Android Vs. iPhone Apps

Android is beating iOS in a way that Google will never brag about

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Android is beating iOS in a way that Google will never brag about

Google and Apple never hesitate to brag about things that their platforms supposedly do better than one another but we have a hard time imagining Google bragging about beating iOS in this particular metric. UberGizmo directs our attention to a new report from Pornhub showing that more porn traffic now comes from Android phones than from iPhones. More →

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Facebook Revenge Porn Lawsuit

Revenge porn victim wants $0.10 in damages for every Facebook subscriber in the world

By on July 30, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Revenge porn victim wants $0.10 in damages for every Facebook subscriber in the world

A Facebook user who claims the social network has failed to take action against a fake “revenge porn” Facebook page despite being notified about it, wants the company to pay $0.10 for every subscriber it has, or around $123 million in damages, The Wrap has learned.

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UK Porn Filters Censorship

One year on, the U.K.’s Internet porn filters are still an epic disaster

By on July 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

One year on, the U.K.’s Internet porn filters are still an epic disaster

Who could have predicted that strong-arming ISPs into hastily implementing content filters intended to stamp out pornography would be a disaster? Well actually, pretty much everyone could except for the architects of the policy itself — one of whom, ironically, was just charged with allegedly possessing child pornography. Now The Guardian is reporting that “nearly one in five of the most visited sites on the Internet are being blocked by the adult content filters installed on Britain’s broadband and mobile networks.” More →

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U.K. Internet Porn Filters

Man who helped draw up U.K.’s porn filters is being investigated for child pornography

By on March 4, 2014 at 11:45 PM.

Man who helped draw up U.K.’s porn filters is being investigated for child pornography

To say that the U.K.’s Internet porn filter policy has been a predictably hilarious disaster would be understating things. The filters have blocked U.K. web users’ access to legitimate health websites and have even censored websites of anti-pornography politicians simply because those websites frequently mentioned the evils of porn. And now The Guardian reports that the U.K.’s porn filters have been hit with yet another ironic public relations setback: One of the men who helped draw up the porn filter plan is being investigated for allegedly possessing child pornography. More →

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Internet Porn Worst Offenders Verizon Google Facebook

An honor like no other: Verizon, PS4, Google named top porn ‘facilitators’ by religious group

By on February 27, 2014 at 1:31 PM.

An honor like no other: Verizon, PS4, Google named top porn ‘facilitators’ by religious group

Congratulations to Verizon, Sony, Facebook, Google and Yahoo: Your products have been named as the ones most responsible for corroding young American minds. Faith-based anti-porn advocacy group Morality in Media on Thursday announced its titillatingly titled “Dirty Dozen List” that names and shames all of the worst “pornography facilitators” in the United States.

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UK Porn Filter Controversy

Anti-porn politician’s website blocked by porn filters she advocated

By on December 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM.

Anti-porn politician’s website blocked by porn filters she advocated

As was predicted by just about everyone, the United Kingdom’s initiative to get U.K. ISPs to add default pornography filters has been a complete and utter disaster so far. Not only have the filters been blocking access to pornographic content but they’ve also been blocking access to health information websites and charity websites among other unintended targets. More →

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Online Porn Filters

U.K. online porn filters have unwanted side effects

By on December 19, 2013 at 6:01 AM.

U.K. online porn filters have unwanted side effects

The four main Internet service providers in the U.K. including BT, Virgin, Sky and TalkTalk have turned on their porn filters either in full or in pilot programs, some starting in May 2011, with others only recently deploying the “family-friendly” site blocking service. However, these filters apparently fail to block all online pornography, and actually end up blocking various useful services that customers may want to access including sex education, sex health, abuse and porn addiction websites. The porn filter, endorsed publicly by U.K.’s Prime Minister David Cameron in a campaign meant to stop children from “stumbling across hardcore legal pornography,” failed to block 7% of 68 porn sites tested by BBC News, while Sky’s filter blocked 99% of the tested websites. More →

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UK Porn Censorship Plan Criticism

The U.K.’s porn censorship plan has all the makings of a disaster

By on August 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM.

