CyberStalking Is Increasing
from the watch-out... dept
After all those stories abou thow online dating has gone mainstream and “everyone is doing it”, here’s an article that says that all that online dating has led to an increase in cyberstalking, as well. I’m not sure how much blame should really go twoards online dating, and how much is due to people just having much easier access to the tools necessary. While, historically, cyberstalking has mostly been men stalking women, the reverse is happening more often as well. Even worse, kids are getting started at a young age, cyberstalking other children. People are even putting trojan horse spyware onto the computers of those they’re stalking. Surprisingly, the study also focuses a lot on the Verizon-RIAA battle over whether Verizon needs to give out private info of one of their customers without a court order, thanks to the RIAA filing a DMCA information request. While the connection might not be obvious, the people behind the study say that stalkers will now be able to file one-page DMCA requests to service providers in order to get the private info of people they’re stalking. Of course, such a filing would leave a record which might not be the best thing for someone who is stalking.