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No super-kinky web smut please, we're British

Film censors in the United Kingdom will be able to ban Brits from accessing websites that stream especially kinky X-rated videos, if a proposed change in the law gets up. The Digital Economy bill, which is due to penetrate the statute books in early 2017, is set to include a provision that will allow the British Board of Film …
Iain Thomson, 24 Nov 2016

AI gives porn peddlers a helping hand

NSFW A new "AI" application could save pornography sites hours of grunt work. The neural network "Miles Deep", released under the GPL, claims to classify each second of a porn clip of a sexual act with 95 per cent accuracy. Miles Deep could also be used to make clips "safe" for viewing. "It can remove all the scenes not containing …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Nov 2016
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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

Commercial porn websites face big fines if they allow British children unfettered access to their content. The companies must introduce age verification and will have a legal obligation to ensure that those accessing their material are over 18 years old. The government said the proposals put the responsibility “squarely on …
Drew Cullen, 16 Feb 2016

Copyright troll wants to ban 'copyright troll' from its copyright troll lawsuit

Adult content company Malibu Media has asked a court to ban the terms "copyright troll" and "pornographer" in an upcoming trial that revolves around the fact that the company repeatedly demands thousands of dollars from people that have downloaded its pornographic content. Allowing the terms would be "unfairly prejudicial and …
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What balls! India blocks 0.00008 per cent of web in anti-pr0n move

The Indian government has got a grip on the Asian nation's masturbation issues and dished out an order to ISPs to block access to a staggering 857 pornography websites. While the private perusal of pornography is perfectly permissible in India, both its sale and distribution is a criminal offence. The nation, birthplace to …

Is your career lacking growth? Become a porn inspector! Hint: It sucks

As Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said about pornography: "I know it when I see it." What he may not have envisioned was that 50 years later, people would make a living from doing just that. China maintains a pretty stiff censorship regime through its Great Wall of China. But far from using just algorithms to …
Kieren McCarthy, 22 May 2015

Google, Twitter search deal: Did micro-blabbing site gag racy tweets to satisfy ad giant?

Comment Google will start displaying real-time tweets on its search pages after a deal was struck with Twitter. The change is currently only in the US and, at the moment at least, only on mobile devices. But in order to have access to its real-time feed Google is seemingly paying Twitter a standard flat licensing fee. If you search …
Kieren McCarthy, 20 May 2015

Parliament face-sit-in to spark mass debate on UK's stiff smut stance

The august members of Blighty's Parliament may have a rather unusual sight to see on Friday: glancing out of their office windows, they could cop an eyeful of pro-porn protesters staging a graphic demonstration of their ire. The rally, planned for 12pm GMT at the Old Palace Yard, concerns the Audiovisual Media Services …
Iain Thomson, 10 Dec 2014

Yes! It's DRONE PORN. And we don't mean shiny pics of UAVs

SFW-ish It's been said that a technology hasn't really made it into the mainstream until it's been used for porn*. If that's true, then welcome, drones. Thanks to Brooklyn, New York filmmakers Brandon LaGanke and John Cartucci – who produce ads, music videos, and other content via their company, Ghost+Cow – we now have Drone Boning, …
Team Register, 7 Nov 2014
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Say WHAT? ATVOD claims 44k Brit primary school kids look at smut online each month

Online age verification is the Tory-led coalition government's latest obsession, after it lobbied hard for flaccid network-level filtering to be introduced by the UK's biggest ISPs over the course of the last few years. To support Whitehall's latest crusade against smut, Britain's video on demand services regulator is calling …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Mar 2014
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ISPs set to install network-level smut filters despite Lib Dem opposition

UK telcos are continuing to work towards flicking the switch on network-level filters that will allow subscribers to block "harmful" content by the end of this year. That's despite the fact that the Liberal Democrat Party - which is the junior member of the Coalition government - has overwhelmingly opposed the parental …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Sep 2013
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Copyright troll Prenda refuses to explain legal strategy

Notorious copyright troll Prenda Law was seemingly dealt a fatal blow on Tuesday, when the company's top attorneys invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid answering questions from a federal judge. US District Judge Otis Wright II of the Central District of California had summoned the Prenda …
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Playboy submits to Apple with nudity-free 'Pornography 2.0' app

Playboy has finally produced an iOS app that gets around Apple's rather prudish attitude to things even mildly pornographic: an online edition that excludes the long-standing grumble mag's main selling point. "We're taking everything that has made Playboy great and re-imagining it for the iPhone, while reinventing our …
Iain Thomson, 2 Apr 2013
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Kids as young as FIVE need lessons in online safety - NSPCC

Kids as young as five should be taught how to stay safe online, with tips and advice coming from their mates as well as teachers, a UK children's charity has said. The NSPCC said that online abuse was one of the major child protection issues today, as kids see more and more porn and are encouraged or coerced to make their own …

Naughty Siri breaks law by listing Chinese escorts

Voice-activated digital assistant Siri has discovered a rebellious streak which could put it on collision course with the Chinese authorities, after appearing to answer user requests on where to find pornography and prostitutes. It seems Siri is a lot more worldly wise than its pre-teen age would have us believe, apparently …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Oct 2012
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Lawyers: We'll pillory porn pirates who don't pay up

A law firm from the southern German town of Regensburg has threatened to reveal the names of internet users whom it claims illegally distributed pornography over file-sharing networks – unless, that is, the accused pony up some cash. As reported by the English-language German newspaper The Local, the firm of Urmann and …
Neil McAllister, 23 Aug 2012
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Racketeering suit filed over smut-piracy charges

A Kentucky woman has started a class action suit against five pornography vendors after harassment over claims that she was downloading their content over BitTorrent. The suit, filed on behalf of Ms. Jennifer Barker, states that she started getting phone calls claiming that she had been named in a case regarding piracy of …
Iain Thomson, 10 Jul 2012
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Ministers consult public on 'opt in for smut' plans

Imagine a future where you are demanded to declare to your ISP that you wish to view pornography online? If ministers get their way, broadband customers could soon be required to opt-in to being, er, serviced by X-rated content on the internet. A 10-week public consultation document on parental controls was released by the …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jun 2012

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