New York City Lawmakers Want to Make 'Cyber Flashing' a Crime

Two lawmakers introduced a New York City Council bill to explicitly make cyber flashing — a growing trend of technology-enabled sexual harassment — a crime, punishable by a $1,000 fine or up to a year in jail. One of the first news reports of cyber flashing was in London in 2015, when a female commuter told the British Transport Police that she had received lewd photos on her phone via AirDrop as she traveled to work.