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Politicians promise to lock kids out of online porn sites

Politicians promise to lock kids out of online porn sites

Policymakers from Britain's Conservative Party call for oversight by an independent regulator with the power to compel ISPs to block sites that fail to include effective age verification.

Google performs U-turn on Blogger smut rule

Google performs U-turn on Blogger smut rule

Google has changed its mind over a new policy on sexually explicit content on its Blogger platform and will target commercial porn instead.

Google bans sexually explicit content on Blogger

Nude ban. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Unless the content has "public benefit," it will be bumped out of public view as of 23 March (if it's already been published) and banned outright after that date.

"Facebook porn Trojan" - here's how NOT to get caught

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You receive a Facebook posting that offers you something saucy, you click through to the website...

...and guess what happens next?

GCHQ and police team up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

GCHQ and police teaming up to hunt down child abusers on the darknet

A major crackdown on child-abuse imagery includes a new law making it illegal for an adult to send a sexual communication to a child.

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.