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When is ‘revenge porn’ illegal? Lords call for clarity on when online activity ‘crosses the line’

Credits: The Independent
By: Adam Withnall
Clearer guidelines from the Government are needed so that people know when they can and cannot be prosecuted over “revenge porn”, social media “trolling” and other indecent material posted online, a Lords committee has said.
The trend of “revenge porn” involves people uploading explicit videos and images of former partners to adult [...]

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Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins is suing Yelp for “disgusting” reviews

Credits: London Loves Business
By: Shruti Tripathi
Pimlico Plumbers boss Charlie Mullins is suing Yelp for “defamatory and disgusting” reviews about the company.
The London-based plumbing company complained to Yelp about five reviews which were subsequently removed by the San Francisco-based website.
However, Mullins has taken issue with two other reviews Yelp has refused to take down.
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Businessman who has submitted 512 TripAdvisor reviews in one year accused of blackmailing a restaurant into giving him a free meal by threatening it with poor scores

Credits: Mail Online
By: Lizzie Edmonds
* Chris Hobson, 46, who wrote 512 reviews in 2013, is site's 'top reviewer'
* But he is now facing legal action over one of his scathing critiques
* Director of Double Barrel Steakhouse and Grill claims his words are libelous
* Sarah Bird says man threatened poor score unless he was given a [...]

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