By Wendy Shore on January 15, 2021

Tory MP calls for ‘cyber-flashing’ to be made a criminal offence

A Conservative MP has called for ‘cyber-flashing’ to be made a criminal offence to stop Britons sending X-rated snaps to strangers using the AirDrop function on their iPhones.

Cyber-flashing is when a person is sent an unsolicited sexual image on their mobile device by a stranger nearby through AirDrop, a file-sharing function on iPhones.

Victims are often targeted on public transport due to the technology’s short range.

Photo by Alexandre Debiève on Unsplash

Published by Wendy Shore January 15, 2021