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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 05:39:20 pm »
BBC: Porn 'Click-fraud' Used in Fake MH17 Facebook Tributes




          As with other such tragedies, the aftermath of the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 has provided heartless scammers with an opportunity to make money off of personal misfortune, in the process inflicting even more horror on the families of the victims of the criminal act perpetrated on July 17. It is being reported by the BBC, The Sydney Morning Herald and others that a number of fake tribute pages on Facebook have sprung up that make money for their creators through a "click fraud" scheme in which visitors to pages dedicated to victims of the downing are, according to SMH, "hit with a series of pop-up ads for online gambling, get-rich-quick schemes, and other dubious products and services."

          In response to complaints, Facebook says it is deleting the pages as fast as it is informed of their existence, adding, "We encourage people to block those responsible and report suspicious behavior to our team of experts via our reporting buttons so that we can quickly take the appropriate action."

          Facebook is not the only social media platform abused for such purposes, notes the BBC. "On Friday 18 July," it reported, "security firm TrendMicro reported that it had detected tweets pretending to be about MH17, but which also bore spam links.

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 06:11:26 pm »
Russian Authorities Vow to 'Protect Student Campuses From Internet Porn'


     Moscow City Hall is planning to equip all the city’s universities and campuses with free Wi-Fi, with a damper of a catch — filters will be applied to strain out all pornographic material.

     According to “Russia Today,” officials plan to provide free Wi-Fi to 143 campuses that house about 85,000 students, in addition to all Moscow state-run institutes and universities. The project will cost about 705 million rubles, which is equivalent to $20 million.

      If you’ve been keeping up with Russia’s ongoing conservative legislation curbing freedom of expression — including bans on the use of profanity on all media platforms and the inclusion of Moscow’s coat of arms in adult or profane scenarios — the announcement will come as no surprise.

      In addition to an explicit exclusion of porn, providers will also be required to prohibit access to P2P protocols used by torrent sharing programs and protocols used in online games, and any data that “denies family values and justifies unlawful behavior.”

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2014, 05:36:47 pm »
China Reportedly Takes Aim at Smartphone Porn Apps




Smartphones made in China are so ubiquitous that in 2012 CNET actually published an article with the headline, "Are Any Smartphones Not Made in China?"

The government's concern over smartphone content reflects the deep penetration the devices have made among China's citizens. As BI notes, "China has the world's biggest online population, with 632 million Internet users, and the majority—83 percent as of the end of June—use smartphones to access the web."

The campaign to target mobile apps was announced Tuesday by officials at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), who said the campaign "will encourage companies to remove the offensive material themselves," but will also "enhance abilities to discover pornographic and obscene apps" and "improve the process of punishment."


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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2014, 03:04:46 pm »
London to Get 5G Mobile Internet by 2020





London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to bring 5G mobile Internet to the city by 2020.

Johnson's 5G intentions will be unveiled on Wednesday when he announces his Infrastructure Plan 2050, according to reports.

The next-generation data network at 5Gbps would improve current 4G mobile mobile Internet speeds by up to 250 times, making it possible for Londoners to download a two-hour video in less than a second.

“London is earning a reputation for being the tech capital of Europe and that is why we need to ensure every Londoner is able to access the very best digital connectivity," said Johnson speaking at the CeBIT 2014 trade fair in Hanover. "Rapidly improving the connectivity of this great city is a key part of the infrastructure plan for London.” 

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2014, 06:12:55 pm »
Chinese Man Gets 13 Years for Blackmailing Officials Over Porn

According to The Telegraph, "A blackmailer from southwest China has been jailed for 13 years for attempting to swindle Communist Party officials out of hundreds of thousands of pounds, using little more than a cheap desktop computer and a collection of pornography."

The crime itself was simplicity defined. "Using a Chinese Lenovo computer," the paper reported, "a copy of Photoshop and a selection of X-rated photographs, he transplanted his victims’ faces onto those of real life porn stars. With a few clicks of Mr Zhang’s mouse, unwitting government officials were transformed into copulating protagonists in blush-inducing scenes of sexual depravity. Other victims were pictured gambling, a crime in Mainland China."

One would think such a ruse would never work, but incredibly, The Telegraph reports that "two victims paid 200,000 Yuan (£19,560) to hush up orgies in which they had played no part."

Zhang was certainly not the first person to engage in this sort of extortion. "China’s fetish for fake sex photographs hit the headlines in 2013 when a small town in central China was unmasked as a hotbed for their production," said the paper.

Eventually, however, he was caught when a mayor he was trying to blackmail went to the police rather than pay up for something he had not done. Zhang was reportedly captured last year on Christmas day.

