2014.10.20

News Headlines - 20 October 2014

Revenge porn victim Hannah Thompson demands helpline to kill explicit online pictures - Telegraph

The young woman who is the inspiration for a new law to punish jilted partners who post "revenge pornograpy" on the internet has called for a national helpline for victims wanting to remove offending images.

Crackdown on the cyber-mobs poisoning Britain: Sentence for web trolls to be quadrupled to two years after shocking high-profile online abuse cases | Daily Mail Online

Internet trolls who subject victims to vile abuse are to be jailed for up to two years under a tough Government crackdown.
Harsher sentences are to be introduced following a series of shocking, high-profile cases, including rape threats made against model Chloe Madeley last week.

Crime chief admits thousands of paedophiles will escape prosecution | Stoke Sentinel

The head of the National Crime Agency has said that some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution because they can’t cope with the sheer volume of offenders.

The ugly face of Japan's 'pro-women' policy - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Japan wants to be a world leader in eliminating sexual violence during conflicts, yet the Abe government is forcibly denying aspects of its "comfort women" history and harassing anyone who dares speak of it, writes Tessa Morris-Suzuki.

Abe balances tax rise against economic damage - FT.com

Shinzo Abe has hinted that he may delay increasing Japan’s consumption tax, saying the move would be “meaningless” if it inflicted too much damage on the country’s economy.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Japan’s prime minister, said the planned tax increase from 8 per cent to 10 per cent was intended to help secure pension and health benefits for “the next generation”. But he added: “On the other hand, since we have an opportunity to end deflation, we should not lose this opportunity.”


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