Sex Tech: Faceporn win, Parental revenge porn, Google: No Porn Filter

Summary:Google opposes UK porn filters, a fake porn profile nets felony charges, Faceporn trumps Facebook and iPads are for porn.

Facebook gets another unpleasant surprise, Google opposes the UK's filtering plan, Kindles are great for ladysmut and much more...

Facebook 0; Faceporn 1

Facebook's bad streak continues as the social network giant takes a hit in court against a Norwegian porn site.

A federal judge has refused to order the website Faceporn that describes itself as “the number one socializing porn and sex network” to turn over its name to Facebook.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White last week ruled that the court had no jurisdiction. Facebook had demanded the owner turn over the name ‘faceporn.com’ and pay its attorney fees.

Google opposes proposed UK porn filter

This week Google took a stand against the proposed plan in the United Kingdom to begin a mandatory ban against online porn at the ISP level.

Prime Minister David Cameron is currently consulting with ISPs to see if its possible to place automatic porn filters on all content by default.

Under the proposed plan, users who want to use blocked content would have to opt-in, meaning they'd have to voluntarily tell their internet service provider that they wanted to have access to porn.

"We believe that children shouldn't be seeing pornography online. We disagree on the mechanisms. It's not that easy," said Sarah Hunter, Google's head of public policy.

Google representatives said that this proposal was a "mistake" and the government and private companies should not be the ones that get to decide which websites are appropriate.

(Not) Breaking news: Kindles are great for porn

The Wall Street Journal just discovered that Kindles are perfect for porn.

What's more, they found out that and that women read porn books too: “Electronic readers, and the reading privacy they provide, are fueling a boom in sales of sexy romance novels.”

Parents behaving badly with "revenge porn"

An angry, likely unstable dad wanted to get back at his son's elementary school assistant principal for taking his son's iPod.

Let's just hope his son doesn't follow dad's examples for mature conduct: the dad created a porn profile and persona for the official in order to ruin the assistant principal's reputation - and it almost worked.

Dad made a fake profile on a porn website under the assistant principal's name and used photos from the school website, including pictures of Hendricsen's wife.

Robert Dale Esparza Jr., 34 has been convicted of two felonies after starting a fake profile on a pornographic website under the assistant principal's name.

Former litigant: no shame in paying for porn

This week on ZDNet former litigant Steven Shaw wants you to know that some judges think you give up your right to privacy when you get accused of downloading porn.

In one case he cites a judge that said,

“A Doe defendant who has allegedly used the Internet to unlawfully download and disseminate copyrighted material does not have a significant expectation of privacy.”

Shaw thinks the best defense is to just buy your porn - and gives five reasons why there's no shame in paying for porn.

Topics: Social Enterprise

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Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that inclu... Full Bio

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