It's unclear if his punishment will act as a deterrent to others, but the fake porn problem has been getting so bad that last year officials actually changed banners reading “Long live Chairman Mao”  to ones that read, “Let’s work together to launch a ‘people’s war’ against blackmailers using Photoshop on sex photos!”

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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2014, 06:48:04 pm »

Euro Porn Star Arrested for Shooting Movie in Austrian Church



         Priest Bernhard Pauer reported to Austrian police that he had evidence that an adult movie had been shot in his church without his knowledge—and he found out about it because one of his parishioners, while "surfing the internet," just stumbled across a clip from the movie and recognized the locale as the church he attended when not surfing the internet—and definitely not surfing it for porn; nosiree!

          It's unclear whether the unwary surfer found just the clip or also some photos from the shoot—but later, during an investigation, three videos turned up online depicting the woman "jilling off" while holding a Bible and a rosary. In any case, photos of the woman's breasts (pictured), none of which showed her face, were supplied to police, which in turn supplied them to local media, asking that anyone with information about the woman contact police immediately, since she would be charged with "offending religious feeling" and "desecration of a church"—two "crimes" that some here in the U.S. would dearly love to enact in the American criminal justice system.

           But lo and behold, yet another Austrian citizen, who likely was also just "surfing the internet," told police that he recognized the woman in the photos—actually, he said he specifically recognized her breasts—as a porn star by the name of Babsi, a 24-year-old resident of Hoersching who had moved there from Poland when she was a youngster. She's described on the Internet Adult Film Database as being German, and has acted under several names including Cherie. She's appeared in several movies for German producer Magma, and also had a role in Evil Angel's top-rated 2007 film, Fashionistas Safado: Berlin.

"We have identified a suspect. She has already been questioned and has made a full confession," said police spokesman David Furtnerteich.

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2014, 05:13:19 pm »
FameDollars Takes on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge




On behalf of Famedollars, Director of Product and Development Magalie Rheault has stepped up to the challenge and taken the chill, in turn calling out industry big timers Rocco Siffredi, Joanna Angel and John Stagliano to the challenge.

"My name is Mag and I am doing the ALS Ice Bucket challenge to support a good cause, I am challenging my good friends and partners Rocco Siffredi, Joanna Angel and John Stagliano for the next 48 hours," Rheault says in the video.

Affecting approximately two out of 100,000 people aged 18 and older, ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, eventually leading to complete paralysis though still rendering the mind sharp.

The rules are simple. Within 24-48 hours of the challenge, the participants are to video themselves to announce their acceptance and nominations of the next round of challengers. The participant is expected to donate $10 if they pour the ice water on them and donate $100 if they prefer not to be soaked.

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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 07:54:06 pm »
Mom Calls Cops on Porn-Watching Son





A 40-year-old woman summoned authorities after discovering her 15-year-old son had been viewing pornography on the family’s television.

            The mother now disputes the original reports, saying she called the county sheriff’s office but not solely because her son was watching porn.

         Originally reported by The Smoking Gun, the incident allegedly began when the mother, a married real estate agent, arrived at her home with her two-year-old daughter and a client in tow. The 15-year-old alleged perpetrator was in his bedroom when his baby sister turned on the living room TV. According to police reports, the mother, the little girl, and the client got an eyeful of explicit adult content.

           The story generated international attention. Mother told The [Spartanburg, S.C.] Post and Courier pornography was not the issue. Instead, she wanted official documentation about her son’s increasingly delinquent behavior. According to the mom, the boy talks back, steals, and doesn’t listen to his parents in addition to watching pornography.

             Since the story broke in news outlets including the Huffington Post, the London Daily Mail, the New York Daily News and UPI, the mother said she has received “hateful” emails, thanks to several media running a photo they obtained from her Facebook page.

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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2014, 07:16:36 pm »
Production Moratorium Called by FSC After Positive HIV Test




Free Speech Coalition (FSC) called for a production moratorium today after one of the testing facilities in its PASS testing system reported a possible positive HIV test for an adult performer.


There was a positive test at one of our testing centers," said FSC CEO Diane Duke. "Confirmatory tests are not yet back but we are taking every precaution to protect performers and to determine if there's been any threat to the performer pool.

"We take the health of our performers very seriously and felt that it was better to err on the side of caution while we determine whether anyone else may have been exposed," she added.

The next steps will be to perform additional tests, determine a timeline and identify any first generation partners.

"We want to make sure all performers are protected. The performers' health and safety is the most important thing," Duke said.

