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Millions of Illinois Snapchat users could benefit as class action seeks big payout from Snapchat

Two Illinois residents allege in a new lawsuit that Snapchat is violating a state privacy law by scanning and storing faceprints. On May 11, attorney James C. Vlahakis, of the Sulaiman Law Group, of suburban Lombard, filed suit in Chicago federal court against Snap Inc. The class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of named plaintiffs Maribel Ocampo and Adrian Coss.
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Queens man arrested for allegedly raping 13-year-old girl on Long Island

A Queens man was arrested on charges he raped a 13-year-old girl on Long Island, police said. Andrew Ramsaroop, 30, of South Ozone Park, allegedly met the girl via Snapchat, then rendezvoused with her at a playground in Hauppauge where he raped her, cops said. Ramsaroop allegedly set the wheels in motion for the heinous act when he met up with the girl at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove on May 13, officials said. At that time, he tried to coax the girl and her friend into his vehicle, but was rebuffed, investigators said. The rape occurred later the same day, police said. Detectives arrested Ramsaroop on Friday night, authorities said, noting the girl informed a school official about the rape and the school notified police. Ramsaroop was charged with second-degree rape, second-degree criminal sexual act, and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said. Ramsaroop was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip, officials said. “The investigation is continuing,” a Fourth Squad detective told the Post early Saturday afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or anonymously to Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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Collinsville man arrested for possession of child porn

TULSA, Okla. — Connor Ellis Moore of Collinsville has been arrested for possession, procurement and manufacturing to sell or distribute child pornography. According to a probable cause affidavit - the investigation started in the beginning of March. Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) said that is to thanks to a...
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‘He Just Starts Hitting Him’: Woman Breaks into Tears Testifying Against Husband Who Allegedly Murdered Her Co-Worker Over Snapchat Messages

A New Hampshire woman sobbed through testimony implicating her husband as the man who brutally murdered her co-worker in a Massachusetts park one chilly evening in September 2020. On Sept. 20, 2020, 25-year-old Jonathan Amerault was ambushed, attacked, and ultimately killed in a park just across state lines. Armando Barron,...
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Snapchat May Have Parental Control Features Coming Very Soon

Snapchat may have parental controls coming soon in the form of what appears to be called the "Family Center." Watchful, a market intelligence company, shared several screenshots of what looks like Snapchat's Family Center. The screenshots indicate that the parent of teens will be able to see who they are friends with, whom they have messaged in the last seven days, and feel comfortable reporting abuse to the platform.
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Queens man raped 13-year-old girl he met on Snapchat: Suffolk police

LONG ISLAND - A man is under arrest after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl after meeting her on social media. According to the Suffolk County Police Department, Andrew Ramsaroop, 30, of Queens met the victim at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove on May 13. Police say Ramsaroop attempted...
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Fairfax teacher arrested for possession of child pornography

WASHINGTON — Kristine Knizner, a 28-year-old woman and Fairfax County public school teacher was arrested by police and charged with two felonies in connection to the possession of child pornography, officials say. According to police, when Knizner was arrested she was employed as a teacher at Irving Middle School...
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Online victims of Gladstone predator sought by police

DELTA COUNTY, MI— The Delta County Sheriff's Office is looking for victims of a man who solicited photos and videos of young girls for money. Joshua Ecklid, 31, of Gladstone apparently contacted the girls through Instagram, Snapchat and other social media. The account used on Instagram was "roberte1993" and the account used on Snapchat was "darknordor." Ecklid would friend the girls, then ask them to send him a video or picture of themselves in exchange for money.
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