The U.K.’s porn censorship plan has all the makings of a disaster

The United Kingdom’s government has been taking heat for asking British ISPs to implement pornography filters as default settings for their users, who will have to specifically opt out of the filter to get full access to the Internet. Quartz’s Leo Mirani passes along two stories showing why any attempts at instituting mass pornography filters will be abject failures that will anger users and that won’t even stop the distribution of illegal content such as child pornography. More →

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UK Government Porn Filter Criticism

U.K. government takes heat for porn filtering plan

By on July 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM.

U.K. government takes heat for porn filtering plan

The United Kingdom has a prudish reputation by nature but nobody could have expected the country’s government would ask ISPs to implement pornography filters as default settings for their users, who will have to opt out of the filter to get full access to the Internet. This plan has understandably sparked controversy and now BBC News reports that TalkTalk, the company that developed the filter, is controlled by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, which has been accused of spying on customers on behalf of the Chinese military. More →

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Verizon Porn Lawsuit

Porn kingpins sue Verizon for not coughing up personal info on alleged pirates

By on November 27, 2012 at 4:56 PM.

Porn kingpins sue Verizon for not coughing up personal info on alleged pirates

There’s just no satisfying some pornographic film companies. TorrentFreak reports that three porn producers are suing Verizon (VZ) for allegedly coddling alleged porn pirates by refusing to disclose identifying information on some of its customers. In refusing to hand over such information, Verizon is defying court-ordered subpoenas granted to the copyright holders, but the carrier says that handing over such information would violate its customers’ privacy protections and its constitutional rights. More →

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Porn Piracy Fine

Court hits alleged Virginia porn pirate with enormous $1.5 million fine

By on November 3, 2012 at 12:09 AM.

Court hits alleged Virginia porn pirate with enormous $1.5 million fine

Pirating massive amounts of gay porn via BitTorrent may not be as rewarding as it seems. According to BBC News, a federal court in Illinois has slapped Virginia resident Kywan Fisher with a $1.5 million fine for allegedly pirating 10 pornographic films onto a BitTorrent site and then illegally distributing them to thousands of other viewers. The court awarded Flava Works, the film company that filed suit against Fisher, an award of $150,000 per film largely because it gave evidence that allegedly “demonstrated that Mr Fisher was the person who put copies of its films on a BitTorrent site.” BBC News says that the $1.5 million award is “believed to the biggest awarded in a file-sharing case.”

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Mobile porn revenue to reach almost $1 billion by 2015

By on May 4, 2012 at 11:15 AM.

Mobile porn revenue to reach almost $1 billion by 2015

Mobile porn revenue to balloon

Juniper Research’s latest report estimates that mobile adult content subscriptions will reach nearly $1 billion by 2015, led by increased growth in the smartphone and tablet markets, along with the availability of increasingly faster mobile data connections. The firm states that tablets offer a “more engaging experience,” allowing users to see content in more detail and delivering more browsing options. The porn industry still faces many hurdles in emerging markets, however, due to the limitations of low-end smartphones, lack of viable payment methods and legal and social barriers. North America and Western Europe are expected to account for over 70% of the total end-user mobile adult revenues, and the numbers of individual who use adult video chat services will more than triple by 2015, accounting for more than half of all mobile porn revenue. More →

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Religious websites contain more malware than porn sites

By on May 3, 2012 at 12:40 PM.

Religious websites contain more malware than porn sites

Religious websites contain more malware than porn

People who browse religious websites are more likely to have their computers infected with a virus than those who visit pornographic websites, according to Symantec’s annual “Internet Security Threat Report.” The firm found that websites with religious or ideological themes had triple the average number of threats than those featuring adult content. “It is interesting to note that websites hosting adult/pornographic content are not in the top five, but ranked tenth,” Symantec said. “We hypothesize that this is because pornographic website owners already make money from the Internet and, as a result, have a vested interest in keeping their sites malware-free; it’s not good for repeat business.” The report was based on information gathered from more than 200 countries through the Symantec Global Intelligence Network. Symantec blocked a total of 5.5 billion attacks last year, an 81% increase from 2010. More →

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