Tag Archive 'porn'

Google knows where you surfed last summer

Are those search ads starting to look a little too personal? Welcome to Google’s new behavioral ad strategy. Better keep your nose clean.

12 Ways Porn Has Changed the Web (for Good and Evil)

The sex industry is behind many innovations that today’s Netizens cannot live without, as well as some nasty bits we wish never existed. For an industry that many won’t admit they’ve ever patronized, pornography has had an amazing impact on virtually every new medium, from cave painting to photography. Dirty pictures have been credited with […]

Sex, censorship, and the Net

There’s a war going on between wanna-be Web cops and those who like their Net unregulated. Is Internet censorship inevitable?

Tis the season to be prudish

Social networks are starting to censor their edgier content — and some folks want to apply the same rules to video games.

Today’s Internet has been brought to you by porn

YouTube and Ning are trying to shed adult-oriented content to appeal to mainstream advertisers. Will it work, or will people just go elsewhere to satisfy their prurient desires? After a wild and passionate youth, YouTube and Ning have both announced they’re adopting a policy of abstinence. Heck, they might even join a convent. Why? Money, […]

The Julie Amero case: A dangerous farce

The Julie Amero case may be over, but revelations about how it all happened have only just begun. And the truth is both stranger and uglier than you can imagine. Cringely has the 411.

Schools, fools, and the tools of ignorance

If not for help from a handful of geeks, Connecticut school teacher Julie Amero would be in prison right now for crimes she didn’t commit. What’s wrong with this picture?

Is Sarah Palin more popular than porn? Search me

Do search terms really indicate what Americans are thinking? It all depends if you believe Americans are actually thinking. Cringely has more.

Major comment spam attack

Over the last 24 hours this blog has been hit with hundreds of comment spams, all trying to drive people to the same site. (Thank god for Akismet, which trapped all but one of them.) I had over 100 in less than a day. The spam tries to drive you to a porn version of […]