New Yorker: The Queer Past Gets Deleted on eBay

New Yorker: The Queer Past Gets Deleted on eBay. “In researching his book ‘Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives, and Contemporary Art,’ Andy Campbell, an associate professor of critical studies at the Roski School of Art and Design, used both eBay and the Johnson/Carter Library, in addition to other archives around the country. ‘Bound Together’ argues that queer archives are particularly precarious, as they often lack institutional support structures and their content is at odds with community guidelines.”

Daily Beast: Louvre Calls in Lawyers Over Pornhub’s Hardcore Re-Enactments

Daily Beast: Louvre Calls in Lawyers Over Pornhub’s Hardcore Re-Enactments. “There is little doubt that the clever app will bring these masterpieces to a whole new audience by marrying two worlds that might not generally engage, but European museum directors aren’t so sure they want their precious masterpieces to be exploited as such, especially when they can charge more noble entities thousands to license the artwork. Both the Louvre and Uffizi say they are suing Pornhub for rights infringements, demanding them to remove reproductions of the works that are displayed in the flesh in their museums.”

Motherboard: A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn

Motherboard: A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn. “As pointed out by Twitter user @dox_gay, hardcore porn is now embedded on the pages of the Huffington Post, New York magazine, The Washington Post, and a host of other websites. This is because a porn site called 5 Star Porn HD bought the domain for Vidme, a brief YouTube competitor founded in 2014 and shuttered in 2017. Its Twitter account is still up, but the domain lapsed.”

Foreign Policy: The World Hasn’t Figured Out How to Stop ‘Revenge Porn’

Foreign Policy: The World Hasn’t Figured Out How to Stop ‘Revenge Porn’. “Under pressure from advocates, big online platforms have begun implementing their own policies. But victims and lawyers report the laws just aren’t working. Although the internet has no borders and content travels freely, remedies vary vastly across jurisdictions, and there is very little cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, the crime—which disproportionately affects women and people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual—is flourishing.”

‘We have your porn collection’: The rise of Extortionware (BBC)

BBC: ‘We have your porn collection’: The rise of Extortionware. “Cyber-security companies are warning about the rise of so-called ‘extortionware’ where hackers embarrass victims into paying a ransom. Experts say the trend towards ransoming sensitive private information could affect companies not just operationally but through reputation damage. It comes as hackers bragged after discovering an IT Director’s secret porn collection.”

Route Fifty: Utah Poised to Block Porn on Smartphones

Route Fifty: Utah Poised to Block Porn on Smartphones. “Cell phones and tablets sold in Utah could soon be required to block pornography under a bill awaiting a signature from Gov. Spencer Cox. The bill, passed by the House in February and the Senate earlier this month, requires tablets and smartphones sold after Jan. 1, 2022, to automatically enable a pre-installed ‘filter capable of blocking material that is harmful to minors.’”

India Today: Searching porn on Google in UP? Govt will now monitor and send messages to internet users

India Today: Searching porn on Google in UP? Govt will now monitor and send messages to internet users. UP in this case is Uttar Pradesh, a state in India. “The UP Police on Saturday said that a new team called the ‘UP Women Powerline 1090’ has been set up to monitor people’s internet activities. The team will get alerts if a person searches for porn on the internet. Following this, the Police will reach out to the person to prevent ‘crimes against women’. “

Men’s Health: How OnlyFans Became the Porn Capital of the Pandemic

Men’s Health: How OnlyFans Became the Porn Capital of the Pandemic. “Kate Kennedy is a working performer in the adult entertainment industry, but she hasn’t had sex in months. ‘This is the longest I’ve gone without having sex in probably my adult life,’ she says. That’s because Kennedy is a new kind of porn star. Or maybe she’s a porn star in a new kind of porn: one led by a social media website called OnlyFans. The site is the latest shift in the adult industry, and Kennedy is among the legions of porn stars and social media influencers who are using it to sell sexy homemade content during the pandemic.”

Brisbane Times: Facebook delete group where young men allegedly shared revenge porn

Brisbane Times: Facebook delete group where young men allegedly shared revenge porn . “Facebook is attempting to delete the accounts of young men in charge of a Facebook group where revenge porn was allegedly shared and men talked about being violent to women. The private Facebook group, called ‘Melb guy pals’, had almost 7000 members and was shut down by Facebook on Friday for violating the social media giant’s community standards.”

The Next Web: Porn sites have turned coronavirus into a viral marketing scheme — and it’s working

The Next Web: Porn sites have turned coronavirus into a viral marketing scheme — and it’s working. “While the coronavirus pandemic is forcing governments across the world to put entire nations under lockdown, adult entertainment companies have found a way to spin this health crisis into yet another opportunity to make you watch more porn — and according to data, the strategy is working.”

GirlsDoPorn: Young women win legal battle over video con (BBC)

BBC: GirlsDoPorn: Young women win legal battle over video con. “A US judge has awarded $12.8m (£9.8m) to 22 unnamed women, ruling that they were tricked into appearing in widely distributed online porn videos. Some of the models duped by the owners and operators of the GirlsDoPorn website had become suicidal, he said. They were told the videos were for a private collector or overseas DVDs, according to the 181-page judgement.”

Porn Stars Vs. Instagram: Inside The Battle To Remain On The Platform (BuzzFeed News)

BuzzFeed News: Porn Stars Vs. Instagram: Inside The Battle To Remain On The Platform. “Porn stars and other sex workers are furious that Instagram continues to take down their accounts with confusing guidelines and explanations — and despite a summer meeting where actors’ union representatives and platform officials tried to hammer out their differences.”