Porn

Bizarre pornography raid underscores Wi-Fi privacy risks

"Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents. That new wireless router. He'd gotten fed up trying to set a password. Someone must have used his Internet connection, he thought."

Internet porn could be blocked by British government

"In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Ed Vaizey, the nation's minister for culture, communications and creative industries, said he may ask Internet service providers to cut off access to Internet pornography sites." | more

Porn's New Domain is Good News

Now that ICANN has given the nod to a new .XXX top level domain for pornographic web sites, all the old concerns and arguments have risen from the dead.

The most laughable of these is that this is some sort of official sanction for smut or that it "validates" the adult business. That's a quaint, if blinkered, idea. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

For those that haven't been paying attention, digital porn predates the web. Early bulletin boards were rife with it and yellowed copies of PC Magazine from the early 80's and 90's featured a surprising number of adult-only BBS service ads.

Over a third of the Internet is pornographic

Pornography makes up 37 per cent of the total number of Web pages online, according to a new study published by Optenet, a SaaS provider which delivers "on-premise" security. Yes, we think we spelled that right.

According to the report, which looked at a representative sample of around four million extracted URLs, adult content on the Internet increased by 17 per cent in the first quarter of 2010, as compared to the same period in 2009.

Wikipedia, porn, and the FBI

Everybody is wondering who is in charge at Wikipedia ever since Fox News reported that founder Jimmy Wales has relinquished some control over the site's material. The story claimed that, following Wales' alleged attempt to delete a slew of pornographic images from the site, he has been denied the right "to delete files, remove administrators, assign projects or edit any content."

AP IMPACT: Framed for Child Porn _ by a PC Virus

Of all the sinister things that Internet viruses do, this might be the worst: They can make you an unsuspecting collector of child pornography. Heinous pictures and videos can be deposited on computers by viruses — the malicious programs better known for swiping your credit card numbers. In this twist, it's your reputation that's stolen.

Pedophiles can exploit virus-infected PCs to remotely store and view their stash without fear they'll get caught. Pranksters or someone trying to frame you can tap viruses to make it appear that you surf illegal Web sites.

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