Porn Surfing Corporate Execs Wreak Havoc on Security Geeks
November 8, 2013 Porn-surfing executives are a pretty big problem for corporate IT types. That’s what a major security company discovered when it commissioned a survey of 200 security professionals, asking them what kind of problems they’ve had to deal with.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Porn Flick Is the Perfect Date Movie
October 2, 2013 On the surface, the movie may appear to be about one young Lothario’s love affair with pornography, but it’s really about how media shapes the way we think about both sex and love.
Inside a Prague Brothel, Where Sex Is Free If You Perform for the Web
June 14, 2012 An internet sex club in Prague where the clients get to have sex for free as long as they agree to let their exploits be filmed and broadcast live across the web.
The .XXX Domain Arrives, to a World That Has Moved On
December 16, 2011 After 11 years of controversy, the .XXX domain name went on general sale last week. Meant to give pornographic sites a specific home on the internet, it was finally approved earlier this year.
Sex Doll or Porn Star? Try to Tell the Difference
November 29, 2011 Talk about a race to the bottom. Advances in materials science are giving us lifelike sex dolls, while advances in plastic surgery are giving us doll-like porn stars. At this point, they’re both so far down in the uncanny valley that it can be hard to tell them apart. Can you spot which of these is a human being and which a pleasure mannequin?
Google TV Goes Full-On ‘Boob Tube’ With Porn App Debut
November 7, 2011 Sex sells, and Google is adding more of it to its product lineup. No, no — not on Google image search. This porn appears directly on Google TV. Seasoned smut peddlers Vivid Entertainment launched its Vivid for Google TV app on Monday, the first TV application to bring X-rated flicks to Google’s set-top box.
ICANN Approves .XXX Red-Light District For The Internet
March 19, 2011 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) its final seal of approval. The TLD is meant to give pornographic websites a clearly marked home on the Internet, but it has gone through so many ups and downs over the last 11 years that it’s almost a shock that it has finally gone through.
Free Internet Porn Isn’t Unfair Competition To Pay Sites: Appeals Court
February 2, 2011 “The ubiquitous distribution of free adult videos through redtube.com has had a massive negative impact on the business model of adult website proprietors,” charged the complaint against Redtube owner Bright Imperial Limited of Hong Kong.
Porn Industry Aroused by iPhone FaceTime
July 30, 2010 You will not be surprised that the porn industry is all over the iPhone 4 like a bad case of the clap. The latest business opportunity is, almost inevitably, FaceTime, although it probably won’t actually be called Face Time.
Want Porn? Buy an Android Phone, Apple Says
April 20, 2010 The rules about what types of content can and can’t be in Apple’s App Store are still fuzzy, but one thing’s certain: Apple doesn’t want to sell porn.
Hot Property Sex.com on Auction Block
March 9, 2010 It’s a sadly familiar story from the high-flying market of the past few years: Speculator thinks values will continue to go up, up, up. Overbids for a hot property. Can’t keep up with the payments. Lender is forced to foreclose. Only this isn’t about real estate — it’s about the most expensive domain name in the history of the internet: Sex.com.
3D Sex and Zen Brings 3-D to Porn Flicks
January 26, 2009 Shooting will begin in April on what’s being billed as the world’s first 3-D erotic film, according to its producer.
Coming Soon: Your Own Personal Sex Machines
July 18, 2008 It's the ultimate revenge of the nerds as product developers use their big brains to create sex machines that kick pleasure into overdrive. In fact, the very nature of the sex "toy" is changing as a new generation of sex-positive engineers infiltrates the industry.
Dating 2.0 Picks Up Speed
December 12, 2007 It's Friday night, and your date for the evening just appeared on your computer screen...
Gear and Lusting in Las Vegas
January 11, 2007 There was more new sex-tech to be found in the first four hours of Adult Entertainment Expo 2007 than in all of last year's show.
Second Life Gets Sexier
August 25, 2006 If the Second Life Community Convention held last weekend in San Francisco is any sort of barometer, the people who get involved in online worlds are as socially adept and gregarious as anyone else.
Sex in Games: It's a Turn-On
June 12, 2006 At the first annual Sex in Video Games Conference this weekend, developers, distributors and players converged to answer the question: What really turns people on?
The Sex Machines Next Door
November 16, 2005 Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews, a book that documents the secretive subculture of hobbyists whose creations bear names like The Thumpstir and The Gangbang.
