It has long since been argued that continued exposure to something over a length of time will reduce the shock value of whatever it happens to be, from violence in movies to swearing in public. Now according to a [URL="http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-12-12-porn-study_N.htm"]report[/URL] researchers at the Brigham Young University have suggested that the availability of 'pocket porn' via the Internet and mobile phones has led to a sea change in how women react to pornography. The full study is to be published in the Journal of Adolescent Research in January, but enough detail has been leaked ahead of publication for us to know …

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If the schools that my kids attend are anything to go by, it seems that high on Santa's list this Xmas just gone was an iTouch, iPhone or iPad depending how well off the parents were. That's understandable, they are just as attractive as gadgets for kids as they are to adults. But along with the never ending supply of free games, educational apps and the like comes the small problem of unfettered access to the Internet and all that brings with it. While adults may well have the family PC protected by parental control software to filter unsuitable content …

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At the start of the year, [DaniWeb reported](https://www.daniweb.com/internet-marketing/social-media-and-communities/news/470719/snapchat-plays-blame-game-after-hack) how Snapchat, the self-destruct photo messaging service, had been hacked and information regarding 4.5 million users had been stolen. Fast forward to now, and Snapchat is again in the mire: nude images have started to appear on 4chan which have been stolen from Snapchat accounts. According to new [reports](http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/10/snapchat-responds-to-nude-photo-hack-passes-blame-to-users/) images from 200,000 Snapchat accounts have been stolen and are now starting to appear online. Snapchat itself denies that its own servers have been breached, however it does confirm that accounts have been hacked. This rather confusing admission would appear to be due …

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According to newly published research from cloud-based social Wi-Fi software outfit [Purple WiFi](http://www.purplewifi.net/), of 2,540 consumer questioned vastly more were concerned about getting access to pornography than were worried about matters of data security. The 'Using Wi-Fi in Public Places’ study revealed that 28 percent of those asked (711 people) don't use public Wi-Fi, and of that number 27 percent (192 people) didn't do so due to fears about security. Compare and contrast to the 56 percent (1422 people) who were so concerned about being able to access pornography via free Wi-Fi that they thought content filtering should be a …

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Hi I've tried html5 to access the laptop camera like demoed in this article http://davidwalsh.name/browser-camera The problem is, it asks everytime I visit a website which uses a camera to either approve or deny access to my camera. The app I'd like to develop would not work like this, and I'm looking for a way to override this prompt or have it once saying "Always allow access to my webcam". Also - I'm testing it in Google Chrome.

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A Freedom of Information request from staff at the UK offices of the Huffington Post has revealed, according to a BBC report on the story, that more than 300,000 attempts were made to access pornographic websites from the Houses of Parliament during the last 12 months. Of course, just looking at the headlines or even the figures quoted in the stories that follow them doesn't always reveal the bigger picture. Often, sadly, all you are left with is something of a blank canvas. The original Huffington Post [story](http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/03/parliament-porn-websites_n_3859837.html?utm_hp_ref=uk) reported how authorities had "acknowledged that users of the Parliamentary Network servers, …

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If you were asked to paint a verbal picture of the Internet in just five words, would they be porn, drugs, spam, Twitter and zombies? After analyzing an amazing two billion emails a day for three months, that's the image arrived at by one research outfit. [attach]15822[/attach]The latest [URL="http://www.commtouch.com/download/1753"]Internet Threat report from Commtouch[/URL], released today, contains little in the way of surprise: unless those five words have been off your security risk radar that is. Based upon the analysis of more than two billion email messages every day, and apparently that is the correct figure, as well as the GlobalView …

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If you use, or operate, a password-free wireless network then legal action being taken in the US by the adult movie industry might just be about to rain on your parade warns one European IT threat mitigation expert. [ATTACH=RIGHT]23826[/ATTACH]The lawsuit was filed by Liberty Media Holdings, a producer of adult movie content based in San Diego, and accuses in excess of 50 people in Massachusetts (where the lawsuit has been filed) of downloading and consequently sharing a gay porn movie illegally via BitTorrent. The complaint itself makes a point of claiming that the defendants either have direct responsibility as they …

