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Cameron's Porn Initiative Could Bring About Fraud Schemes
Jul 31, 2015 3:34 PM PST
Kaspersky Labs’ top security researcher warns of disturbing consequences if U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron’s latest porn initiative imposes users to hand over credit card and other payment details to access legal adult entertainment.
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NCSE Successfully Lobbies to Have Cosmo Covered Up
Jul 29, 2015 2:42 PM PSTDrug store chain Rite Aid and grocery store chains Food Lion and Hannaford Stores will place Cosmopolitan magazine in polybags in their stores after a major push by National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCSE), formerly known as Morality in Media.
Patent Holder Sues 6 Haptic Toy Makers
Jul 29, 2015 9:51 AM PSTAnother patent troll has arrived on the adult scene, filing half a dozen legal claims over the intellectual property used in the making of haptic toys.
Chief Keef’s Hologram Appearance Gets Censored
Jul 28, 2015 3:00 PM PSTWith the adult entertainment applications of virtual reality rapidly unfolding in new and untested ways, the quashing of rapper Chief Keef’s virtual concert in Chicago last weekend poses a troublesome precedent that is worthy of monitoring by digital media industry stakeholders.
Malta Has Sights on Decriminalizing Porn
Jul 28, 2015 10:13 AM PSTMalta, the Southern European island country, has sights on decriminalizing pornography and may allow the opening of adult retail stores and broadcast transmission of sexually explicit content.
Backpage Wins TRO After Credit Card Chokehold
Jul 24, 2015 12:41 PM PSTA federal judge today approved a temporary restraining order against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart after Backpage.com alleged he employed backdoor methods to pressure credit card companies to stop processing its adult services ads.
Backpage Sues After Credit Card Chokehold
Jul 22, 2015 3:17 PM PSTCook County Sheriff Thomas Dart illegally used backdoor methods to pressure credit card companies to stop doing business with Backpage.com, according to a federal lawsuit filed yesterday.
Microsoft to Remove 'Revenge Porn' Links
Jul 22, 2015 12:16 PM PSTMicrosoft said Wednesday that it will honor requests to remove Bing search results for nude or sexually explicit images when it is notified by a “revenge porn” victim.
Ruling Is Big Win for N.Y. Adult Businesses
Jul 21, 2015 3:00 PM PSTIn a key victory for adult businesses, a New York state appeals court in Manhattan today affirmed a previous ruling that held unconstitutional amendments made 14 years ago to New York City’s adult-use zoning regulation for strip clubs and adult video and book stores.
French MP Demands Filtering for Online Porn
Jul 21, 2015 11:09 AM PSTA member of the French Parliament last week asked the government to introduce a measure countrywide that would automatically block porn sites unless users opt-in and manually enter an “access code.”
Ratcliff on Age-Verification Debate at Parliament
Jul 20, 2015 4:19 PM PSTThe U.K. government sees value in the development of an industry-sponsored route for age verification and the adult business should rally behind the Digital Policy Alliance and British Standards Institution in support of this, according to Chris Ratcliff, managing director of Portland Broadcasting Ltd., which offers pay-per-view and subscription TV services.
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