Porn Peddlers Won't Bare It All
June 15, 2005 Aly Drummond remembers the early days of online porn, when webmasters spent their time partying and watching the money roll in. Everyone seemed to be in their early 20s, with energy and libido to burn.
Porn Star Hits It Big as Bestselling Writer
October 5, 2004 Jenna Jameson's got two bodyguards, four dogs, a surgically enhanced double D-cup bust and an almost 600-page book on the best-seller list.
Virtual City of Smut Now Online
June 14, 2004 Virtual City of Smut Now Online Taking a page from multiplayer gaming, a porn site has created an interactive virtual world based on Amsterdam's famed red light district. Subscribers can check out local clubs or trade pick-up lines with fellow members
Sex and Tech in the Fleshbot
November 14, 2003 Sex and Tech in the Fleshbot A new sex site launches to attract technophiles, hipsters and pop-culture buffs. There's still plenty of porn but this new, for-profit blogging venture may break through the T&A clutter.
Who Wants to Be Hugh Hefner?
December 16, 2002 Ask any American male whom he most wants to trade places with and Hugh Hefner is likely to be on the short list. That dream can virtually come true in Playboy Enterprises' forthcoming simulation game in which Joe Gamer gets to don Hef's silk pajamas and rule his Playboy media empire. As a result of a deal between Playboy, Arush Entertainment (maker of the popular Duke Nukem shooter games) and Groove Games, average Americans -- most of whom will probably be male -- can pretend for a few hours that they, too, live surrounded by a bevy of buxom, barely clothed women.
What's New in Sex Games? Foreplay
May 8, 2002 Games involving sex have been around as long as there have been games, but Playskins, the new online role-playing game, demands players engage in foreplay and flirting in order to get the cybersex.
Big Bunny Still Hopping Mad
January 15, 2004 In a decision that could cast scrutiny over Internet search engines and online advertisers, a federal appeals court Wednesday reinstated a trademark infringement lawsuit by Playboy Enterprises against Netscape Communications.
Porn Mag Sales Going Limp
November 10, 2003 Hundreds of new adult websites launch every month, he said, compared to 30 new sex magazines all of last year.
Porn Purveyors Getting Squeezed
July 10, 2003 Porn Purveyors Getting Squeezed Operators of adult entertainment sites are fuming over threats from a hacker who says he'll bombard them with denial-of-service attacks if they don't pay a ransom.
Playboy Goodies Go Big
June 5, 2002 NEW YORK -- Playboy, one year shy of its 50th birthday, is baring its treasure chest for the first time and selling artwork from the provocative men's magazine in a major...
Porn Blogs Manipulate Google
August 3, 2004 Create a free service on the Internet, and you can be sure someone will find a way to exploit it financially. Porn peddlers are using Blogspot to increase page ranks on Google.
Nasty Malware Fouls PCs With Porn
April 30, 2004 An especially evil new browser hijacker program called CoolWebSearch, also known as CWS, is sweeping the Net, spying on users of infected machines and pummeling them with truly vile pornography. Some folks are screaming for vengeance, but the problem is finding out who unleashed the vicious code.
Sex.com Settles With VeriSign
April 20, 2004 The owner of the website Sex.com and VeriSign said Tuesday they settled a long-standing legal dispute over the wrongful transfer of the valuable porn domain eight years ago. Terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.
Sites Reconsider X-Rated Domain
August 25, 2003 Sites Reconsider X-Rated Domain Porn site operators have mixed feelings about a long-standing proposal to create a dot-xxx domain exclusively for adult content. But legal pressures may push more publishers to back the idea.
Porn Strategy: Share and Snare
January 23, 2003 Porn Strategy: Share and Snare The online pornography industry is the antithesis of how the entertainment business is operating these days: It likes the idea of sharing files.
The New Frontier of Mobilespam
August 5, 2002 Tired of all that spam littering up your inbox? Now you can look forward to text-message spam on your cell phone. Only this time, you pay for it.
Dot-Com Still the Main Domain
May 6, 2002 New domains like dot-biz and dot-info have proven popular with speculators and protective corporations. But original content is taking longer to evolve.
Ins and Outs of Teledildonics
September 24, 2004 The Sinulator is a device that lets you connect a sex toy to your computer so that other people can control it for you over the internet.
