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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2014, 07:43:56 pm »
220 thousand accounts were temporarily suspended by Vkontakte





         “226 thousand accounts were banned by Vkontakte after the email verification procedure on Gmail, Yandex and Mail.ru services” posted Vkontakte spokesman Georgy Lobushkin in his account.
          “As per our investigation, we’ve detected many accounts which were activated by hacked emails. All these accounts were temporarily suspended to prevent further damage. In order to restore his page user need to confirm that he is indeed the owner and change the password” reported Lobushkin.

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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2014, 07:25:30 pm »
Bing Filtering URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Techniques




 Bing has rolled out a new filtering mechanism that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing.

The goal of URL keyword stuffing is to manipulate search engines to give the page a higher rank than it truly deserves.In the past few months it has employed the filter, Bing said that it filtered out an average of approximately one in 10 URLs per impacted query, or about 3 percent of Bing queries overall.


About 5 million sites with 130 million URLs have been impacted with the new policy, resulting in a reduction of more than 75 percent of traffic to those sites from the search engine, Bing said in a blog post last week.

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« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2014, 06:36:46 pm »
Adult Search Engine? What a Novel Idea




           Here’s an innovative idea: A search engine that tracks only adult websites. Plain wrapper, no frills… In fact, the product looks much like Google, except without the fancy, ever-changing Google logo.

            According to a statement from the developers, “Boodigo is the first adult-oriented search engine that takes users straight to the online action…with no tracking, registration, cookies or hassle. Unlike mainstream search engines that go out of their way to avoid adult-related results, Boodigo delves only into adult-only content at lightning-fast speed, providing customers with more useful answers to their sex- and porn-related queries.

          “Boodigo’s search algorithm is designed to find real adult sites and give top listings to them,” Rowntree said. “That avoids the problem of going to Google, searching for, say, ‘blowjob,’ and getting the first multiple results pages of Wikipedia articles, women’s magazine how-to guides, etc., before the user can actually find a link to sites that focus on blowjob photos and movies.”

            Rowntree's search engine really may be innovative after all. If surfers embrace the idea, Boodigo may turn out to be exactly what the ethical segment of the industry needs.

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« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2014, 07:46:32 pm »
A New Perspective on POV Porn




Call it the ultimate in point-of-view content: The Svakom Gaga vibrator comes equipped with a small camera and light at its tip, allowing users to see where the vibrator is providing pleasure — including inside the vagina.

“The simple-to-use touch controls on the vibrating shaft combine with a USB cable that easily plugs into your laptop, allowing you to simultaneously share your stimulation with your partner whether they are next to you or miles away,” according to the product’s

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« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2014, 06:13:05 pm »
Privacy Oriented Search Engine Blocked in China



              China has reportedly started blocking DuckDuckGo, a search engine that protects people's privacy by not tracking their searches, according to CNET, which reported that DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg had tweeted the news in response to a media query.

             "DuckDuckGo has seen its popularity grow over the past year," reported CNET. "In 2013, the site picked up more than 1 billion searches, according to blog site Geektime. DuckDuckGo scored a major win when Apple announced that it would add the site as one of the default search options for Safari in iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite.

              "Weinberg told TechInAsia that he wasn't sure when the block started or why but said that his site was accessible in China earlier during the summer," it continued. "The GreatFire site, which reports on websites and services blocked in China, also shows DuckDuckGo as blocked in the country with an indication that the ban may have started September 3."


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« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2014, 06:43:40 pm »
Woman Falsely Accused of Being a Porn Star Awarded $1 Million



A woman falsely identified as a porn star on a Kansas City radio show was awarded $1 million in damages by the U.S. District Court.

Ashley Patton filed the suit against the radio station’s owner, Entercom Kansas City, claiming she experienced mental suffering, shame and humiliation as a result of the mistake. The jury ultimately awarded Patton $250,000 in actual damages and $750,000 in punitive damages, the Kansas City Star reported. 