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The media seems to have been a-buzz this week following the release of the top search terms from 14.6 million searches picked up by parental control service OnlineFamily.Norton - mainly because it 'revealed' that kids are searching for sex online. I am a parent myself, of young kids, and while of course I was shocked to discover that 7 year olds were looking for porn (and that search term was in position number 4 in the 7 and under age group according to Symantec which operates the service) I certainly would not get my knickers in a twist over finding …

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Porn—it’s a multi-billion dollar industry fueled by mankind’s innate notions of lust and desire. iPhone 4—a smartphone device with millions of users worldwide connected through FaceTime videoconferencing. Porn+iPhone 4=iPorn, the shameless new venture of the adult-entertainment industry as it improves upon its limitless digital expanses. [ATTACH]16323[/ATTACH]In truth, it was only a matter of time before porn companies began utilizing FaceTime for the lucrative, virgin market behind this new wave technology, albeit for anything but showing the face. This will be the first time video sex chat services have allowed customers the opportunity to watch and be watched concurrently. "We've been …

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For the longest time there has been an implied, some might even say explicit, connection between computer infection and online pornography. According to one developer of AntiVirus software that connection has now been well and truly broken. Ondrej Vlcek, the CTO at [URL="http://www.avast.com"]AVAST Software[/URL], has announced the results of research which suggests that for every 'adult' site that is infected in some way there are 99 sites with non-sexual content that are also infected. That's worth running by you again, websites with non-adult content outscore porn sites when it comes to being infected by a ratio of 99:1 "We are …

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At first glance the news story headline from [URL="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7740500/Britons-spend-more-web-time-reading-news-than-looking-at-pornography.html"]The Telegraph[/URL] was rather comforting: Britons spend more web time reading news than looking at pornography. That's one big finger flipped up in the face of all those who decry the Internet as being a cesspool of depravity and the people who use it as bereft of a moral compass. However, when you read behind the headline things do not look quite so clear cut. The story came about as a result of [URL="http://www.ukom.uk.net/News/487947/ukom_reveals_the_changing_way_in_which_britons_spend_their_time_online.html"]research[/URL] published by the United Kingdom Online Measurement Company (UKOM) which suggested that the proportion of time that the …

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Legal firm [URL="http://www.tbilaw.co.uk/"]Tilly, Baker and Irvine (TBI)[/URL] has agreed to stop sending letters to Internet users when they believe they may be infringing copyright. The ironic thing is that this is the same week in which UK law changed to allow the Government to cut users off for precisely the same reason under the terms of the new Digital Economy Bill. Consumer association Which? has welcomed the news. It has been [URL="http://www.which.co.uk/about-which/press/press-releases/product-press-releases/which-computing-magazine/2010/04/which-response-to-the-digital-economy-bill.jsp"]broadly welcoming towards the Bill[/URL], which it believes will be proportionate in its handling of Internet transgressions, but had criticised the legal partnership for approaching people with insufficient evidence. …

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Those of us who can remember when Internet access meant slow dial-up modems connecting via pay per minute service providers will also be all too familiar with the concept of the porn dialler. For the youngsters out there, these took advantage of the fact that most punters had no idea what number the modem was actually calling. Indeed, as long as it made some screeching noises that resulted in an Internet connection they didn't really care much either, it was just assumed that the magic box was doing what it is was built for. But the bad guys exploited the …

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According to the latest State of Spam and Phishing [URL="http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/other_resources/b-state_of_spam_and_phishing_report_02-2010.en-us.pdf"]report[/URL] from Symantec, a truly astonishing 92% of all adult phishing scams are being conducted across social networking sites. This coincides with a newly identified trend of adult oriented phishing whereby users are being tempted to enter personal credentials in exchange for the promise of free porn. A new trend using a very old premise, it would seem, as I recall the same 'free porn' promise being made over the years with scams ranging from [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story256128.html"]Trojan Porn Diallers[/URL] to drive by malware delivery. Indeed, the new trend is very similar to …