High-Speed Love Connection
June 24, 2004 If the excitement over Internet-enabled adult gadgets at the recent Erotica Los Angeles trade show is any indication of what's to come, virtual sex may have at last become reality.
Orgasmatron Puts Tech in Sex
October 24, 2003 A new device purportedly stimulates a woman to a pre-orgasmic state with a pulsating current. Critics are scoffing, but a few happy customers swear it gets the job done.
Microsoft to Shut Down Chat Rooms
September 23, 2003 Microsoft said Wednesday it would shut down its Internet chat rooms in 28 countries, saying the forums had become a haven for peddlers of junk e-mail and sex predators.
Hold the Phone, It's a Sex Toy
April 12, 2003 Hold the Phone, It's a Sex Toy New software from a British company will turn several varieties of Nokia cell phones into a device that does much more than talk. Now where do they get off?
You Gotta Hand It to Porn Coders
June 25, 2002 In the latest, can't-live-without-it development from the porn DVD industry, voice-activated scenes are now being produced for those aficionados who would rather not use a mouse.
Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Porn
February 19, 2004 As Hustler magazine nears its 30-year anniversary, Larry Flint reflects on how technology has changed the adult entertainment business -- and how the Patriot Act relates to porn.
Porn Sites May Stream No More
July 18, 2003 Porn Sites May Stream No More A judge ordered five porn sites to stop streaming smut videos. A company that claims to have a patent on the technology says the order is a major legal victory. But some say the ruling isn't all that definitive.
Web Porn Pushers in Patent Fight
July 11, 2003 Web Porn Pushers in Patent Fight A company that says it owns the patent to a wide range of technologies for distributing video and sound both online and off is suing Net porn providers to enforce its claims. Several sites have already settled out of court rather than risk legal action.
Sex.com Domain Thief Struck Again
September 5, 2002 A federal appeals court denies an appeal to toss out a $65 million judgment against Stephen Michael Cohen, the man charged with stealing the valuable domain name.
Sex.com Takes Aim at Registrar
August 14, 2002 Lawyers for the website Sex.com argue that Network Solutions, now part of VeriSign, should be held liable for a snafu that put the site in the hands of a scam artist.
Dear Member: You've Been Deleted
July 11, 2002 A man wakes up to find his website no longer exists, and all that's left is an e-mail from a Web hosting company telling him his site is too offensive for the mainstream. It could happen to you.
Court Sees Appeal in Sex.com Case
July 2, 2002 The case of sex.com is slated to go before a federal appeals court, which will hear arguments from an accused con man, a porn-site operator and the largest domain-name registry.
New Foreskin Is Really a Stretch
July 19, 2004 New Foreskin Is Really a Stretch Some guys say having a foreskin leads to better sex for both partners. And don't worry if yours was removed at birth, they'll show you how to build a new one.
Sim Sex Not So Scintillating
June 7, 2004 Sim Sex Not So Scintillating Imported Japanese dating-sim games offer graphic cartoon sex with hot manga girls. Think that sounds exciting? Not so fast, lover. Boring graphics and hours of simple-minded mouse-clicking will kill even the most randy libido.
Dogging Craze Has Brits in Heat
March 19, 2004 Giving new meaning to the term "flash mob," the British have invented a new sex craze called "dogging" that mixes sex, exhibitionism, mobs and the Internet. Dogging combines technology with swinging, cruising and voyeurism. Crowds big and small watch exhibitionist couples who've met on the Net have sex in cars, and sometimes join in.
Seeking Sperm, Not Sex, Online
January 2, 2003 Seeking Sperm, Not Sex, Online Getting pregnant used to be a pretty basic affair. But with the proliferation of online sperm banks, reproduction has gone virtual (sort of). It begs the question: What comes first, biology or technology?
Anti-Porn E-Mailer 'Fesses Up'
October 9, 2002 Anti-Porn E-Mailer 'Fesses Up' A Kansas City man who barraged porn site operators with threatening e-mails admits his deeds to the FBI -- which promptly does nothing.
Porn Biz Has a Net Stalker
August 22, 2002 You'd think those in the porn industry would get used to nasty e-mails, but threats are a different matter. The FBI is investigating.
When Sub-Pop Meets Porn
June 26, 2002 Not so now. Four stylish subculture sites are putting a new face on porn. Raveporn, Supercult, Suicide Girls and FrictionUSA feature artful nude photos of women who are more likely to be purple-haired, pale and pierced. And there isn't a pop-up ad in...