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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2014, 06:58:44 pm »
Wankcoin: Crypto-Currency for Adult




Created and managed in Canada, Wankcoin is meant to provide adult content consumers with virtual funds they can spend online safely, securely and above all anonymously.

Greg Kazarian is a member of the Wankcoin team. He earned a degree in business sdministration with a concentration in accounting and has been an accountant for more than 10 years.


YNOT: Why did you develop a crypto-currency specifically for the adult industry?

Greg Kazarian: The market seems to be evolving in favor of crypto-currencies — and very rapidly for the adult industry in particular — because of the stigma towards the industry, especially with billing. Cryptos are secure, anonymous and easy to accept.

With the growing acceptance and success of bitcoin, coupled with multiple problems facing both consumers and providers of adult entertainment, we felt that a crypto-currency was the perfect solution.

In most areas involving billing through credit cards, the adult industry is often shunned or forced out. Not only that, but there are privacy and security concerns, as well. People who want to buy adult material or tip cam models are often reluctant to do so for fear of being caught by their significant others when credit card statements roll in.

There’s also the potential security risk of giving out credit card numbers. Even big-box retailers like Target have failed to keep credit card information safe. Recurring credit card charges are easy to forget and are an area of contention for some.


How does Wankcoin work?

It uses a peer-to-peer network to securely process and validate transactions via the SHA-256 algorithm — the same algorithm used by bitcoin.

How many Wankcoins are in circulation today, and what are they worth?

As of the first week in August, 2,452,550 were in circulation with a market cap of $143,749.

Wankcoin’s goal isn't to have a huge market cap — although that would be nice — or to make the creators and other individuals rich like the other alternative currencies. Rather, Wankcoin’s goal is to provide a long-term, easy and private method of payment to the industry.

Other than its intended use, what makes Wankcoin different from bitcoin?

While Wankcoin and bitcoin share some of the same technical specs, we’ve had to make some adjustments along the way — most notably implementing DigiShield, which enables per-block difficulty adjustments.

Are adult sites embracing Wankcoin?

There are many sites accepting Wankcoin, and we are more than happy with how the coin is doing so far, as far as acceptance goes.

OnWebcam.com is the newest site to accept the coin, allowing surfers to buy tokens with Wankcoin to tip live cam models. Porn.com and Wankz.com are amongst the more than 200 adult content and cam sites accepting the currency, and the adult toy site CryptoSexToys.com also accepts Wankcoin. As well, Zeagra Tablets, a generic Viagra, may be purchased with Wankcoin.

So, as you can see, in a short time Wankcoin can already be used to purchase a range of products.

Does accepting Wankcoin boost sales?

We think it is safe to say that Wankcoins can help to boost sales. As mentioned before, Wankcoin is an anonymous and secure method of payment with no risk of forgotten rebills. It alleviates that concern for consumers.

On top of that, added benefits to adult site operators include next to no fees compared to credit card processing, which can be 6 percent and up. In addition, there is no consumer personal information to collect and protect, no risk of chargebacks and no risk of losing your processor.

What assurances can you offer to site operators that their Wankcoins won’t suffer bitcoin-like security issues?

Wankcoin benefits from the experiences bitcoin has already gone through. Because Wankcoin uses the same technology, the same measures that have been put in place to help better secure the bitcoin network also help to better secure the Wankcoin network.

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« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2014, 07:17:58 pm »
Chromecast for Adult




This USB plugin about the size of a flash drive, Chromecast allows users to stream content from a variety of devices straight to their television screens.

With that in mind, Webmaster Central has integrated Chromecast compatibility into its content leasing platform. Effective Sept. 1, Webmaster Central clients will be able to add another tool to their customer-attraction and -retention arsenals.

“We’ve seen a lot of studies which indicate consumers want choice and convenience from the online services they use,” said Webmaster Central founder and Chief Executive Officer AndyA. “Chromecast has been picking up a lot of users recently, so we decided to do the integration work for our entire content platform so our clients don’t have to do it themselves.”

Mainstream content platforms like Netflix, HBO GO and Watch ESPN already make use of Chromecast. AndyA said he believes Webmaster Central is the first leased content platform for adult to provide compatibility.

“Luckily we’re finishing up this sweet new feature just in time for the big [European] shows in September,” he said. “We’ll be looking to show it off in Amsterdam and Prague” added AndyA

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PinSex.com, PinGay.com Domains Ordered Transferred




          The domain names PinSex.com and PinGay.com have been ordered transferred to the parent company of mainstream social networking site Pinterest.com, which claimed that the adult-oriented sites infringe on its own operations.

