Online shenanigans may lead to cyberbullying legislation

Summary:In quick succession, Singapore authorities recently announced arrests and launched investigations to look into several bad online behavior.In one case, a gang lured young single men into exposing themselves in front of Webcams and committing other unspecified cybersex acts before proceeding to blackmail them.

In quick succession, Singapore authorities recently announced arrests and launched investigations to look into several bad online behavior.

In one case, a gang lured young single men into exposing themselves in front of Webcams and committing other unspecified cybersex acts before proceeding to blackmail them.

In another instance, a young man hacked into women's online accounts in order to impersonate them and ask their online friends intimate questions.

At the same time, the Singapore government announced it is looking into cyberbullying legislation.

Calls for such legislation as well as an Internet code of conduct will undoubtedly grow stronger.

What struck me is that, for 15 years, many already have called for the need to watch out for people you deal with on the Internet. Seems like we've never really learnt that lesson.

At the same time, people, including Singaporeans who are seldom seen as innovative, are dreaming up more and more scams. Does sex really sell? It certainly seems to have motivated these recent online acts.

Topics: Browser

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