• BURN MEDIA
    • Memeburn
      Tech-savvy insight and analysis
    • Gearburn
      Incisive reviews for the gadget obsessed
    • Ventureburn
      Startup news for emerging markets
    • Jobsburn
      Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5!

All posts tagged "Rape"

  • Uber will face legal action after alleged passenger rape in India

    The flak just keeps stacking up against Uber. Alleged repeated offender and Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav has been charged with rape in New Delhi, India. According to Reuters, Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner with the Delhi police said that legal action against Uber will be taken for lack of adequately vetting the accused driver. “Every violation by Uber will be evaluated and we will go for legal recourse,” said Verma. However, as TechCrunch points out, according to Uber’s Terms of Services, the “technology company” is not really liable for what “third parties” do. Written in all caps, it goes: Uber...

  • Twitter meetup results in child rape

    A 13-year-old girl has been raped by a 45-year-old man she allegedly met on Twitter. The young girl had reportedly skipped school to meet up with the accused at her parents home in an affluent suburb of Pretoria, South Africa. “When the girl opened the door, she realised that the man was a lot older than he had pretended to be online”, police spokesperson Captain Marissa van der Merwe told the Beeld...

  • Rape video causes social media outrage

    Video footage of a girl being violently gang raped is causing a social media storm. The video, which Memeburn will not link to for legal and ethical reasons, reportedly shows seven males aged between 14 and 20 raping a 17 year old girl. According to Eyewitness News, the video was captured on a cellphone camera and clearly features faces, genitalia, and several instances of penetration. The young males can also be heard offering the girl...