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Yes there are 100,000 or so apps for the iPhone, but thanks to Apple policy if it's porn you are after there's not an app for that. The construction of an Adult App Store for Android devices, however, could soon swing this particular market segment towards the iPhone competitor. The MiKandi App Store is strictly an adults only affair, and claims to be the world's first fully mobile adult app store. Although currently only available for Android users, the developers are already talking about supporting other platforms in the future. Given the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story242185.html"]tight control[/URL] that Apple has over the iPhone, …

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What might kill illegal downloading do you think? The long ([URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220692.html"]and mostly ineffective[/URL]) arm of the law perhaps, or maybe a sudden (and unlikely) [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story235178.html"]feeling of overwhelming love[/URL] for the poor music and movie industry? According to the [URL="http://www.globalwebindex.net"]Global Web Index[/URL] the answer could be simple and obvious: why bother downloading something illegally when you can watch it or listen to it perfectly legally using streaming media services? YouTube has certainly showed a thirst for streaming videos, free of charge to the end user. The Global Web Index research reveals that 64% of Internet users watch video clips this way. …

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If it wasn't bad enough that someone is filing for a trademark to cover an adult-oriented games console called a SexBox, the world's largest adult entertainment company is seeking approval from Sony to turn its entertainment console into a PornStation 3. Silican Xtal Corp, a San Jose based integrated circuit manufacturing company, has filed a trademark claim with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a SexBox. The filing refers to a "Video Gaming System Console comprised of computer hardware with unique user controls which plays interactive Adult Only rated video game software titles." I cannot imagine that the Microsoft …

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Just how sick do you have to be to upload hundreds of porn videos, disguised as videos suitable for kids, to the most popular of video sharing sites? And how sick do you have to be to do so under the impression it is either funny or somehow exposing a YouTube shortcoming? I would suggest, in the light of the 'Porn Day' attack which hit YouTube yesterday, very sick indeed. If this stunt was, indeed, intended to highlight a failing in the YouTube adult content filtering system then the people behind it could have done that without resorting to the …

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Do cats have a taste for porn? Somehow I doubt it, and I doubt that a jury will fall for it either no matter how much one alleged downloader of the most disgusting of pornographic images tries to insist that's what actually happened in his case. When found in possession of a computer full of pornographic images, it is human nature to deny all knowledge of how it got there. Someone could have disguised it as something else, such as when YouTube got hit by the porno pranksters on [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4365.html"]Porn Day[/URL]. Some have blamed Wikipedia for linking to explicit images …

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It has not been the best of days for Google. First there were the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4339.html"]reports about Gumblar[/URL], a Google SERPs manipulation that is growing at an unprecedented rate. And now it seems that porn has been thrown into the Google mix, or at least into the Google Gadgets mix. I was first alerted to the problem by [URL="http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/AdSense/thread?tid=1f2a75fa61bc721e&hl=en"]a thread[/URL] which appeared the official Google AdSense support forums which revealed that the main [URL="http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open"]Google Gadget Directory page[/URL] included not one, but two, explicit sex related Gadgets. One is called Akrosex Sex Videos and the other Beautiful Naked Women Pics. You could …

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It might seem like something of an odd question, unless your idea of a good night in is a box of popcorn and a copy of some dodgy DVD featuring a Captain Jack lookalike doing unmentionable things to his crew. Yet the answer is that these two things, the illegal file-sharing we commonly refer to as piracy and the porn business, have loads more in common than you might imagine. For starters, both are hugely popular online. Pornography has traditionally been something of a driver of e-commerce innovation. After all, most pornographers are in the business for profit rather than …

