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.”

CNN: The number of deepfake videos online is spiking. Most are porn

CNN: The number of deepfake videos online is spiking. Most are porn. “There are at least 14,678 deepfake videos — and counting — on the internet, according to a recent tally by a startup that builds technology to spot this kind of AI-manipulated content. And nearly all of them are porn.”

New York Times: Facebook and Google Trackers Are Showing Up on Porn Sites

New York Times: Facebook and Google Trackers Are Showing Up on Porn Sites. “Trackers from tech companies like Google and Facebook are logging your most personal browsing details, according to a forthcoming New Media & Society paper, which scanned 22,484 pornography websites. Where that data ultimately goes is not always clear.”

Tubefilter: Twitch Suing 100 Users Who Spammed ‘Artifact’ Game Category With Pornographic And Violent Content

Tubefilter: Twitch Suing 100 Users Who Spammed ‘Artifact’ Game Category With Pornographic And Violent Content. “Twitch is suing 100 people for flooding its site with pornography, gore, and graphic imagery, including livestreams of the Christchurch massacre footage. There’s only one problem: the Amazon-owned platform has no idea who these 100 people are.”

South China Morning Post: Chinese programmer shuts down AI project to detect women in porn videos after backlash

South China Morning Post: Chinese programmer shuts down AI project to detect women in porn videos after backlash. “A Chinese programmer has apologised and shut down an artificial intelligence project that used facial recognition technology to detect whether women had appeared in porn videos, after it set off a storm of criticism.”

Quartz: Not just porn, Indian telecom firms are blocking other websites, too

Quartz: Not just porn, Indian telecom firms are blocking other websites, too. “Over three months after the Indian government banned hundreds of porn websites, internet users from across the country are reporting blocked access to a wide variety of other online services. These include VPN (virtual private network) and proxy sites, torrent sites, the website for the messaging platform Telegram, and even the audio-streaming site Soundcloud.”

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.

The Verge: Online porn filters will never work

The Verge: Online porn filters will never work. “The Digital Economy Act was intended to be a more effective method of blocking adult sites that puts the onus on pornographers, who must comply with the policy or risk getting banned by major payment processors. Yet as simple and appealing as that proposal may have once sounded, it’s proven significantly more thorny than the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), the agency responsible for enforcing the policy, originally anticipated.”

TechCrunch: Civil servant who watched porn at work blamed for infecting a US government network with malware

TechCrunch:
Civil servant who watched porn at work blamed for infecting a US government network with malware
. “A U.S. government network was infected with malware thanks to one employee’s ‘extensive history’ of watching porn on his work computer, investigators have found. The audit, carried out by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s inspector general, found that a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) network at the EROS Center, a satellite imaging facility in South Dakota, was infected after an unnamed employee visited thousands of porn pages that contained malware, which downloaded to his laptop and ‘exploited the USGS’ network.'”