The incident occurred on a 2012 broadcast of “Afentra’s Big Fat Morning Buzz” on 96.5 The Buzz, hosted by Afentra Bandokoudis, known as “Afentra,” and Daniel Terreros, known as “Danny Boi.”

During the show, the hosts asked listeners if they knew of any local porn stars. After two text messages referencing an Ashley Patton, the hosts Googled her name and turned up pornographic images of a woman with a similar name, Ashley Payton.

Not realizing their mistake, the station posted a list of the names culled during the show on its website along with a link to the podcast.

When Patton complained to the radio station several times, they removed it.

Patton’s lawyer Arthur Benson argued to the court that the station’s employees acted with reckless disregard to the truth and the company needed to be accountable for their actions.       


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« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2015, 01:48:12 pm »
Google Reverses Blogger Porn Ban Following 'Ton of Feedback'



Google issued an update on its recent decision to ban sexually explicit content on its Blogger network. The update essentially reverses the most egregious changes to a policy that would, as one consequence, have forced longtime users of the platform to either scrape their blogs of content or become essentially invisible to all but invited guests. But Google is not backing down all the way. Instead, in conceding defeat on its desired plan, it resolves to double-down on what it calls "our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn."


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« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2015, 11:01:50 am »
Bing to Launch Mobile-Friendly Ranking Algorithm



Microsoft’s Bing announced plans to prioritize sites that are optimized to serve up in mobile query results on its search engine.

The company already has begun tagging search results as "mobile-friendly," enabling users to skim through the search results to know the ones that quickly answer their questions, according to Shyam Jayasankar, program manager at Microsoft.

The ranking takes several factors into consideration, such as navigation, readability, scrolling and compatibility.

In the U.S. last year, Bing had roughly 6 percent of the mobile search market, compared with Google's 83 percent, according to figures from StatCounter.

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« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2015, 12:17:27 pm »
Czech Teacher Fired After Students Find Her Porn Debut Online



The unnamed teacher, who supposedly traveled from her home town of Ceska Lipa to the country's capital of Prague for a "casting call," wound up doing a 40-minute sex scene with an equally unidentified male after sitting for a gonzo-style interview where viewers learned that she's a mother of two who's separated from her husband and is really into physical fitness.

But of course, almost no one is anonymous on the internet, and certainly not people who do Web sex scenes and hope nobody they know will see them ('cause they almost inevitably will be seen), and this teacher's students either got off on or had a good laugh at her expense—until one student's parent busted her son looking at it and blew the teacher's cover to the head teacher, who promptly fired her.

"I do not want to judge the teacher because I do not know why she did it, but it is not all right when 15-year-old children see it and gossip about it," the parent told Czech news site IDNES. "She had intercourse with a complete stranger for money in front of camera and that is not in accordance with the educational role which should be offered by teachers."
Once the performance hit the fan, however, the teacher was ready with her excuses.

"I was looking for an extra job and I found some advertisement looking for toned figures for a photo shooting," she said. "I thought it was for underwear. I think they drugged me with cocaine. I am sure that something was there. My behavior was changing and I felt very relaxed and comfortable.

"I would not be able to do something like this in normal circumstances," she added.



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« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2015, 12:17:43 pm »
PornHub launches ‘sexploration’ crowdfunding campaign to make a smutty movie in space



PornHub, the adult video website that you’ve probably never even heard of let alone visited (right?), has launched a crowdfunding project to make a sex tape in space.

The company is looking to raise an ambitious $3.4 million on Indiegogo to get its plan off the ground and is promising ‘out of this world’ rewards – none of which include actually going into space. If the campaign reaches its goal, the shoot should blast off sometime late next year.

If what you really want is a copy of the resulting video, then the cheapest tier to get that is $25. For $500, you can get a shout out that will appear on the bloopers reel, or for $1,000 you can have a chat on the phone with either of the ‘stars’ in the movie.

The most expensive pledge is $150,000 and will net you one of the two space suits used in the shoot.

