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Nevada and FTC Sue Revenge-Porn Website

In a recent lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada against the website MyEx.com and its affiliates and operators, the government is looking to shut down one of the most notorious revenge-porn websites. And if you were looking to get one last NSFW sneak peak at the perverse website, you're out of luck, as it's already vanished from the Web.

Fortunately for the prosecutors, one of the defendants that is alleged to have helped operate the site, Aniello "Neil" Infante, has agreed to settle the claims against him and cooperate however possible. As part of the settlement, he agreed to not post anyone's picture or information online without permission, not accept money to remove information from the internet, as well as several other specific conditions. Furthermore, the settlement required him to sign a stipulated order and judgment, which was filed alongside the federal complaint in Nevada.

Revenge Is a Dish Best Served With Cash

Unfortunately for the many victims of Infante and his cohorts, the settlement he signed will do little to pay for the damages caused. The website bilked countless individuals out of hundreds or thousands of dollars just to take down pictures and information that should never have been posted in the first place. Over a period of a couple years, the company behind it all, EMP, reportedly made over $4 million. The FTC complaint is filled with complaints of individuals who reported the website for its shady practices.

As part of the settlement, Infante will only have to pay $15,000. Although the money judgment calls for over $200,000, due to his inability to satisfy the judgment, the bulk of it has been suspended. If he fails to meet any of the other conditions of the settlement, the suspended portion will come due.

Revenge-Porn on the Outs

While it is certainly sleazy, the internet is one of those places where sleaze can fester, and does it ever. Most surprisingly, the revenge-porn that would be posted would often include the victim's name, and contact information. However, many major websites, including Twitter and Facebook, have decided to take a stand against revenge-porn, and have begun actively hunting to remove it from their sites.

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