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xHamster porn site protests with sex education promotion

It turns out PornHub isn’t the only porn website helping to encourage sex education to U.S. citizens. Fellow nude-tube video site, xHamster has responded to the Utah state’s rejection of opt-in, evidence-based, sexual education, by rerouting Utah visitors to its site, to its “The Box” series of sexual education videos on Youtube. …

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Wikipedia bars Daily Mail as citation source

After deeming the Daily Mail as “unreliable,” Wikipedia editors have voted to ban the publication as a source for the online encyclopaedia. This isn’t something Wikipedia often engages in, and it still cites a number of often considered biased publications, like Fox News and Russia Today. “The Daily Mail’s reputation …

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Google, Facebook to combat fake-news during French election

Following on from claims that fake-news had a large impact on the U.S. presidential elections, technology firms like Google and Facebook are taking steps to combat it in the lead up to the French elections in April. Together they’ve debuted a service called Cross Check, which when it goes live …

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PornHub has launched its own sex-education site

PornHub is looking to combat the idea that pornography harms the minds of the impressionable, by offering an educational resource of its own. Launched as a small, sub-site within the main Pornhub domain, the Sexual Wellness Center is filling up with articles, videos and Q&A resources, all in the aid …

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MegaUpload 2.0 hit a Canadian stock exchange roadblock

The reason that the launch of Kim Dotcom’s MegaUpload 2.0 did not occur on the planned 20th January launch date, was because of a Canadian stock exchange. Although MegaUpload 2.0 was set to perform a reverse takeover of a Canadian firm in order to become publicly listed and increase its …

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Big ISPs to start sending out piracy warning letters

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The big four internet service providers (ISP) in the UK have agreed to voluntarily begin sending out warning letters to customers that are suspected of piracy. That means customers of Sky, BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk may now receive a warning if their IP address is thought to be involved …

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Firefox continues to recover as IE, Safari falter

Desktop browser usage was once dominated by Internet Explorer, but those days are long gone. Today Chrome rules the roost and as Internet Explorer usage took a huge dip in 2016, many of those transitioned over to the Google browser. However at the tail end of the year Firefox began …

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G2A is overhauling its Shield service

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Key sales website, G2A, is looking to change up the purpose and function of its Shield service. Initially designed as purely a form of insurance against bad keys, it is now being overhauled into a form of premium membership, complete with game bundles, better chat support and more features set …

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The Mummy IMAX trailer sounded like a joke

In what should be taken as a lesson to always, always proof something before you put it online, the quickly pulled IMAX trailer for The Mummy reboot has been drawing a lot of interest since its re-upload. It’s not clear why, but much of the sound appears to be missing, only …

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Even Pornhub is launching its own helper chatbot

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If it seems like every online entity is looking to employ digital assistants to help improve their customer’s experience, that’s because they are. Everyone from Twitch, to Facebook are now looking to algorithms to help them out and it turns out pornography streaming site, Pornhub, is no different. It’s just …

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Update: Twitch AutoMod is already having some success

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The automated moderation algorithm introduced by gaming streaming site, Twitch, earlier this week, is already paying dividends. According to a number of streamers who traditionally have to deal with abuse or fighting in their attached chat, the number of people saying mean stuff has fallen dramatically. Traditionally, viewing any popular …

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Social networks, tech firms to block ‘extremist’ images

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Some of the world’s biggest technology firms are going to share a database of image and video hashes for ‘extemist content’ with one another, in order to prevent them from appearing on their various platforms. This is much the same system they use to tackle child pornography and although it …

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Open Rights Groups slams porn censorship proposal

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Digital advocacy organisation, the Open Rights Group, has lambasted a number of politicians for making a proposed amendment to the Digital Economy Bill, which would make it perfectly legal to block porn sites which don’t add effective age registration. On top of labelling the idea censorship, the ORG criticised the …

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German Youtube deal unblocks thousands of music videos

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Due to a disagreement with a local licensing body, German Youtube viewers haven’t been able to watch much in the way of music videos on the streaming site – without using a proxy – for years now. However, finally, after much negotiation, a deal has been struck and the blocks …

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EA maintaining region blocks after sanctions lift

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EA Games made the somewhat surprising move in September, to begin complying with United States trade sanctions, whereby it stopped offering its Origin service and exclusive games in affected regions. What’s even more surprising though, is that when those sanctions are lifted, it doesn’t remove the blocks. This is most …

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UK politicians want to fine search engines for piracy

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A number of British politicians have made it clear they want search engines to do more to help tackle piracy. One proposed solution suggested that if those search firms don’t come to a voluntary agreement with copyright holders, that the government could step in and fine them. One of the …

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