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  • Virgin Media last to turn on porn filters at network level
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    Virgin Media last to turn on porn filters at network level

    By 28 February 2014

    Like the other three of the UK's largest internet service providers, Virgin Media has implemented its parental control filters to block access to pornography and other inappropriate online content. Called Web Safe, this will initially be presented as...

  • UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters
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    UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

    By 31 January 2014

    The UK government is creating a whitelist of websites that have been inadvertently blocked by porn and anti-piracy filters implemented by internet service providers. Several sites, such as those maintained by drug and sex education charities, have been...

  • Naughty America: 4K porn is coming, trailer released
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    Naughty America: 4K porn is coming, trailer released

    By 13 January 2014

    It had to happen. With the release of every major home video format there has been a reaction from the porn industry almost immediately. Indeed, it is credited as being one of the main instigators in the initial take-up of VHS and among the first 3D Blu-ray...

  • BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites
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    BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

    By 19 December 2013

    After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government. For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched...

  • BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers
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    BT's default filter settings will block porn for new internet customers

    By 13 December 2013

    New customers to BT's internet services will have adult content filtering turned on by default, meaning they won't be able to connect to any site focusing on adult themes unless they purposely decide against implementing Parental Controls when they first...

  • iOS 7 design sparks new Japanese porn craze
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    iOS 7 design sparks new Japanese porn craze

    By 23 September 2013

    With the release of iOS 7, Apple's latest iteration of its mobile operating system, Japanese iPhone owners have started a new craze based on its flat design. As the boxes that appear as pop-ups on the screen merely blur the background, some users are...

  • Porn heading to Google Glass 'within days'
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    Porn heading to Google Glass 'within days'

    By 29 May 2013

    It had to happen: an app dedicated to hardcore pornography will be available on Google Glass within days. Adult Android app creator and distributor MiKandi is working on porn content for Google Glass, and the first of its wares will appear on the company's...

  • Strip clubs getting ready for Google Glass assault: 'Not on our watch'
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    Strip clubs getting ready for Google Glass assault: 'Not on our watch'

    By 9 April 2013

    Google Glass isn't even out yet and its been banned in one sector already. One strip club has spoken out about the technology, saying it won't be welcome inside, and many if not all the rest are expected to follow suit, across the US at least. Speaking...

  • Porn is so easy to find on Vine, will it be lifted from App Store?
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    Porn is so easy to find on Vine, will it be lifted from App Store?

    By 28 January 2013

    Since Twitter's video capture application Vine was released for iPhone last week, plenty of users have been looking for interesting ways to utilise its six-second clip taking. There are some clever short animations, skilled cutting sequences and more....

  • Playboy fined £100,000 by Ofcom for failing to protect children from online porn
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    Playboy fined £100,000 by Ofcom for failing to protect children from online porn

    By 16 January 2013

    Playboy will have to cough up £100,000 after Ofcom ruled that two of its websites are in breach of protective guidelines. Both Playboy TV and Demand Adult  were found not to have adequate checks in place to ensure users were over the age of 18, therefore...

  • Internet porn won't be blocked in UK
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    Internet porn won't be blocked in UK

    By 17 December 2012

    Ministers have decided against a blanket ban on internet porn in the UK. A campaign was started in May to bring about a law to force internet service providers to block access to online pornography, much like they must do with The Pirate Bay. Those who...

  • Pirate ordered to pay $1.5 million for illegally sharing porn movies
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    Pirate ordered to pay $1.5 million for illegally sharing porn movies

    By 2 November 2012

    US BitTorrent user Kywan Fisher has been ordered to pay $1,500,000 in damages to adult entertainment company Flava Works for illegally sharing 10 of the company's movies. It's the largest award handed out in a US case to date. The defendant was accused...

  • Porn industry is changing thanks to 'Tube' sites, says regulator
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    Porn industry is changing thanks to 'Tube' sites, says regulator

    By 25 October 2012

    The rise of "Tube" porn sites, such as YouPorn and RedTube, are making massive waves in the world of online pornography. To begin with, according to the UK regulator Authority For Television On Demand, porn is becoming harder to control because of them....

  • Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update
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    Hardcore porn coming to Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer update

    By 3 October 2012

    Microsoft has been forced to admit that the inclusion of Internet Explorer on future Xbox 360 consoles will mean gamers can access, erm, adult material. The discrepancy was highlighted when YouPorn.com blogged victoriously about it, claiming that gamers...

  • Cybersex made illegal in the Philippines
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    Cybersex made illegal in the Philippines

    By 20 September 2012

    A law has been passed in the Philippines outlawing cybersex - whether it be through a professional porn website located in the country or participated in privately by two consenting adults. As part of a new cyber crime bill, inhabitants of the Philippines...

  • Google Project Glass: Porn studio, Pink Visual, eyes up potential
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    Google Project Glass: Porn studio, Pink Visual, eyes up potential

    By 29 June 2012

    US porn studio Pink Visual has said that it is keen to get its hands on Google's new Project Glass, believing it perfect for the porn industry. "The style of porn known as 'point of view' ('POV' for short) has been a popular type of content for quite...

  • UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block
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    UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block

    By 4 May 2012

    With The Pirate Bay now blocked by several of the UK's internet service providers, after a court order, the British government is now turning its sights on pornography. It is to consult with ISPs on the possibility of their blocking access to all porn...

  • Over quarter of Brits admit to taking porn pics or videos using camera phones
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    Over quarter of Brits admit to taking porn pics or videos using camera phones

    By 22 February 2012

    A staggering 26 per cent of Brits have pornographic pictures or video of their partner on their mobile or smartphone. When asked, "Have you ever taken a 'sex' photo or video of yourself and a partner using your camera phone?" over a quarter of respondents...

  • Now YOU can start your own .xxx porn website
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    Now YOU can start your own .xxx porn website

    By 6 December 2011

    Ever thought of starting your own "Readers' Wives" website? Well now you can following the announcement that the ICM Registry, the body who looks after the top-level .xxx domain, is opening up the domain for all to get stuck in. Up until now only big...

  • TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website
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    TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website

    By 6 December 2011

    TalkTalk's new filter system that, amongst other things, aims to block adult websites has failed for over a week. This has allowed access to Pornhub, one of Britain's largest pornography websites. The internet protection service in question is called...

  • Playboy sues over xxx domain names
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    Playboy sues over xxx domain names

    By 21 November 2011

    Manwin Licensing, the chaps behind the Playboy websites, and Digital Playground are suing the internet's address regulator, Icann, as well as filing lawsuits against ICM Registry, the company behind the new top-level domain name (TLD). The legal action...

  • Sesame Street YouTube channel taken over by porn
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    Sesame Street YouTube channel taken over by porn

    By 17 October 2011

    Sesame Street's YouTube video channel was hacked, midday on Sunday (16 October) with its entire contents replaced with hardcore pornography. In addition, the design of the holding page was altered too, with one of the children's show's iconic characters...

  • UK ISPs tighten grip on porn controls
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    UK ISPs tighten grip on porn controls

    By 11 October 2011

    BT, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Sky are set to actively manage the way users access porn on the Internet, following a campaign by Mothers’ Union. The drive, backed by the UK Prime Minster David Cameron, will see ISP customers in the UK getting greater...

  • PETA to get XXX rated for porn protest
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    PETA to get XXX rated for porn protest

    By 19 September 2011

    Pocket-lint's interest in animal rights just got turned up a few notches. That's because we heard about the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA) latest campaign - launching a porn site to raise awareness of veganism. The XXX domain site...

  • Torrent honeytraps set up to lure pirates into lawsuits
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    Torrent honeytraps set up to lure pirates into lawsuits

    By 3 June 2011

    Last week, Pocket-lint brought you the news that the maker of The Hurt Locker has filed lawsuits against a record 24,583 people who, it claims, have infringed its copyright by downloading illegal copies of the movie. And that Voltage Pictures is seeking...