‘She was absolutely distraught,’ Charlotte recalls from that fateful phone call in October 2011. ‘I could hear just how much pain she was in.’
Kayla had tearfully rang her mum in distress after being informed that intimate photos that she had taken in the privacy of her bedroom had been leaked on IsAnyoneUp.com alongside her name and all social media profiles.
When speaking to her mother, Kayla insisted she had never shared those photos with anybody and yet there they were, with all her personal information, sat on this hate-fuelled forum where people were encouraged to pour bile over those pictured by the website’s creator, Hunter Moore.
‘I knew I had to get that picture down,’ Charlotte tells Metro.co.uk. ‘Something like that can ruin someone’s life. That can go on a hundred different websites in a really short period of time. My daughter was getting so upset, she didn’t have the ability to fight this herself.
‘Someone else had to fight for victims. It was going to be me to face down Hunter Moore.’
IsAnyoneUp.com emerged from the primordial ooze of the primitive days of social media in 2011, with 20-something party prowler Hunter Moore having initially bought the domain for club promotion. When he was struggling to share nudes of someone he was sleeping with to some of his cronies, he used the website to post the photos, and eventually, others started sharing nudes they’d acquired from other people without their consent and often with malicious intent.
It was only after Moore shared snaps of lead singers from bands popular with scene kids – a subculture which fused the rainbows and raves of happy hardcore with the music and f***-you attitude of emo and punk – that saw IsAnyoneUp.com achieve a cult status amongst factions of the web. Now, everyone is going to be made aware of Moore, and the website’s grimy history in Netflix’s new documentary, The Most Hated Man On The Internet.
But it wasn’t just the explicit material that kept the website’s 350,000 unique daily visitors clicking on it. It was Hunter Moore that was the driving force behind the website’s popularity; pedalling his revenge porn to the masses, Moore didn’t shy away from his ethically abhorrent behaviour – he was proud of it, encouraging fans to pile on the people (mostly women) in the website’s comment section, claiming he started the site because ‘some b***h broke his heart’.
He launched irreverent hashtags over the content of certain naked photos he received, such as #NBHNC (short for ‘no butthole, no care’) that quickly gained traction on Twitter.
Moore even bragged about the amount of hate he received, with requests to take photos down being posted on the ‘Daily Hate’ section of IsAnyoneUp.com. He claimed IsAnyoneUp was protected by the same laws as Facebook, which meant he was under no obligation to remove any content from his site. He often replied to cease and desist letters with ‘LOL.’ In another instance, Moore responded to one request about removing photos with a picture of his own penis.
‘It’s 2012, it’s only a matter of time that someone monetised this, and I was the first one to do it,’ Moore said nonchalantly during a TV interview.
Charlotte saw how little Moore really cared about the emotional distress he was inflicting on people when she contacted him to see if he could remove Kayla’s pictures. After brusque messages were exchanged, Moore merely stopped responding to Charlotte.
The website was just disgusting, it was full of despicable content,’ Charlotte says. ‘It was a space for haters, trolls and misogynists to torment women, and they were contacting and sending these nudes over to whoever they could. This website was about driving people to suicide.’
While Charlotte was revolted, Moore’s demeanour earned him thousands of bizarrely obsessed fans that referred to themselves as ‘The Family’, a la Charles Manson. Moore was referred to as ‘The Father’, with fans desperate to be ingratiated in Moore’s inner circle. One girl brushed her teeth in her own urine and faeces to get his attention. Another devotee wrote: ‘If you had AIDS, I’d still f**k you just to say I have AIDS and that I got AIDS from you.’
Moore knew he had this unique and coveted power: in a webcam chat which he recorded and posted on a porn site, he insisted one girl put a mobile phone, alongside numerous other objects, in her anus – which she obliged.
There’s a plethora of motives for why Moore did what he did, explains Clare McGlynn, a Professor of Law at Durham University who specialises in image-based abuse.
‘Moore shared those images to create a bond,’ she explains to Metro.co.uk. ‘This was less about “revenge” but to boost their status amongst a group of men, and for Moore to raise his masculinity. He used his notoriety as an important aspect of his abuse.’
Moore’s internet infamy saw his antics covered in the media, seeing him land somewhat fawning interviews with high-profile magazines such as Rolling Stone and Vice, which had more than just a touch of admiration for his outlandish behaviour. Still on the party scene, Moore regularly shared photos of drugs, DJ sets and women, with one interviewer recalling hearing Moore getting one groupie to snort a line of cocaine off his penis.
