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You’ll Need to Prove Your Age on Porn Sites by Easter

Back in 2016, the government announced that it's going to force porn sites to verify that you're over 18 before you're allowed to see anything. It was supposed to come into force by April this year, but in classic government style, it's been delayed by a year – the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has just announced it'll be in place by Easter. Read More >>

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Take a Wild Guess Why Visiting 9,000 Porn Sites on Your Government Computer Is a Dumb Idea

A United States Geological Survey employee allegedly infected the scientific agency’s networks with malware after visiting thousands of porn websites on their government-issued laptop. According to a report released this month from the Office of Inspector General, many of those sites had malware. Read More >>

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During YouTube’s Downtime, Pornhub Saw a 21% Increase in Traffic

Early Wednesday morning, YouTube went offline for just over an hour. Around 2.30 a.m. UK time – about 9.30pm EST – the behemoth video service went down, not coming back online until 3.45 am (10.45 EST). In that time, people could have watched Netflix. Or regular TV. Or god forbid, read a book or have a conversation. Apparently not. No, people decided to fap instead. Read More >>

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PornHub is Funding Research into the Long-Term Effects of Porn

No one expected a porn website to become the good guy of the internet, but PornHub is well on its way with a fascinating blog of data insights and now a $25,000 grant for academics to study the long-term effects of porn. Read More >>

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YouPorn Launches ‘Search by Emoji’ Feature, Because Words are Clearly Too Inefficient

It's easy to find porn on the internet. Far too easy, if you ask some people, but YouPorn doesn't think it's easy enough. With that in mind it's launching a new feature called 'Search by Emoji' which lets you skip the popular search terms in favour of your phone's array of mini cartoon images. It makes a sort of sense, because typing one-handed can be a bit of a pain. Read More >>

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Pornhub Says Less Than 1% of Subscribers Pay With Cryptocurrency

Back in April Pornhub announced that it was going to start letting users pay for premium subscriptions using cryptocurrency, specifically the cryptocurrency Verge - not to be confused with the technology news site The Verge. In the months since it's expanded that option to allow people to pay with TRON and ZenCash, but none of the bigger cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and so on. That probably explains why less than one per cent of all subscriptions are made using cryptocurrency. Read More >>

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YouPorn is Using Machine Learning to Offer Weekly Personalised Porn Playlists

There is a lot of porn. Too much porn really, and more of it is being produced all the time. Nobody has enough time to sift through it all to find the good stuff, let alone watch everything they want to watch. So what do you do to get past that problem? YouPorn's answer is using “industry-leading machine learning systems” to send users personalised playlists of porn each week. Read More >>

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Man Who Posed as Housewife Online Admits to Secretly Recording Sex With 80 Men for Porn Site

A man involved with the porn site “StraightBoyz” that featured hundreds of videos of his sex acts with other men—many of them unconsenting and unaware that they were being filmed—has pleaded guilty to charges against him in a US federal court. Read More >>

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Pornhub’s AgeID is Going to Let You Access Porn With Cards Available at Your Local Newsagent

Back in May the government announced that it was considering an alternative method for the online age verification systems it wants implemented by the end of the year - which is fast approaching with no real progress announced to the public. It suggested launching 'porn passes' that could be purchased at newsagents and used to anonymously access adult material online. Plus other age restricted material like booze and knives. Read More >>

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American Porn Company Wants to Use DeepFakes to Put You into Your Favourite Porn Videos

In case you haven't heard of Deep Fakes, let me remind you. They're a recent phenomenon which involves using AI to alter videos and replace one of the on-screen faces with that of a completely different person - something that's already been used to develop fake celebrity porn. They've proven controversial, and are generally considered unwelcome on a lot of major porn sites, but one company has decided to monetise the whole process. They want fans to pay to put themselves into the porn. Read More >>

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Second Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Bizarre Scheme to Extort Millions From Porn Pirates

Paul Hansmeier, an American lawyer who could generously be called enterprising, has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and wire fraud, concluding a bizarre saga of porn, piracy, and extortion. Read More >>

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Tube8 Will Give You Cryptocurrency for Watching Porn, but it’s Not One of the Good Ones

That whole 'cryptocurrency' fad is still going on, and it looks like the porn industry is starting to take notice and think of new ways to integrate virtual coins with its operations. One company, Pornhub owner MindGeek, definitely is, and the latest announcement is that it will be rewarding people who watch porn on Tube8 with their very own cryptocurrency tokens. Read More >>

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Men Looking for Anonymous Sex Reportedly Tricked Into Being Filmed for Porn Site

US federal agents arrested the man behind the porn operation “StraightBoyz” last week, after he allegedly spent years tricking men into having sex acts performed on them on camera, and posting the videos online without their consent. Read More >>

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Study Says Porn and Games are Generating all the Virtual Reality Money, Surprising Nobody

There is a lot of virtual reality content out in the world, but how much of it is actually generating cold hard cash? People always seem to talk about VR as a fledgling make-or-break industry, but as it turns out there are two key areas driving towards virtual reality: games and porn. Which is pretty obvious when you think about it. Games companies are the biggest proponents of VR, and porn is, well, porn. Read More >>

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Internet Filters Rarely Keep Under-18s Away From Porn, Claims Study

In some news that is, frankly, about as surprising to wake up and wind the sun has risen from the east, researchers from Oxford Internet Institute have that adding filters to the internet isn't a very good way of keeping porn out of the hands of under-18s. And to that I say: Read More >>