through Google rankings has been busted on charges including cyberstalking, the making of interstate threats, and wire fraud. Investigators seized firearms and ammunition from Vitaly Borker's home along with boxes of apparently counterfeit eyeglasses, the New York Post reports.... More »

Creepy Google Engineer Stalked Teens Online

He was axed after accessing minors' accounts, spying on chats

(Newser) - An engineer has been fired after abusing his position at Google to spy on teenage chat transcripts and access their accounts. David Barksdale, 27, breached the privacy of at least four young teens of both sexes as a member of an elite tech group at the company, Gawker reports. He... More »

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