The hackers are claiming that a searchable database will soon go live, featuring hundreds of thousands of images that the senders hoped were self-destructing.
A couple compiled a large collection of erotic photos and videos during their relationship. Should there be laws about what happens to the images after a breakup?
Playboy.tv wants to bring adult entertainment to Chromecast, and is developing an Android app to do so. But will Google allow this?
The British government forced ISPs to turn on porn filters by default. Who could have guessed these filters would block things like sex education and domestic abuse support services?
Many users of the pornographic streaming-video service Redtube have received letters asking them to pay hundreds of euros per viewed clip. The illegality of viewing streams of copyright-infringing material is questionable, as are the methods used to identify the users.
A government minister has confirmed plans, mentioned recently by the prime minister in a poorly reported parliamentary exchange, to force ISPs to censor access to “extremist” online material. But that term is open to interpretation.
Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show how the NSA has at least considered using evidence of alleged Islamist extremists’ online sexual activities to discredit them. The targets were not suspected of involvement in terrorist plots.
Self-published rape and incest porn available through ebook retailers is fueling media outrage in the UK. As a result, some retailers have taken drastic action. But the retailers aren’t the only ones to blame: Some self-published authors are also employing techniques to ensure that their books stay ahead of filters.
Even without getting into slippery-slope arguments about censorship, proposals to force porn viewers to register with their internet service providers fail miserably on a technical level.
The British government is considering once again whether to apply mandatory filters to block all adult content on the internet. But what’s the point of campaigning for a technological solution when the technology itself doesn’t work properly?