‘Very dangerous’ Plymouth man jailed for grooming girls on Snapchat

  • A “very dangerous” man in his thirties who pretended to be 15-years-old to groom three young girls on social media, has been jailed
  • Anthony Davies, 33, from Plymouth in Devon, used Snapchat to convince 12 and 13-year-olds to send him sexual photos
  • The judge described Davies as a “deceitful” and “very dangerous man” when jailing him for nine years at Plymouth Crown Court
  • Davies admitted four counts of inciting children to engage in sexual activity.
  • He also admitted four breaches of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO)
  • Davies befriended and persuaded his three victims, two 13-year-old girls and one 12-year-old girl, to send sexualised photos of themselves
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            Sharing ‘deepfake’ videos and ‘downblouse’ cleavage pictures could become illegal

            • Sharing “deepfake” footage or ‘downblouse’ images of a woman’s cleavage without her consent could be made illegal
            • The Law Commission is examining proposals to enhance protection for victims who have explicit images of themselves captured or shared without consent.
            • “Deepfake” refers to images or video footage that have been doctored to make a person appear to say something they have not or look different than they do in reality – with them often appearing credible to viewers
            • Many people have sounded alarm bells about how “deepfakes“ can mislead members of the public and research conducted last summer indicated 96 per cent of all deepfakes online are
            • Women are targets in almost 100 per cent of cases
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            Kids Company founder calls for apology from Gove

                • Michael Gove should apologise to children who lost support from collapsed charity Kids Company, its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh has said
                • Speaking on BBC Woman’s Hour, she also said she believed Kids Company was targeted by a “smear campaign”
                • A government source later told the BBC the charity “was badly run” and “beset by a litany of failures”
                • Ms Batmanghelidjh’s comments follow her High Court winagainst being disqualified from other organisations
                • The ruling cleared former Chief Executive Ms Batmanghelidjh and seven others of personal wrongdoing
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                      Telegram update adds auto-delete option to all messages, expiring invites, and more

                      • Telegram is updating its messaging app with options for auto-deleting messages, expiring invite links, and new unlimited groups
                      • Much like Signal, Telegram received a burst of new users in the confusion over WhatsApp’s privacy policy and now the company is adopting features that were already part of its competitors’ apps including features that offer more security and privacy
                      • Auto-deleting messages were already possible in Telegram’s encrypted Secret Chats, but this new update for iOS and Android adds the option to make messages disappear in any kind of chat
                      • Auto-delete can be enabled inside chats, and set to delete either 24 hours or seven days after messages are sent
                      • Auto-delete won’t remove every message though; if a message was sent before the feature was turned on, it will stay.
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