A female TikTok influencer from Egypt, Haneen Hossam, recently had her content on the platform send her to jail. The only thing she did was what influencers generally do – she invited and taught other users to monetize their social media activity. For this, the young woman was charged with “human trafficking” and sentenced to three years in prison.
Photographer ends up in jail for flying a drone in Cuba
It’s no secret that ending a drone without permission has its consequences. And as we’ve seen a few times so far, it can even land you in jail. Photographer Chris A. Hughes had this experience when flying a drone in Cuba. Speaking with Chris Hau, he talks about how he ended up imprisoned and how he managed to get out.
Drug dealer gets caught thanks to a photo of cheese he shared online
If someone told me that a photo of cheese could send a person to jail, I wouldn’t believe it. And yet, it really happened. A drug dealer recently got busted and sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison after he posted a photo of cheese online. And I’m not using slang here, it was actual cheese.
Man facing prison and $250,000 fine after smashing his drone into a police helicopter
A Hollywood man recently pleaded guilty for recklessly flying a drone and hitting a police helicopter with it. This misdemeanor will land him up to a $250,000 fine, and a maximum of one year in federal prison.
Instagram influencer sentenced to 14 years after violent attempt to steal a web domain name
A social media influencer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after trying to violently steal a web domain name from a stranger. No, this isn’t a Black Mirror episode or an Onion article. The influencer known as “Polo” developed a scheme that involved a Taser, a gun, and his violent cousin who went to the stranger’s door. The cousin broke into the man’s home, and even some blood was spilled as he tried to force the man to give up the domain name.
Photographer sentenced to 25 years in prison for drugging, raping, and sexually assaulting teen models
Carlsbad photographer Robert Koester has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual misconduct. He was accused of sexually assaulting and raping teen models he was paid to photograph, and the evidence suggests that some of them were even drugged and unconscious during the abuse.
Don’t drink and fly a drone in Japan or you could wind up in jail
In most countries, it’s illegal to drink and drive. But in Japan, it has now been proclaimed illegal to fly a drone while drunk. A new law has banned drunk droning, and the offenders could end up in prison for up to one year.
This is how flying a drone in a foreign country can put you in jail
When flying a drone, you must know what your limitations are. When traveling with it, this knowledge expands to the drone laws of the country you’re visiting. If you choose to stay ignorant, you may end up in jail, and this is exactly what happened to a French tourist in Myanmar. Thanks to his ignorance of the country’s drone law, he was arrested and sentenced to a whole month in jail just because he was taking some aerial shots with a drone.
“Upskirting” in the UK can now get you up to 2 years in prison
After initially being blocked by a single lawmaker, the bill that punishes upskirting has now become law. Starting in April 2019, people who take photos under someone’s clothing without their consent could end up in jail for up to two years.
Student faces spying charges in Egypt after taking a photo from an airplane
A British student was recently arrested for spying in Egypt after taking photos from an airplane. Reportedly, the 19-year-old Muhammed Fathi Abulkasem was accused of taking a photo of a military helicopter, and he was detained on arrival at Alexandria airport.
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