Articles by Jeff Berg

Doc Johnson Unveils New Vibrating Pump

Adult novelty manufacturer Doc Johnson has released the “Peter Sucker,” a new eight-inch vibrating penis pump available in three different colors.

New Measurement Techniques May Spell End of Anonymous Internet

A new paper written by a doctoral student at the University of California San Diego may have inadvertently brought about the end of anonymous Internet access with his research into remotely fingerprinting computer hardware and tracking it across the Internet, even through firewalls.

Hustler Expands to U.S. Wireless in Time For New Content Guidelines

Larry Flynt Publications Inc. announced Thursday that it will be branching into the North American and Asian mobile phone markets, just days after the wireless industry’s trade organization said it would begin implementing adult content guidelines by second quarter 2005.

Anti-Porn Crusaders Brownback, Others Accept Adult Contributions

A political watchdog group revealed a report on Thursday detailing the political contributions recieved by 15 of the most vocal anti-adult opponents from corporations that make large sums of money from the adult entertainment community.

At Best, Half of Searchers Read Sponsored Ads, Researchers Say

A new study on the eye movements of Google searchers reveals that 100 percent of surfers look at the top three results and that only 50 percent of viewers look at the No. 1 sponsored result.

Report: Anti-Adult Congressmen Accept Adult-Related Money

Political watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is scheduled to reveal Thursday a report detailing the most vocal legislative opponents of pornography and the amounts of money they receive from corporations involved in the adult industry.

Mick Jagger’s Daughter Wins Sex Tape Injunction

A London court has awarded fashion model and celebrity daughter Elizabeth Jagger a temporary restraining order against the broadcast and publication of closed-circuit television footage taken of Jagger and boyfriend Calum Best engaging in “sexual activities” in a trendy London nightspot.

Google Cloaking and Stuffing Its Own Pages?

Rumors that Google may have been engaging in a cloaking and keyword stuffing activities, forbidden by the search engine’s own policies, have gained more credence, as examinations of Google HTML code seem to point to the search giant displaying different results for surfers than it does for its own spidering tool.

Phishers Evolve to ‘Pharming’

Phishers have recently begun to use at least three new types of attacks in order to convince Internet users to visit bogus sites, including DNS wildcard and poisoning attacks, and URL encoding.

Pure Play, Simon Wolf Team for New VOD Offering

Heads of both Simon Wolf Productions and Pure Play Media have partnered to offer a new broadcasting service that will offer, in part, Spanish and English language Video-on-Demand offerings.

Eyeblaster Incorporates In-Stream Video Ads

Rich media advertising firm Eyeblaster has added a new feature to its advertising platform that allows in-page video banner ads.

SplitInfinity Pays $40,000 for

Hosting company SplitInfinity Network Inc. announced Friday that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the domain name after chasing it for six years.


Strange Bedfellows

How gay rights, contraceptive users and a federal judge ended up in bed with Robert Zicari

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Durst Sues Fleshbot Owner Over Sex Tape

Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst has filed a lawsuit against Fleshbot parent company Gawker Media and a host of Internet service providers in an effort to squash the sale of a video of Durst having sex with a former girlfriend, according to legal documents obtained by XBiz.

Man Fights For Employee Adult Site-Viewing Rights

A Beaver County employee who was fired for accessing adult websites from his office has filed a federal lawsuit against the county, claiming that their policies on computer use and his eventual firing violated his First and 14th Amendment Rights.

Malaysian Royalty Demands Porn Site Apology

The Selangor palace has officially requested the apology of a royal family member who inadvertently caused links on an unofficial website about Malaysian royalty to direct visitors interested in the sultans of Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan, to link to an affiliate of adult site Blind Date Bangers.

Penis Pill Pusher Pleads Guilty

A Clarksdale, Miss., woman pleaded guilty to wire fraud this week in connection with a scheme that federal prosecutors say fraudulently duped almost 5,000 consumers into buying penis-growth and breast-enhancement pills.

ASACP Renames, Expands Anti-Child Pornography Efforts

Child protection advocacy group ASACP has officially changed its name to the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection in order to keep up with the group’s expanding mission, executive Joan Irvine told XBiz Wednesday.

PureCash Program to Shutter Doors

Adult affiliate program PureCash will be shutting its doors and redirecting all traffic by midnight on March 14, according to a statement made by the company today.

E-Business Consortium Introduces New Standards

E-business standards organization OASIS has approved the second version of the Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) as an OASIS standard for access control policies, the group said today.

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