Sexting

  • Interview: Snapchat co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel on sexting, future 02-11-2013 01:17 PM

    Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received. Founded in 2011, Snapchat is...
  • Peer pressure drives 'sexting' among young 02-10-2011 12:37 PM

    Sydney: Peer pressure drives young men and women to share sexual images through mobile phones - a new phenomenon described as 'sexting'. "However, research regarding the issue is in its infancy, and the voice of young people is missing from this discussion and debate," said Shelley Walker from the Primary...
  • Sexting is official, you may retweet it 19-08-2011 12:11 PM

    London: Sexting has just got the official sanction. And joining it in the dictionary is woot - a word that, for the uninitiated, means an electronic commuication to express enthusiasm or triumph. The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary also contains words like retweet, which means to forward...
  • Sexting scandal inspires Anthony Weiner doll 15-06-2011 10:50 AM

    New York: An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two versions: censored and uncensored. HeroBuilders.com of Oxford, Conn., is offering the standard doll for $39.95 and the anatomically correct for adults only version for...
  • Weiner won't go, new photos surface on Internet 13-06-2011 10:24 AM

    Washington: The second-ranking House Democrat joined the party leadership in urging Republican Anthony Weiner to quit because of his sexting scandal, a request the New York lawmaker has sidestepped in favor of a temporary leave of absence. The Republican Party chairman criticized Democratic leaders for not taking a more forceful...
  • California Senate: Schools can expel for sexting 03-06-2011 11:24 AM

    Sacramento, California: So-called "sexting" would be added to the list of infractions that school officials can cite to expel students under a bill passed by the state Senate. Senators on Tuesday unanimously passed SB919 by Sen. Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat. It defines sexting as sending or receiving sexually explicit...
  • Apple gets anti-sexting patent 14-10-2010 12:58 PM

    San Francisco: Apple has been granted a patent that allows parents to prevent their children from sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages. The patent was granted Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office and allows parents or other administrators of mobile phones to set definitions for banned texts....