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US Federal Trade Commission settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator

US Federal Trade Commission settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator

Under the settlement, the accused is required to delete all of the images and other personal information he received while operating the site.

Washington: The Federal Trade Commission has settled a case against a man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website, which posted nude pictures of women without their consent.

The FTC says Craig Brittain of Colorado Springs, Colorado, ran the website isanybodydown.com, which is no longer operational. The site included the woman's full name, age, home town, phone number and link to her Facebook profile. The FTC says Brittain advertised a separate legal service that claimed to be able to take down the photos for a fee of up to $500.

Under the settlement, Brittain is required to delete all of the images and other personal information he received while operating the site.

The case signals an increased interest by regulators in revenge sites, which have proliferated in recent years.

first published:January 30, 2015, 12:43 IST