Feeds

LiveJournal tells lactating mums to put 'em away

Userpic nip kerfuffle

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

LiveJournal has allegedly put a stop to breastfeeding mothers proudly displaying milk-packed jubs in their default userpics after the voluntary Abuse Team deemed such images "inappropriate".

According to pro-breastfeeding outfit ProMoM, the guidelines for said pics now prohibit "nudity or graphic violence", having previously banned "sexually explicit or graphically violent" images.

What the FAQs don't say is that "the rules LiveJournal Abuse now says it follows are to disallow any female nipple or areola in default icons", claims ProMoM.

Rather splendidly, ProMoM has provided a small but perfectly-formed gallery where readers are invited to judge for themselves just how shocking and offensive some of the proscribed snaps are.

All pretty tame, we're sure you'll agree. Quite how this matter of international import will be resolved is anyone's guess but we can't help feeling that the whole future of the internet, if not western democracy, may be at stake. ®

Bootnote

Yeah, we reckon it should be ProMaM, too.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.