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The Internet has brought us many things: The ability to keep in touch with friends near and far. Instant answers to every trivia question. Even a million Match.com babies. But the underbelly of the net is vast, and often unregulated.

One area of this dark side is cyber exploitation, more colloquially called “revenge porn.” Revenge porn, in its basic form, involves posting nude or semi-nude photos of people (usually women) without the victims’ permission. An estimated one in ten former partners threaten to post exploitative photos of their exes, and approximately 60 percent of them follow through with the threat.

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