16-year-old Brianna Denson of Fayetteville, North Carolina plead guilty in July as an adult – for crimes against herself.
The girl had taken nude photos of herself, an increasingly common activity among teenagers, and had possessed it. That’s two charges. To avoid becoming a sex offender, which brings with it a lifetime stigma, the girl decided to plead guilty and received a year on probation. Her boyfriend, on the other hand, Cormega Zyon Copening, is facing five counts in all, one of which is for having a copy of the photo of his girlfriend. If convicted, he will be a registered sex offender, which some might argue will weaken the value of the registry [...]
For a few years, there have been grumblings in Spain about the attempts to pass laws which forbid the photographing of police officers as well as various types of civil disobedience. Tolerance of civil disobedience is globally seen as a hallmark of a free society, but now “unauthorized” protesters in Spain will face steep fines, and photographing police in the line of duty is now illegal.
The security community has experienced shockwaves in recent months as it becomes clearer that Tor may not be the panacea of anonymity and security it was dreamed to be, with the network being compromised on more than one occasion, and a top developer warning that some nodes, central to the operation of the network, would be going offline. The story has taken a new twist with the discovery that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has hung up a federal employee on what many consider to be one of the most heinous crimes committed: child pornography.