Calif. OKs Bills Adding 'Selfies' To Revenge Porn Ban

By Erin Coe (August 26, 2014, 7:12 PM EDT) -- California lawmakers on Monday passed two bills seeking to extend a "revenge porn" statute that outlaws the posting of intimate images of unwilling or unaware people on the Internet, including a measure that would bar "selfies" from being posted without the person's consent.

After unanimously passing the state Assembly on Thursday, S.B. 1255 cleared the Senate on a 35-0 vote, and it now heads to the governor for review. The measure, which is carried by state Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, is aimed at strengthening the existing ban on posting sexually explicit photos of another person online without permission by including "selfies,"...

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