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Sexting is one of those words you might not have heard of if you are over a certain age. That age being 18 I would imagine. Sexting can best be defined as sending naked photos of yourself using your mobile phone to another phone or a social networking site. As I have reported before, the plain fact of the matter is that [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3651.html"]teens just love posting naked pictures of themselves online[/URL]. Indeed, surveys suggest that 36 percent of teen girls have posted online, or electronically sent, nude or semi-nude images of themselves as have 31 percent of teenage boys. The …

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The Chinese Government obsession with eradicating all 'lewd' and pornographic content from the Internet marches on. It all started back in 2007 when the authorities [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1407.html"]declared war on porn[/URL] and setting a seemingly impossible target of purging the web of sexually-explicit images, stories and AV clips within a six month time scale. Of course, it proved to be exactly that, impossible. But that has not stopped the Chinese Porn Takeaway, indeed we reported recently how the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3853.html"]latest purge[/URL] has seen 41 people arrested in January, along with 1250 pornographic websites closed down. Some 3.2 million pieces of 'porn' have also …

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Remember when China officially declared war on Internet pornography and set a target of just six months to purge the Web of sexually explicit images, stories and AV clips? No, well [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1407.html"]read this[/URL] to refresh your memory. While you are at it, make a note of the date: that story was posted back in April 2007. A little more than six months ago, and yet porn is as much of a reality in China today as it was back then. In 2007 the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Public Security, Zhang Xinfeng, was quoted as stating that the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20625/53/"]boom …

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It had to happen, and it has. Ever since the Internet Watch Foundation, a British charitable organisation that acts as the official watchdog to track and report illegal content online, in particular child pornography, introduced a blacklist we all knew it would get controversial one day. That day has come. That blacklist is used by a number of leading Internet Service Providers in the UK, companies such as Virgin Media, Demon, O2, EasyNet and PlusNet to name but a few. So when someone reported that Wikipedia was displaying a 'potentially illegal' image of young naked girl with only a crack …

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A Firefox developer has [URL="http://ehsanakhgari.org/blog/2008-11-04/dont-leave-trace-private-browsing-firefox"]revealed[/URL] that pre-release versions of Firefox 3.1 have been updated with a new feature. Officially called 'Private Browsing' it will be more familiar to many as the much talked about Porn Mode that [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20303/53/"]caused such controversy[/URL] when Microsoft announced it was being included within the forthcoming IE8 browser. I am not at all surprised to discover that Firefox 3.1, AKA [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20480/53/"]Firefox Shiretoko[/URL], is adding this functionality as one of the things that I have always liked about the Mozilla browsing experience is the control over user privacy that it provides. Indeed, you might ask in the …

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This is a strange one. Forgive me for bringing the subject up but airline staff are [URL="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10040910-1.html?tag=mncol"]asking that their providers restrict the sites people can look at when they're flying[/URL]. Essentially they're asking that people shouldn't look at porn while they're serving coffee, and funnily enough some of the passengers feel the same. The objection is that there's no restriction on DVDs or magazines so why should the Internet be fettered in this way? I have another question. I'm not prudish, people can look at what they want if it's legal and in their own time and place. But why …

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Paris Hilton is 27 years old and pretty much made her name for two things: being the heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune, and starring in a home made porno flick that ended up on the Internet. OK, make that famous for one thing, being the heiress to the Hilton Hotel fortune who starred in a porn film. Of course, she has since gone on to make a name for herself as being the world's biggest celebrity with no real reason to be famous other than being rich and that porno flick. Google searches for such things as Paris Hilton …

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Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General, has been fighting one of those fights that you sadly cannot win: to rid the Internet of child pornography. Believe me, as a father of four I would love to say that it was possible but as a technology journalist with some 20 years experience of writing about the online world and the people who inhabit it I know that it isn't. It would take a sea change in terms of international cooperation, both legal and political, for starters and that's without even thinking about the technological hurdles that would need to be jumped. …

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The End.