Hunter Moore

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Hunter Moore
Born(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 27)
Sacramento, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationEntrepreneur, internet personality
Known forIsAnyoneUp?
 
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Hunter Moore
Born(1986-03-09) March 9, 1986 (age 27)
Sacramento, California, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationEntrepreneur, internet personality
Known forIsAnyoneUp?

Hunter Moore (born March 9, 1986) started and managed the now defunct "revenge porn" website Is Anyone Up?.

Is Anyone Up?

Moore started the website in 2009. It featured revealing photos and videos of real men and women, linked to their social networking profiles on Facebook or Twitter.[1] Many of the subjects were outraged by the publicity, claiming that the explicit photos had been hacked from their personal computers or shared with former boyfriends or girlfriends, and that the photos had been posted as form of revenge. Because of this, the site's content became known as "revenge porn", but in an investigation by Charlotte Laws, a substantial portion of victims contacted stated that the pictures were outright stolen (40% had their computer or phone hacked only days before their pictures appeared on Moore's website) and another 12% stated that the pictures were fabricated, with their faces photoshopped onto or posted next to shots of nude bodies that were not theirs.[2] The site attracted a great deal of attention, some of it salacious, much of it condemnatory.

Moore claimed that the website attracted 30 million page views monthly as well as yielding $10,000 a month in ad revenue.[3]

Moore eventually faced numerous lawsuits, an FBI investigation[2][4] and he was stabbed in the shoulder with a pen by a woman who had been featured on the site.[5][4][6]

On April 19, 2012, Moore sold the website to an antibullying group.[7] He posted an open letter explaining his decision.[8]

Defamation judgment

On March 8, 2013, Bullyville founder James McGibney won a $250,000 defamation judgment against Moore.[9]

Indictment

On January 23, 2014, Moore was indicted in a federal court in California following an arrest by the FBI on charges of conspiracy, unauthorized access to a protected computer, and aggravated identity theft.[10][7]

Moore was released two days later from Sacramento County Jail on a $100,000 bond into the custody of his parents' home. He is allowed no access to the Internet and is required by law to dismantle the archives he owns for the Is Anyone Up? database while the FBI monitors him doing so.[11]

References

  1. ^ Zelmer, Emily. "Naked & Famous: How A Risque New Website Pushes Boundaries And Buttons". Alternative Press. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Laws, Charlotte. "I've been called the "Erin Brockovich" of revenge porn, and for the first time ever, here is my entire uncensored story of death threats, Anonymous and the FBI". XoJane. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Gold, Danny. "The Man Who Makes Money Publishing Your Nude Pics". The Awe. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Dodero, Camille (2012-04-04). "Hunter Moore Makes a Living Screwing You". Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  5. ^ Amanda Hess (5 December 2012). "Hunter Moore's Biggest Fan". Slate. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Morris, Alex (11 October 2012). "Hunter Moore: The Most Hated Man on the Internet". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Neil, Martha (24 January 2014). "‘Most hated man on the Internet’ is charged with email hacking to get photos for revenge porn site". American Bar Association. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Isanyoneup.com, revenge porn website, shuts down after selling to anty-bullying group". BullyVille. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Dodero, Camille (2013-12-13). "How Revenge-Porn Publisher Hunter Moore Suffered $250,000 Worth of Payback". Gawker. Retrieved 2014-1-24. 
  10. ^ "FBI Arrests "The Most Hated Man on the Internet," Revenge-Porn King Hunter Moore". MSN. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Ian McDonald: King of Revenge Porn’ Released to Parents, Now Grounded with No Internet, Fox 40, January 25, 2014/

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