Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits

A team of researchers from Microsoft, the University of Pennsylvania, and Carnegie Mellon have revealed a study showing that Google and Facebook are keeping tabs on your porn viewing habits with trackers and using incognito mode or private browsing does not stop it. The researchers analyzed 22,484 porn websites and noted a whopping 93% of … Continue reading “Why you need to use a VPN to stop Google and Facebook from tracking your porn habits”

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  • Jan 19, 2019
  • Glyn Moody
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Deep fakes: how immutable blockchain-based life logs could combat them, and the implications for privacy

The idea of deep fakes – AI-assisted fake videos – first entered the mainstream around a year ago. After an initial burst of interest, people stopped searching for the term, although the technology behind the idea certainly hasn’t gone away. A couple of weeks ago, a video was circulating that appeared to show President Trump … Continue reading “Deep fakes: how immutable blockchain-based life logs could combat them, and the implications for privacy”

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Rhode Island Lawmaker Pulls Porn Censorship Bill, Citing Its ‘Dubious Origins’

A Rhode Island lawmaker has a yanked a controversial porn censorship bill, citing its “dubious origins.” The “Human Trafficking and Prevention Act” (HTPA), versions of which are circulating in more than a dozen statehouses across the US, would require device manufacturers to install permanent internet filters that block pornographic content by default. To remove the … Continue reading “Rhode Island Lawmaker Pulls Porn Censorship Bill, Citing Its ‘Dubious Origins’”

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  • Jan 16, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

President Duterte has banned porn in the Philippines; Filipinos now need to unblock porn websites

Internet users in the Philippines are now being forced by their government to use technological means to unblock porn. The South East Asian country is the latest to ban the world’s biggest legal porn websites, following in the steps of the UAE and Russia. Major porn sites such as Pornhub and Xvideos have been blocked by the government as … Continue reading “President Duterte has banned porn in the Philippines; Filipinos now need to unblock porn websites”

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  • Oct 31, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Israel’s Ministry of Communications: “no content on the internet should be pre-filtered”

Israel’s internet users are celebrating the defeat of a bill submitted by MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, from the Orthodox-nationalist Jewish Home party, that would have forced all of Israel’s ISPs (Internet service providers) to block pornographic content by default. Anyone wishing to view pornographic content would then have to notify their ISP, through phone or a … Continue reading “Israel’s Ministry of Communications: “no content on the internet should be pre-filtered””

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