Weather Alert

Texas’ cyber flashing law goes into effect this weekend

A phone with an App Store selection of the dating app Bumble is pictured Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Texas is gearing up to be a leader on cracking down on people who send unwanted nude images. The state's new law that bans so-called cyber flashing is set to take effect on Saturday. It comes after dating app company Bumble lobbied for action in Texas earlier this year. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) —  Sending unsolicited nude photos are about to cost you more than your dignity.

Texas and the dating app Bumble are working together to crack down on people who send unwanted nude images on dating apps or anywhere in cyberspace.

This came about after the Austin-based dating app company heard complaints from users who received nude photos. The company pushed for action and the new law banning “cyber flashing”  takes effect this weekend

Electronic transmission of sexually explicit material a Class C misdemeanor.  Sending pictures of your “junk”, your “stuff” or…whatever else you want to call it…. could set you back $500 if the person who received it hasn’t given consent.

 


Connect With Us Listen To Us On