Bloomberg Quint: Block Porn or Be Blocked, Indonesia Warns Google, Twitter

Bloomberg Quint: Block Porn or Be Blocked, Indonesia Warns Google, Twitter. “Indonesia has threatened to bar the world’s biggest social-media providers from operating in the country unless they comply with stringent demands to filter pornography and other content deemed obscene.”

Lauren Weinstein: Facebook’s Staggeringly Stupid and Dangerous Plan to Fight Revenge Porn

Lauren Weinstein: Facebook’s Staggeringly Stupid and Dangerous Plan to Fight Revenge Porn. “I’m old enough to have seen a lot of seriously stupid ideas involving the Internet. But no matter how incredibly asinine, shortsighted, and nonsensical any given concept may be, there’s always room for somebody to come up with something new that drives the needle even further into the red zone of utterly moronic senselessness. And the happy gang over at Facebook has now pushed that poor needle so hard that it’s bent and quivering in total despair.”

TechCrunch: Facebook again under fire for spreading illegal content

TechCrunch: Facebook again under fire for spreading illegal content. “An investigation by a British newspaper into child sexual abuse content and terrorist propaganda being shared on Facebook has once again drawn critical attention to how the company handles complaints about offensive and extremist content being shared on its platform.”

TechCrunch: Facebook addresses revenge porn with tech to prevent people from re-sharing intimate images

TechCrunch: Facebook addresses revenge porn with tech to prevent people from re-sharing intimate images. “Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can’t re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn — intimate photos of people shared without their consent. That means if someone tries to share a photo that Facebook has previously taken down, that person will see a pop-up saying the photo violates Facebook’s policies and that Facebook will not allow the person to share that particular photo on Facebook, Messenger or Instagram.”

Inc: Google Makes Employees Sign Away Right to Sue Over Pornography (and Lots of Other Rights, Too)

Inc: Google Makes Employees Sign Away Right to Sue Over Pornography (and Lots of Other Rights, Too). “Google would rather you didn’t know about this because the company doesn’t want you to know anything at all about what it’s like to work at Google other than information the company itself has released. That, ironically, is the subject of a lawsuit that made the I-won’t-sue-for-pornography waiver public as part of a court filing. Here it is…”

TorrentFreak: Porn Pirate Sites Use ‘Backdoor’ to Host Videos on YouTube

From TorrentFreak, which is always worth a read: Porn Pirate Sites Use ‘Backdoor’ to Host Videos on YouTube. “Adult themed streaming sites are using a loophole in Google’s services to store infringing material at no cost. Google’s servers are increasingly being used as a hosting platform, by exploiting YouTube’s private publishing backdoor.”