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Blocking antiporn ban protest mails was justified, European Parliament president says

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The President of the European Parliament has justified filtering 457,325 protest emails sent to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) -- 106,771 of them from the same address -- as necessary in order to ensure the functioning of the Parliament's email services.Pirate Party MEP Christian Engström complained to the...
Blocking antiporn ban protest mails was justified, European Parliament president says

China raps Apple once again, but this time over porn distribution

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Apple is under scrutiny again by the Chinese government, but not for poor customer service: it’s for pornography. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that an ongoing investigation is underway, which has caught up with Apple and other other small companies for providing ways to access pornographic content. According to...
China raps Apple once again, but this time over porn distribution

Poor Ben & Jerry Must Have Had A Rough Adolescence If They Think Ice Cream Can Be Confused With Porn

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I don't know about all of you, but thanks to Techdirt, one of the first things I think of when porn is brought up is trademark law. Okay, so that isn't even remotely true, but I have written about the convergence of those topics before. Back then, it was porn...
Poor Ben & Jerry Must Have Had A Rough Adolescence If They Think Ice Cream Can Be Confused With Porn

GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

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We've discussed the push to get both major political parties in the US to adopt language around internet freedom in their official platforms. With the RNC Convention happening, there's been some news that they are, in fact, putting in some internet freedom language, but the specifics do matter. The Daily...
GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language... But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn

Many Brands Are Paying To Show Ads To Bots, Piracy Sites

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“Fraud is the elephant in the digital room” according to a report on digital ad campaigns published today by metrics company comScore (NSDQ: SCOR). The report also claims that companies are paying to have their display ads appear on “objectionable content” sites dedicated to pornography, piracy or malware. The...
Many Brands Are Paying To Show Ads To Bots, Piracy Sites
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Indonesian authorities “study” Twitter, vow to crack down on abusive users

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Indonesia’s government has put its sights on Twitter after claiming that it is “studying” the microblogging site with a view to cracking down on users that it claims are behaving badly on the service. According to a report from the Jakarta Globe, Indonesia’s Communication Minister Tifatul Sembiring is looking to clean...
Indonesian authorities “study” Twitter, vow to crack down on abusive users
'Revenge porn' site Texxxan.com and host GoDaddy targeted in class-action lawsuit

Frank Langella: 'I'd rather make love in reality than on a machine'

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The Oscar-nominated star of Robot & Frank on how new technology affects our attitudes towards love and sexHey Frank. In Robot & Frank (1) you play a forgetful retired cat burglar whose kids hire him a home-help robot (2). Are you sceptical about tech? It's generational. Younger people see it...
Frank Langella: 'I'd rather make love in reality than on a machine'

New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn

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Let’s see if this trips your BS sensor: according to a new study, executed by McAfee, 32% of teenaged folk in the United States have watched pornography online. You’re laughing, right? I thought so.  The study has an even better number to report, however. Ready? Here goes: only 12% of...
New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn

5 Reasons The Android Market Trashes Apple’s App Store

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For both users and developers the Android app store is the cream of the crop. For the last two years as I sat out my iPhone contract I have watched Android do things the way they should be done.Google is on the dead-right path with its app store, much more...
5 Reasons The Android Market Trashes Apple’s App Store

Judge sides with porn P2P plaintiff, setting up legal showdown

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In recent months we've seen growing judicial skepticism of mass copyright lawsuits. Many judges have concluded that plaintiffs—often pornography publishers—have no interest in actually litigating cases and instead hope to use the threat of ruinous legal bills (not to mention the embarrassment of public association with pornography) to extract four-figure...
Judge sides with porn P2P plaintiff, setting up legal showdown
T-Mobile's Web Guard censorship tool may be blocking sites without adult content

Iran asks Facebook to fight porn

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Facebook will reportedly be helping Iran in its fight against pornography and prostitution. [Read more]...
Iran asks Facebook to fight porn

Automatic net porn block rejected

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Ministers reject plans to automatically block internet access to pornography on all computers, saying the move is not widely supported by parents....
Automatic net porn block rejected

There's no way to stop children viewing porn in Starbucks

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Filtering doesn't work. It also puts power into censorware firms which help cover up human rights abuseLast week's debate in the Lords on the proposal to stop opt-out pornography filters was a perfect parable about the dangers of putting technically unsophisticated legislators in charge of technology regulation.The Lords are contemplating...
There's no way to stop children viewing porn in Starbucks

Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

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The latest news in the world of copyright-trolling porn companies is that one of the people that the porn world tried to shake down with a trolling attempt has hit back with a racketeering lawsuit, which she's trying to turn into a class action. The woman, Jennifer Barker, received a...
Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

Pirate Bay data suggests Prenda did create "honeypot" for downloaders

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Prenda Law has become the most-recognized and most controversial of several "porn-trolling" operations filing lawsuits against thousands of John Does over alleged illegal downloads. Lawyers linked to the company were slapped with sanctions last month; while it's appealing those sanctions, Prenda is losing cases left and right. Earlier this...
Pirate Bay data suggests Prenda did create "honeypot" for downloaders

Microsoft to allow "Mature" games in European Windows 8 Store

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Microsoft has reversed a controversial decision that created a strange gap between which games would be allowed on the digital Windows 8 Store in America and which would be allowed on its European counterpart, thanks to a discrepancy in the way those regions' ratings boards handle similar games. Originally, Microsoft...
Microsoft to allow "Mature" games in European Windows 8 Store

Can Iceland lead the way towards a ban on violent online pornography?

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The country prides itself on its progressive attitudes, but anti-censorship campaigners say move is a backward stepSmall, volcanic, with a proud Viking heritage and run by an openly gay prime minister, Iceland is now considering becoming the first democracy in the western world to try to ban online pornography.A nationwide...
Can Iceland lead the way towards a ban on violent online pornography?
Prenda shell ordered to pay $9,425 in attorney's fees
Apple's war on porn is a front for its battle against Android
Online porn may soon be banned in Egypt
Apple reportedly censors iCloud emails, embracing its role as the nanny of technology
Sex.com Introduces A Pinterest For Porn

Web porn curb urged after April case

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Search engines such as Google should do more to restrict access to online pornography, a government adviser says after the April Jones case....
Web porn curb urged after April case

FTC gets a $163 million judgment against scareware operation

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A federal court in Maryland has imposed a $163 million judgment against defendants from Innovative Marketing in a massive scareware operation. The company sold the scareware under the names WinFixer, WinAntiVirus, and WinAntiVirusPro, among other monikers. Kristy Ross and two of the company's founders—Sam Jain and Daniel Sundin—were determined to be...
FTC gets a $163 million judgment against scareware operation

Examining Virtual Crimes

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GamePolitics has an article about a research paper issued by the AU government's Institute of Criminology titled "Crime Risks of Three-Dimensional Virtual Environments." The paper discusses the legal questions raised by game worlds and avatars, ranging from regulation of in-game currency to a report of virtual rape. "A person controlling...
Examining Virtual Crimes

Illinois Supreme Court nixes latest porn trolling scheme

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The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a pornography vendor's efforts to unmask thousands of non-Illinois Internet users who allegedly accessed the vendor's website without permission. The order came after a coalition of ISPs objected to the subpoenas. The decision is another sign of the growing judicial resistance to pornographic trolling....
Illinois Supreme Court nixes latest porn trolling scheme
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