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« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2015, 11:27:12 am »
Sex Tape Costs 50 Cent $5 Million, Jurors Decide



The bill will be $5 million for rapper 50 Cent.

That’s what jurors figured today in a civil suit against the rapper by a Florida woman who says he humiliated her by posting a sex tape of her online.

Lavonia Leviston, according to the New York Post, broke down in tears after a jury returned a verdict against 50 Cent — $2.5 million in damages for violating her civil rights for using her image without her permission and $2.5 million for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Leviston's lawyer said that the rapper had used the video as a tool to get publicity and knock on rival rapper Rick Ross, who fathered a daughter with Leviston.

“Jackson doctored the tape of Leviston and a former boyfriend named Maurice Murray by superimposing his own character ‘Pimpin' Curly’ in the video while giving an expletive laced narration,” the Post said. “He also added two of his songs as a soundtrack for the video, which racked up millions of views.”

According to the Post, 50 Cent said in a videotaped deposition that was played for jury that he didn't think he needed Leviston's permission to use the tape because he said she was "cool with it."

The $5 million figure might be just the starting figure in the case. The parties go back to Manhattan Supreme Court next week to learn results of the punitive damages phase.

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« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2015, 11:01:07 am »
Woman, 30, changes name to log in to Facebook



You might change your name as a spy. Or adopt a new moniker to elude the law. But would you change your name for Facebook?

Jemma Rogers did.

The holistic therapist from Lewisham, southeast London, changed her name to match her Facebook pseudonym, Jemmaroid Von Laalaa, after she was locked out of her account, according to the Telegraph.

The 30-year-old created her profile in 2008 under a fake name to avoid unsolicited friend requests. But when Facebook asked for proof of identification to unlock her account last month, Rogers was stuck. The account would remain locked without positive identification.

Rogers emailed Facebook to explain the situation. She begged. She even tried Photoshopping a bank card. But nothing worked.

So Rogers did something drastic — she changed her name by deed poll and ordered a new driver’s license and bank cards.

“I know I’ve been a completely moron, but Facebook are being ridiculous,” Rogers said. “They should be able to tell it’s a genuine account but just under a fake name, I can’t believe I am being punished like this.”

Unfortunately, her new documents were not the key to unlock her account. Since sending them to Facebook, Rogers has only received automated responses promising to “look into” the situation.

“I’ve been locked out of my account for five weeks now and have lost all of my photos, messages and precious memories,” Rogers said.

She lost her name too.

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« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2015, 02:03:21 pm »
Infidelity site Ashley Madison hacked as attackers demand total shutdown



Hackers have stolen and leaked personal information from online cheating site Ashley Madison, an international dating site with the tagline: “Life is short. Have an affair.”

The site, which encourages married users to cheat on their spouses and advertises 37 million members, had its data hacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team. At least two other dating sites, Cougar Life and Established Men, also owned by the same parent group, Avid Life Media, have had their data compromised.

The Impact Team claims to have complete access to the company’s database, including not only user records for every single member, but also the financial records of ALM and other proprietary information. For now, the group has released just 40MB of data, including credit card details and several ALM documents.

According to the information security journalist Brian Krebs, who broke the news, ALM has confirmed that the hacked material is genuine, and the company is working to remove from the net the material that has already been posted. But the initial leak is just a taster, according to the Impact Team, which accompanied the data with a manifesto threatening release of further information if Ashley Madison and Established Men are not permanently closed.

“Avid Life Media has been instructed to take Ashley Madison and Established Men offline permanently in all forms, or we will release all customer records, including profiles with all the customers’ secret sexual fantasies and matching credit card transactions, real names and addresses, and employee documents and emails. The other websites may stay online,” the group’s statement reads.

The hackers’ main point of contention is with the fact that Ashley Madison charges users a fee of £15 to carry out a “full delete” of their information if they decide to leave the site. Although users have the option of permanently hiding their profile free of charge, the company’s advertisements claim that the full delete service is the only way to completely remove their information from the servers.

