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Revenge porn site operators ordered to pay woman $385K

The founders of a revenge porn site have been ordered to pay a woman $385,000 for posting sexually explicit images of her on their Web site.

US District Judge Gregory L. Frost entered the default judgment Tuesday against Eric Chanson and Kevin Bollaert, who ran You Got Posted, a Web site that allegedly posted more than 10,000 sexually explicit photographs of individuals without their permission and then demanded payment for removal of the images.

The unidentified plaintiff sued the pair last May in Ohio after discovering "sexually explicit images" of herself on the site that were … Read more

Samsung serves Milk Music, does a Galaxy good

CNET Update is Grade-A tech news:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn about Samsung's Milk Music, a free streaming radio service only available for some Galaxy smartphones.

- Keep it classy on Vine, now that the video-sharing network prohibits porn.

- See what carbonated competition is bubbling up for Sodastream and Keurig.

- Cool a room quietly with Dyson's latest fancy fan, the Air Multiplier.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what's ahead. … Read more

Twitter prohibits posting of sexually explicit videos on Vine

Twitter announced a new policy Thursday that prohibits sexually explicit content from being posted on its video-sharing app, Vine.

The microblogging service announced the update to its terms of service in a company blog post that said that the vast majority of its users would not be affected by the change.

"For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn't really change anything," the post reads. "For the rest: we don't have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it."

The … Read more

TV news broadcast on student's app reveals porn bookmark

The problem with Webworld is that we're all far too exposed.

We tell ourselves we're going to like, because more people are going to love us. But then we realize we can't control all the different parts of us that get seen.

Then we cry.

Please imagine, for example, the current feelings of a Chicago student who went on WGN-TV on Monday to demonstrate an app called Expunge.io.

This useful tool helps you to remove your juvenile record from the all the places where people might find it, if your state allows for the possibility.

Clearly … Read more

The real big game Sunday: The Super Bowl trounced porn

If there was any question about whether football or porn is more popular, a study produced after the Super Bowl leaves little to the imagination.

According to PornHub, visits to its giant archive of free porn were down 6 percent nationwide during the Super Bowl on Sunday. As the site pointed out in a blog post, that's a significant number in a country of more than 300 million people.

The numbers were even starker in Denver and Seattle, the home cities for the combatants in the big game, won by the Seattle Seahawks 43-8. PornHub concluded that there was … Read more

'Revenge porn' site operator arrested on hacking charges

Hunter Moore, the operator of a so-called "revenge porn" Web site, was arrested Thursday on federal charges he paid a man to break into the e-mail accounts of hundreds of women in order to obtain sexually explicit photos.

The images then showed up on isanyoneup.com, a revenge porn site operated by the 27-year-old Moore, according to an indictment filed Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles. The indictment (see below) charges Moore and Charles "Gary" Evens, 25, with conspiracy to "access a protected computer without authorization to obtain information for private financial gain" … Read more

Polar Vortex great for business (online porn business, that is)

As I sat on my sunny Californian deck, reading about people buried 3 feet deep in snow, I thought to myself: "Ohio. Now where's that on the map?"

My second thought was: "I wonder what they're doing out there, besides huddling and tossing boiling water in the air to make snow."

It was more or less at that moment on Friday that my regular source of pornographic pulse-taking, The Washington Post, revealed an answer. It seems that the chilly temperatures incited a spurt of enthusiasm for online pornography.

The Post leaned rather alluringly on … Read more

8-year-old finds Un-Nintended porn on Christmas DS

Christmas comes but once a year.

Tales of racy pictures on gadget gifts come slightly more often.

A Virginia father says that his 8-year-old son received a Christmas surprise when he and his friends took pictures of themselves with his new Nintendo DS.

He found a dozen pornographic images in a file that had been put there by someone else.

As WJLA-TV reports, the boy's dad, Tom Mayhew says he bought the device at Walmart.

"It was a shocker because we had the family here and there were a lot of kids here. The kids were the ones … Read more

Alleged 'revenge porn' Web site operator arrested in California

A San Diego man accused of running a "revenge porn" Web site that illegally posted more than 10,000 sexually explicit photographs of individuals without their permission has been arrested, the California attorney general's office said.

Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 27, was arrested Tuesday and charged with 31 felony counts of conspiracy, identity theft, and extortion, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said Tuesday in a statement.

"This website published intimate photos of unsuspecting victims and turned their public humiliation and betrayal into a commodity with the potential to devastate lives," Harris said.

In December 2012, Bollaert … Read more

NSA logged online porn habits of Muslim 'radicalizers' -- report

The National Security Agency monitored and spotlighted the online pornography practices and financial misdeeds of six Muslim "radicalizers" so that their authority could be undermined by showing hypocrisy, according to a new report.

The "radicalizers appear to be particularly vulnerable in the area of authority when their private and public behaviors are not consistent," the Huffington Post reported Tuesday, quoting from an October 3, 2012, report released after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked it.

Vulnerabilities included using donations for personal expenses, charging exorbitant speaking fees, and "viewing sexually explicit material online or using sexually … Read more