TM 16: Saving teens from sexting's legal minefield
This podcast is an episode of Tech's Message, a weekly audio download from London-based technology journalists Nate Lanxon and Ian Morris. Hear a discussion based on the week's most interesting UK technology news, and other irreverent takes on tech issues deemed important for British ears to hear.
Teenagers sending consensual, sexually explicit messages are unfairly being labelled sex offenders because of UK laws, say censorship activists, according to a WIRED featured written by Liat Clark. Backlash, a collective of academics and legal experts, is calling for a change to existing laws around creating child pornography, to protect those under 18s engaging in purely consensual activity. Clark joins the show this week to discuss the implications.
Andrew Hoyle, senior editor at CNET.com, also joins the programme to discuss some of the week's technology news curiosities including the return of Nokia classic game Snake, a new technology to help nervous fliers, and a petition to curb after-hours corporate email addiction.