Television interviews soon followed, with an appearance on the Anderson Cooper show, in which he was confronted by two victims who had been leaked on his site, bringing further notoriety. Moore’s abrasive, internet-forged persona may not have been well-received by viewers watching at home, but the show saw IsAnyoneUp.com go mainstream. Moore was now receiving thousands of submissions a day: teachers, nurses, elderly women – even a paraplegic’s nudes were leaked on the site, all with their contact details attached.
Charlotte soon learned that the police had no interest in helping her remove Kayla’s pictures from IsAnyoneUp.com. Five years before the dawn of the #MeToo movement, victim blaming was rife, and in this Wild West era of the internet where seemingly anything goes, legislation was limited.
While revenge porn was not illegal at that time, hacking was, and as Kayla was adamant she had not shared her intimate photo with anyone, Charlotte insisted they went to the police about what was happening.
4 Important Tips for Having a Vacation Abroad
Are you planning to go abroad but still don’t know what to prepare? People dream of going abroad, especially to countries like America and Europe. If this is your first time going abroad, you should check the following tips!
Prepare All Important Documents
The first thing you need to do is prepare important documents. For example, passports, ID cards, visas, and international driving licenses if you are going to drive abroad. Make sure you know whether the country you are going to visit is visa-free or not. For Southeast Asian countries, the Maldives and Turkey are visa-free, so you only have to have a passport. But a visa is still needed if you want to go to South Korea, Europe, or America. Make sure to scan your document and save it in the cloud like Google Drive or iCloud. Oh, yes, remember to check your vaccination status. Because every country needs your health information.
Itinerary is important for those who want to travel abroad. The reason is holidays abroad cost a lot of money, so when you can, take advantage of it with a well-planned schedule. Research in detail the tourist destinations you want to visit. For example, what is unique in it, ticket prices, transportation to get there, to the distance from the inn you’re staying. Remember to include places to eat that you want to try. Make sure the place to eat is according to your preferences, such as halal or free of certain food allergies.
Book Tickets in Advance
When you know how long you will be on vacation with the itinerary that has been prepared, it’s time to book plane tickets and lodging. Find cheap tickets by:
- Using promos and discounts on travel agent applications.
- Comparing which price is lower and what kind of facilities you will get.
- Choosing accommodation that fits your budget but is still comfortable.
Oh yes, also remember to check how the pandemic situation is in the country you are going to visit. Do you have to quarantine or not? Because it will affect your itinerary and accommodation. Due to the pandemic conditions that have not fully recovered, check whether there is still Indonesia quarantine after returning from vacation.
Exchange Money and Check Your ATM Cards
Exchange your currency into the destination country’s currency, for example, yen, euros, dollars, won, and others. But remember, don’t carry too much cash because it’s also prone to theft, besides being wasteful. For the rest, you can do cashless transactions. Check your bank’s ATM card to see if it has Visa, MasterCard, or Cirrus logos. This row of stamps indicates that your bank is working with banks abroad. Or you can also use a credit card to make your transaction easier.
Down 43%, Is This Tech Stock Worth Buying Right Now?
Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS) announced its fiscal 2022 fourth-quarter results (for the three months ended September 30) on November 3, and the supplier Apple’s stock price has risen 11% since then.
Skyworks beat expectations and showed solid growth at a time when smartphone sales were declining, but forecasts show the chipmaker is about to hit a bump. With that said, let’s take a closer look at the latest results from the chipmaker. Let’s take a closer look at whether the stock can sustain new momentum after losing 43% of its value in 2022.
Skyworks solutions deliver reliable results for non-mobile businesses
Skyworks’ fourth-quarter revenue increased 7% year-over-year to a record $1.4 billion. The company also reported non-GAAP (adjusted) earnings of $3.02 per share, up 15% year-over-year. Skyworks easily justified analyst estimates of $2.91 per share. For the year, the company’s revenue increased 7% to $5.5 billion and earnings rose similarly to $11.24 per share.
The strong growth of chipmakers in the fourth quarter was the result of successful diversification into new markets such as Internet of Things (IoT) and automotive, as well as relationships with major smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Yes, it helped make up for it. Weakness in the smartphone market. space. However, it was the non-mobile business that put a lot of effort into Skyworks last quarter.
