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Porn site age-check law demanded by UK media watchdog

Porn site age-check law demanded by UK media watchdog

A video-on-demand watchdog in the UK - whose government seems to have its knickers in a permanent twist over children potentially accessing internet porn - is demanding an age-check law for porn sites.

US DHS digs out 27,000-member child abuse ring buried on Tor

US DHS digs out 27,000-member child abuse ring buried on Tor

The child predators targeted children as young as 3 years old. More than 40 terabytes of data were seized, 15 men have been arrested, 251 child or teen victims have been identified.

Rapper 50 Cent faces lawsuit for posting sex video without permission

Rapper 50 Cent sued for posting sex video without permission

The performer said he posted the video - which received close to 4 million views and which the woman said nearly drove her to suicide - to get back at a rival rapper who was "disrespecting" him.

Google and Microsoft tackle child abuse images with search and YouTube changes

Google and Microsoft tackle child abuse images with search and YouTube changes

Two search giants, Google and Microsoft, have agreed on measures that should make it harder to search for child abuse images online on the open internet, while Google has made a groundbreaking move to identify and ferret out videos made by paedophiles on its YouTube service.

It's not up to Google to stop child abuse, says expert

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The former head of Britain's online child protection agency says the government's recent moves to protect children online are "nonsensical," that simply searching for a given term doesn't turn somebody into a paedophile.

Who likes porn sites better than Facebook or Twitter?

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Recent numbers from a web measurement company that tracks our online clicks show that fingers prefer dreamily wandering to porn sites over hanging out on social networks.

Bizarre Google search bug benefits porn websites

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Searching on certain illogical strings returns sites with very XXX titles, all with NSFW tag lists hot enough to burn a hole through your monitor.

'Parasite' porn websites steal and spread images and videos of young people

Parasite sites are snatching and disseminating sexually explicit images of young people

A new study shows that 88% of sexually explicit photos and videos of children and other young people found online have been lifted from legitimate source sites, including social networking sites such as Facebook, video sites such as YouTube, or stolen/lost phones.

US Pentagon tells Missile Defense Agency workers to quit surfing porn

US Pentagon tells Missile Defense Agency workers to quit surfing porn

The agency's director promises to discipline a handful of workers who jeopardized network security by visiting and transmitting x-rated material.

Porn studios accused of extortion in BitTorrent lawsuits

Porn studios accused of extortion in BitTorrent lawsuits

Porn studios have turned to extortion of BitTorrent users to make money, looking for payouts of $1,000 to $5,000 from victims too embarrassed or shamed to defend themselves in court, a class action suit claims.

Porn spam campaign redirects web browsers to hardcore websites

Porn spam campaign redirects web browsers to hardcore websites

SophosLabs has been intercepting an X-rated spam campaign, designed to promote hardcore porn websites.

Emails have been spammed out purporting to have an adult video attached, using a variety of names.

New Bill in the UK wants internet to be censored from porn by default

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A new Bill wants to protect children by requiring all users to opt-in if they want to access porn. This would create a system of censorship by default. Is this necessary when parents already have access to porn-management tools?

Digital Playground porn passwords exposed by hackers

Digital Playground porn passwords exposed by hackers

A hacking group calling itself The Consortium claims to have stolen the details of more than 70,000 users of the Digital Playground porn website.

YouPorn passwords available for download, thousands of users exposed

YouPorn passwords available for download, thousands of users exposed

Want a free password for one of the world's most popular adult websites?

YouPorn, one of the world's most popular porn video websites appears to have been caught with its pants down.

350,000 users exposed by hardcore porn hack

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A hacker claims to have stolen information from 350,000 users of Brazzers, a hardcore production company based in North America, to highlight a security vulnerability.

Facebook explains pornographic shock spam, hints at browser vulnerability

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Facebook has released a statement about the fast spreading offensive messages that have been posted to many users walls. They claim there is a browser vulnerability that allowed users to paste malicious JavaScript into their web browsers and post the offensive messages.

Facebook users hit by hardcore porn, violence and animal abuse images

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Explicit and violent images have flooded the newsfeeds of many Facebook users in the last 24 hours or so.

The content, which includes photoshopped photos of celebrities such as Justin Bieber, pictures of extreme violence and even a photograph of an abused dog, have been distributed via the site - seemingly without the knowledge of users.

Facebook 'Girls Must Be Watch Out Of Her mind' photo-tagging scam - the lessons to learn

Facebook 'Girls Must Be Watch Out Of Her mind' photo-tagging scam - the lessons to learn

Now that Facebook has universally enabled its facial recognition service, photo-tagging has really taken off.

But photo-tagging also opens a whole new world of abuse by rogue applications: deliberately tagging you in images in which you don't appear.

Google launches Google+ Facebook competitor, publishes new privacy policies

Google launches Facebook competitor, publishes new privacy policies

The mystery of the black menu bar at the top of your Google searches this morning is solved.

Apparently, it's part of gearing up for Google's latest assault on the social networking scene.