But the hackers say that that claim is “a complete lie”.

“Users almost always pay with credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised, and include real name and address, which is of course the most important information the users want removed,” they allege.

ALM believes it has identified the perpetrator of the hack, which it says was likely an inside job. “We’re on the doorstep of [confirming] who we believe is the culprit, and unfortunately that may have triggered this mass publication,” the company’s chief executive, Noel Biderman, told Krebs. “I’ve got their profile right in front of me, all their work credentials. It was definitely a person here that was not an employee but certainly had touched our technical services.”

The data dump seems to back-up that theory to a certain extent, specifically apologising to the company’s director of security. “You did everything you could, but nothing you could have done could have stopped this,” the manifesto reads.

In a statement, ALM said: “We apologise for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information. The current business world has proven to be one in which no company’s online assets are safe from cyber-vandalism, with Avid Life Media being only the latest among many companies to have been attacked, despite investing in the latest privacy and security technologies

“At this time, we have been able to secure our sites, and close the unauthorised access points. We are working with law enforcement agencies, which are investigating this criminal act. Any and all parties responsible for this act of cyber–terrorism will be held responsible.”

Ashley Madison, along with a number of other dating sites, had already been criticised for the lack of care taken over customer information at least once before. In 2012, the online rights campaign group EFF examined eight popular dating sites, and found that just one, Zoosk, carried out simple security precautions such as enabling encrypted connections by default. In the EFF’s study, however, Ashley Madison was explicitly praised for deleting data after users closed their account.

ALM later said it had used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) to demand the removal of online posts about the incident “as well as all personally identifiable information about our users published online.”

Posts on Twitter which had apparently earlier linked to pages containing hacked material were now bringing up “page not found” results, the Guardian found.
ALM also said it is now offering its full-delete option free to any customer to help them protect their privacy.

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« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2015, 01:05:24 pm »
Campaign Against Sex Robots: Yep, It’s a Real Thing




Virtual reality, teledildonics and the like have been big buzzwords in the adult entertainment industry for years. Realistic love dolls have been on the market for some time now: the Roxxxy doll from True Companion and Real Dolls have been on the show floor of many an AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.

But now, an organization wants to put a stop to all of that.

The campaign was launched following the presentation of a paper at Ethicomp 2015, a conference designed to provide a forum to discuss ethical issues around computers. Rather than look at “sex robots”—or love dolls enhanced with electronics and possibly artificial intelligence—as the novelty they are, the campaign lists its concerns as “the development of sex robots further objectifies women and children” and “the development os sex robots will further reduce human empathy that can only be developed by an experience of mutual relationship” among others.

All in all, it’s a pretty fancy way of saying they seem to be scared shitless the robots will take over and completely do away with all human sexual relationships within about 50 years.

Dr. Kathleen Richardson—a senior research fellow in the ethics of robotics at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at DeMontfort University, U.K.—is the driving force behind the campaign.

"Sex robots seem to be a growing focus in the robotics industry and the models that they draw on—how they will look, what roles they would play—are very disturbing indeed," she told the BBC.

We don’t want to dismiss Richardson’s claims as silly, but it’s almost hard not to when some of the concerns listed on the CASR website could just as easily be applied to vibrators and a number of sex toys already in existence.

While we are most likely decades away from love dolls equipped with AI, and it will take even longer for such devices to be priced at a cost for the average person to afford them, that’s not stopping the Campaign Against Sex Robots from asking for a ban on such creations.

While we don’t doubt the need for conversations about ethics and “sex robots” at some point in the future, at this point it seems like the CASR is doing a whole lot of pearl-clutching over how other people might pursue sexual pleasure.

Which reminds us of similar claims about studies on the societal hazards of porn consumption, promoted by the likes of Gail Dines and Morality in Media. Like the CASR's report, they produce hand-wringing and headlines, but ultimately reveal more about the bias of the researchers than the topics they purport to study.

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