As CFO Chris Sennesael noted in the report, the company generated $500 million in revenue from broad market segments (counting chip sales for non-mobile applications like IoT), up 30% from the previous year. Last earnings conference call. Broad market companies contributed 36% of Skyworks’ revenue last quarter, up from 29% in the same period last year.
It’s also worth noting that Skyworks earned $2 billion in revenue from this segment for the entire fiscal year. That’s almost 43% more than the $1.4 billion in revenue last fiscal year. The good news is that the company’s business in a wide range of markets can maintain its momentum. This is because, as Skyworks showed in its earnings report, it is attracting new customers in high-growth niches like IoT.
“In IoT, we continue to win new customers and expand our content. We have partnered with Vodafone to launch the UK’s first WiFi 6E platform. We have launched a solution for Fi 6 hotspots.”
Skyworks also enables the deployment of O-RAN (Open Radio Access Network) and delivers record quarterly results in the high-growth automotive business niche. For example, the O-RAN market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 42% until 2030. Meanwhile, according to Mordor Intelligence, the demand for connected cars will grow by 19% per year until 2027.
These catalysts explain why Skyworks expects its broad commercial segment of the market “to be a major driver in FY23 and beyond.”
The mobile business was not in its best last quarter
Skyworks’ mobile business generated approximately $907 million in revenue last quarter (this is total revenue minus $500 million from the broader market business). By comparison, 71% of Skyworks’ $1.31 billion in revenue last year came from its mobile business, worth nearly $931 million.
Thus, the company’s mobile business, which generates most of its revenue, declined year-over-year in the most recent quarter. This is not surprising given that smartphone sales have been declining for the past five quarters. Skyworks considers Apple its biggest client, with the smartphone giant generating 58% of its revenue last year.
Last quarter, Apple shipped 48.5 million smartphones, 6.4% more than last year. However, the overall smartphone market was down 9% year-over-year. And now things could get even worse for Skyworks.
All of this explains why Skyworks management is targeting a sharp drop in sales and profits. The chipmaker expects revenue of $1.3 billion to $1.35 billion and adjusted earnings of $2.59 per share in the first quarter of fiscal 2023. These numbers show double-digit declines in both revenue and earnings compared to the last year.
Tech Shares May Weigh On Taiwan Stock Market
(RTTNews) – The Taiwanese stock market fell nearly 230 points (1.7%) on Tuesday after falling for two days. The Taiwan Stock Exchange is currently just above the 14,700 plateau, but selling pressure is likely to resume on Wednesday.
The global outlook for Asian markets is mixed, with little change ahead of major economic events that could affect the interest rate outlook. European and US markets were mixed and flat, followed by Asian equities.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange closed sharply higher on Tuesday after gains in financial, technology and cement stocks.
The index closed at 14,709.64, up 152.77 points (1.05%) after trading between 14,449.05 and 14,716.58.
Among assets, Cathay Financial was up 3.45%, Mega Financial was up 1.78%, CTBC Financial was up 2.93%, Fubon Financial was up 2.94%, First Financial was up 1.35%, E Sun Financial rose 1.66%, Taiwanese semiconductor company rose 1.35% and United Microelectronics rose 1.35%. Corporation and Catcher Technology rose 0.56%, Largan Precision shed 0.22%, MediaTek rose 1.42%, Delta Electronics rose 1.71%, Novatek Microelectronics rose 0.51%, China Steel rose 0.51%. 2.87%, Formosa Plastics shed 0.22%, Nan Ya Plastics rose 0.92%, Asia cement rose 1.48%, Taiwanese cement rose 1.67%, and Hon Hai Precision remained unchanged.
Wall Street’s lead indicates a slight negative bias as the leading average rose, then fell in the middle of the session, but then rose to end the mix almost unchanged.
The Dow rose 3.07 points (0.01%) to close at 33,852.53, while the NASDAQ fell 65.72 points (0.59%) to close at 10,983.78, and The S&P 500 fell 6.31 points (0.16%) to 3957.63.
Volatile trading on Wall Street comes amid continued uncertainty about the situation in China following widespread outcry over the country’s Covid restrictions.
Traders may also have been reluctant to make any significant moves ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell today that could provide further clues about the rate outlook. Unemployment data continues to be released on Friday.
In terms of economic news, the Conference Board released a report showing a moderate decline in US consumer confidence in November.
Crude oil futures ended higher on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous session on hopes that OPEC could cut production to support prices later this week. West Texas intermediate oil futures rose $0.96, or 1.2%, to $78.20 a barrel in January.
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