           PinSex. com and PinGay.com, operated by Barcelona-based Pin Digital SL, both have been titans in driving traffic, registering 48.8 million and 3.4 million visits, respectively, since their inceptions. PinSex.com was registered in 2008 and operational in 2012; PinGay.com was registered in 2011 and operational in 2013.

           San Francisco-based Pinterest is a gorilla when it comes to its numbers, reportedly driving more traffic to publishers than Twitter.com, LinkedIn.com and Reddit.com combined. The company started Pinterest.com in 2010, and has trademarked its brand in numerous countries, most recently in the U.S. just this year.

           All three of the sites — Pinterest.com, PinSex. com and PinGay.com — operate on a similar concept: The sites are driven by a pin-up board content management system allowing users to drag and drop favorite items, creating their own unique collection.

           But last week WIPO arbitrator Alfred Meijboom rejected Pin Digital's arguments that it should keep the PinSex. com and PinGay.com domain names, saying that the sites had the “look and feel” of Pinterest.

           Meijboom  also dismissed Pin Digital's contention that that the word “pin” is a generic term with various meanings, such as “a device used for fastening objects or material together.”

         "The panel cannot agree with the respondent's argument that many websites have a similar look and feel as none of the examples shown by the respondent show the same amount of similarity as the respondent's websites," Meijboom wrote in his ruling. "For that reason it seems apparent that the respondent acquired the disputed domain names because it was familiar with the complainant, the complainant's website and the complainant's use of the term 'pin' when it acquired the disputed domain names.

     "Not only do we believe this is deeply unfair and are in complete disagreement with the decision for reasons that are obvious that it is impossible for Pinterest to have ownership of a common law term as 'pin' as is the case herein, we are in discussions with our lawyers about the next best course of action to take," Thorn told XBIZ.

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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2014, 08:02:55 pm »
             MindGeek Tubes Join 'Internet Slowdown' to Support Net Neutrality



            A Pornhub spokesperson posted to Reddit yesterday to announce that three adult porn sites owned by MindGeek—Pornhub, YouPorn and RedTube—will take part in next week's "Internet Slowdown" to protest plans by cable companies to "gut net neutrality and slow your internet to a crawl."

            In a Reddit post submitted Thursday, Kate from Pornhub wrote, "We're in. Let's make some waves! We'll be displaying an official widget from battleforthenet.com. We won't be shutting down or streaming your porn slower. There will be a big in your face message that users will need to close. We hope to reach around 50 million people on Sept 10th. See battleforthenet.com for more information and how you can take action." There are well over 600 replies as of Friday late morning.

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NBC News Producer Popped for Posting Sex with GF to Tube Site





           We don't really know if this guy is an official millennial at the tender age of 30, but we kind of think he's in the age group that should know better than to post secretly recorded sex with live-in girlfriends (or boyfriends) to a tube site.

           Yes, Carlo Dellaverson should have known better and should have been better, but maybe, despite his apparent tech chops, he assumed that no one actually watches porn on tube sites like XTube, which is where he uploaded the couple's Valentine's Day lovemaking he had secretly recorded with a camera hidden in the apartment they shared.

          He might actually have gotten away with it, but according to the NY Post, "The woman discovered the video on the accused perv’s home computer several months later on Sept. 4 — and promptly dumped Dellaverson and moved out of the love nest."

         She did more than that. "She later emailed the University of Richmond grad asking him why he posted the video for the world to see—and he confirmed in his reply that he had put the steamy footage online," reported the Post. "The victim filed a police report and Dellaverson was arrested at his home Tuesday morning and charged with disseminating unlawful surveillance and harassment."

        In addition to criminal sanctions he faces, Dellaverson may also be looking for a new job. NBC News replied to a request for comment by Politico, telling the site, "We are taking the matter very seriously, and will determine the appropriate course of action once we have learned the facts.


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Mobile Security Firm Releases New Porn Filter for Android



                   A Silicon Valley based mobile security firm called Trustlook is promoting the fact that its latest web security solution also comes with "integrated porn filtering for Android. When users surf a porn sites, Trustlook Antivirus will notify users of its potential risk or content violation based on the set filtering policy."

                 In an announcement issued today, the company states that mobile users want to be informed whether content they are accessing is appropriate or not, and adds, "Unlike computers which have long been under the protection of ICRR (Internet Content Rationing Regulation) and other related systems, mobile users are still exposed to the unfiltered internet environment. Trustlook is now the first mobile security vendor which protects mobile users in this fashion."

                Company CEO Allan Zhang comments, "Unlike traditional mobile security vendors who only protect users from the risks of viruses and malware, we provide mobile content filtering solutions for phishing and adult content.

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