DENVER, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In June of 2013, California took meaningful steps toward banning the revenge porn industry. Bill 255, which passed in committee in the senate, would be a great relief to the hundreds of people, but the legislation could take months to cross the desk of the governor, and it might not help people who live in other states. In order to provide more meaningful assistance, InternetReputation.com is announcing a new product line that can immediately remove photos from MyEx.com, and help victims prevent future reputation-based attacks.
The new product line stems from an increased awareness of the price the victims of so-called "revenge porn" are required to pay, and the lack of support these victims may receive from community resources.
"When we were discussing this new program, I went online and started reading some stories about the terrible things that happened to these victims," says an InternetReputation.com representative. "One woman interviewed by a Texas newspaper, for example, was recognized in a grocery store by someone who told her that he'd saved her photos on his personal computer. Stories like that just make my blood boil. This woman doesn't deserve to be a victim of an attack. I wanted to do something to help."
In the past, people who appeared on MyEx.com had to follow a lengthy process to fight back, and they were often met with significant obstacles with each step they took. The website WomenAgainstRevengePorn.com, for example, provides a whopping 7 steps women would need to take in order to remove their photos from just one website, and the authors suggest that the steps may not result in photo removal.
The InternetReputation.com solution is much simpler. Victims simply fill out a form, detailing how many photos appear online, and they pay a small fee. Then, programmers remove the photographs and ensure that all existing links to the pages are removed.
"That's a key step, as removing a page can leave a bit of a shadow behind," says an InternetReputation.com representative. "The page might be missing, but someone running a search might still see a description of the page in search results, and those results usually include the words 'naked photos.' By breaking links, we ensure that even those references are gone."
InternetReputation.com can provide an intensive monitoring service, ensuring that new copies of the photographs don't appear on other revenge porn sites. The programmers can even create websites, press releases and photo entries that are attached to the victim's name, ensuring that future attacks just can't take hold.
"It's a complete, wraparound service, and we're proud of the help we can give people who've been attacked on MyEx.com," says an InternetReputation.com representative.
Visit www.internetreputation.com to find out more.
Media Contact: Gary Bloom, InternetReputation.com, 800-758-9012, firstname.lastname@example.org
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