revenge pornAs reported by CNET News:

Tempted to post a compromising photo of an ex-lover who spurned you?

A bill signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday promises up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for people “convicted of illegally distributing private images with the intent to harass or annoy.” Sponsored by Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), Senate Bill 255 goes into effect immediately and makes posting “revenge porn” a misdemeanor.

Such private photos are posted online, sometimes at multiple sites, without the subject’s knowledge or consent. Some sites that specialize in revenge porn photos charge the victim hefty fees to remove them.

A certain segment of the tech crowd is aghast at the prospect of the return of Hunter Moore to the so-called “revenge porn” segment of the web. A breathless story by Jessica…