The Verge: Imgur won’t support Reddit’s NSFW communities anymore because they put its ‘business at risk’

The Verge: Imgur won’t support Reddit’s NSFW communities anymore because they put its ‘business at risk’. “In a blog post published earlier this week, image-sharing site Imgur wrote that it won’t display any content from Reddit’s NSFW communities on its site.”

That time my husband reported me to the Facebook police: a case study (Boing Boing)

Boing Boing: That time my husband reported me to the Facebook police: a case study . “He clicked on a link, made some choices from a drop-down menu or two, told them to take down one of my posts, and they did — permanently. At the time, I was mad. Now, though, I see this for the gift that it was. My husband was giving me an example, complete with screen shots, of the company’s process for handling a modestly complex judgment call about online speech. Thanks, honey. He was also illustrating the limits of content moderation at Internet scale.” This article includes a picture of an artist’s model complete with a full frontal view of his tonker. Be warned.

CNET: Tumblr porn ban goes into effect, puppy photos caught in sweep

CNET: Tumblr porn ban goes into effect, puppy photos caught in sweep. “Tumblr’s ban on adult content went into effect Monday, and it didn’t take long for users to bare their naked thoughts on the move. The blogging platform announced the change Dec. 3 in a post titled ‘A better, more positive Tumblr.’ On Monday, a new post apologized for what the site admitted has ‘not been an easy transition.’ Flagged content will be hidden, not deleted, the site reported.” The examples in the article would be hysterical if they weren’t enraging.

Fast Company: Tumblr’s NSFW castaways are flocking to these lifeboats as a ban looms

Fast Company: Tumblr’s NSFW castaways are flocking to these lifeboats as a ban looms. “Since Tumblr announced the ban on December 3, bloggers with NSFW content have been scrambling to move to other sites, build new sites, and/or archive blogs till they can figure out next steps. As the deadline looms, here are some tools, companies, volunteer projects, and individuals offering lifeboats.” Considering the examples of what Tumblr has marked as “sexual content” that I’ve seen on Twitter, I’d argue that *everybody* who has a Tumblr blog they care about needs to get it backed up and out ASAP.

Fast Company: The frantic, unprecedented race to save 700,000 NSFW Tumblrs for posterity

Fast Company: The frantic, unprecedented race to save 700,000 NSFW Tumblrs for posterity. “GeoCities, Vine, Friendster–communities live, thrive, and often die on the net. But the two-week timeframe in which content will disappear from Tumblr is unprecedented, says Jason Scott. He cofounded Archive Team, a volunteer project running software that scarfs copies of endangered websites for posterity. They are now scrambling to preserve an estimated 700,000 Tumblr blogs that are expected to partly or entirely disappear due to a new, broadly defined ban on ‘adult content’ announced on December 3. “

PR Newswire: Dark Cloud to Offer Replacement for Adult Tumblr (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Dark Cloud to Offer Replacement for Adult Tumblr (PRESS RELEASE). “Dark Cloud, an alternative media platform, announces it is launching a set of tools allowing Tumblr users to export their existing Tumblr content and rescue all of the data. The service will allow for a seamless transition of content between the old Tumblr site and the new Dark Cloud service. The key component is a direct converter that allows users to plug in their Tumblr URL and Dark Cloud does the rest. The converter will take an existing Tumblr account and import it into a Dark Cloud profile which will have similar functionality to the existing platform.” I had never heard of Dark Cloud, so I went to the home page. And it dropped me straight into plenty of NSFW content. Be warned.

Yahoo Open-Sources Neural Network Solution for Finding Pornographic / NSFW Images

Yahoo has open-sourced its neural network solution for finding pornographic images. “Defining NSFW material is subjective and the task of identifying these images is non-trivial. Moreover, what may be objectionable in one context can be suitable in another. For this reason, the model we describe below focuses only on one type of NSFW content: pornographic images. The identification of NSFW sketches, cartoons, text, images of graphic violence, or other types of unsuitable content is not addressed with this model. To the best of our knowledge, there is no open source model or algorithm for identifying NSFW images. In the spirit of collaboration and with the hope of advancing this endeavor, we are releasing our deep learning model that will allow developers to experiment with a classifier for NSFW detection, and provide feedback to us on ways to improve the classifier.”