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Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

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A newly surfaced patent filing from Microsoft’s Xbox Incubation team details one of the new innovations they’ve been thinking about. This one probably wouldn’t generate much excitement among Xbox users. But it could be very popular among major movie and television studios. The patent application, filed under the heading “Content...
Xbox team's 'consumer detector' would dis-Kinect freeloading TV viewers

Windows Store begins accepting PEGI 18 games today

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Microsoft's Windows Store will begin accepting games with a rating of PEGI 18 today after initially announcing that the store would not accept "mature content". Back in October, the Windows Store guidelines stated that games and apps with a rating over PEGI 16 would not meet the store's certification...
Windows Store begins accepting PEGI 18 games today
How tech companies and the U.S. military are blocking gay websites

Apple reportedly bans latest issue of Brian K. Vaughan's SAGA from App Store over two panels of gay sex

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Apple has banned the sale of the latest issue of Brian K. Vaughan’s (and Fiona Staples’) SAGA from sale in ‘any iOS apps’, reports the author. The comic, which is releasing issue 12 this week, features two panels with small images of gay sex. Vaughan is the writer of the...
Apple reportedly bans latest issue of Brian K. Vaughan's SAGA from App Store over two panels of gay sex

New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Ban Games With Mature Content From Public Places

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Following on the heels of Connecticut state senator Toni Harp's bill to ban arcade games utilizing fake guns, comes this bit of amazingly bad (and of course, broadly written) proposed legislation seeking to "ban Mature-rated games in public places." Ostensibly, the proposed bill is aimed at arcades, whether standalone...
New Jersey Lawmaker Proposes Legislation To Ban Games With Mature Content From Public Places

Microsoft's Creepy 'Consumer Detector' Tracks How Many People Are in a Room and Charges for Content Accordingly

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I’m watching you… (Photo: Game Informer) The Kinect add-on for Microsoft’s Xbox, which allows users to play fully-immersive games and as the Kinect tracks your movements and translates them to the screen, is a fun alternative to typical couch potato gaming. But did you know it can also be a...
Microsoft's Creepy 'Consumer Detector' Tracks How Many People Are in a Room and Charges for Content Accordingly

Apple reportedly pressured Vine to go "17+" on the App Store

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Apple may have nudged Twitter into updating its new Vine app with a “17+” rating on the App Store due to salacious content, according to a report from AllThingsD. Shortly after Vine first appeared in the App Store, porn videos began cropping up not only under relevant hashtags (#sex, #nsfw,...
Apple reportedly pressured Vine to go "17+" on the App Store
Vimeo starts slapping content ratings on its videos

UK Mobile Operator 3UK Filtering New Class Of 'Mature Content', Including Political Satire

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Smartphones have some big advantages: they offer considerable computing power in a highly-portable form, and are available at prices that allow a broad spectrum of users to get online easily. But as we reported last year, there's a big downside, too, one that's all-the-more dangerous for being invisible to most...
UK Mobile Operator 3UK Filtering New Class Of 'Mature Content', Including Political Satire

Verizon FiOS subscribers can now watch on-demand movies and 75 channels on their LG Smart TV

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LG has announced that Smart TVs from its 2012 series can now work as alternative set-top boxes, offering Verizon FiOS’s subscribers 75 TV channels and the movie-on-demand service Flex View. The announcement comes almost three months after Verizon introduced a similar app for the Smart TV platform of another major...
Verizon FiOS subscribers can now watch on-demand movies and 75 channels on their LG Smart TV

Personas Review Queue, Mature Content, and more

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Personas Review Queue, Mature Content, and more

500px Returns To The iOS App Store, With Mature Content Warning And Photo Reporting Button

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Toronto’s 500px got its popular photo sharing iPhone app back on the iTunes App Store today, following a takedown that Apple said stemmed from multiple user complaints about pornographic material. The app returns with an age-gate warning, advising that the content in the app is for 17+ audiences, and also...
500px Returns To The iOS App Store, With Mature Content Warning And Photo Reporting Button

Will New UK Censorship Impact Torrent Sites?

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Online censorship is a controversial subject. It’s often used in an attempt to ‘protect’ a group of people from something, but it rarely works as intended, and once in place feature-creep often sets in. Unfortunately, in the rush to censor content for the claimed good of some group or other,...
Will New UK Censorship Impact Torrent Sites?

Windows Store starts accepting PEGI 18-rated games, gives Europeans a deeper catalog

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If Europeans are irked by the Wii U's odd time-based shopping rules for mature content, they'll at least have Windows 8 as their refuge. As of today, Microsoft is accepting Windows Store submissions for PEGI 18-rated games: the move will let Grand Theft Auto IV, The Witcher and future...
Windows Store starts accepting PEGI 18-rated games, gives Europeans a deeper catalog

Less banhammer, more gaming fun down under as Australia OKs R18+ game rating

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Looks like folks from the land down under will be able to enjoy more of those upcoming titles featured recently at E3 2012. Australian gamers can now yell a collective "Get over here!" at more mature video gaming fare after the country's Parliament passed a new law to create...
Less banhammer, more gaming fun down under as Australia OKs R18+ game rating

Twitter's Vine app now has a 17+ age rating, user reporting tool

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Last week after Twitter’s new Vine app for iOS was found to be littered with pornographic content, I asked what made Vine’s app so different from iOS photography app 500px, which was yanked off of the App Store with little warning. Vine was never pulled, but as of late Tuesday night,...
Twitter's Vine app now has a 17+ age rating, user reporting tool

Government to end dual ratings system

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Age ratings will soon be decided solely by the Europe-wide PEGI system, with the 12+ rating becoming legally enforceable for the first timeThe video game age ratings system is to be simplified, after proposals put forward by the UK government on Thursday. Currently all games are regulated under the Europe-wide...
Government to end dual ratings system

Celebrities on Instagram - who to follow and why

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Madonna may have fallen foul of the photo-sharing platform's rules regarding mature content but, from Justin Bieber to Lena Dunham, plenty more accounts offer glimpses behind the scenes of stardomMadonna (madonna)It's only in its early stages, but Madonna's account shows real promise. While most stars like to demonstrate what nice...
Celebrities on Instagram - who to follow and why

Madonna posts Instagram threat to shut down her account

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The singer has published a letter from the photo-sharing site revealing concerns that she is violating community guidelinesInstagram has threatened to shut down Madonna's photo-sharing account, claiming the singer has violated their community guidelines.Madonna posted her letter from "the Instagram Team" without offering any comments on its contents. "Dear Madonna,"...
Madonna posts Instagram threat to shut down her account
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