The porn industry's drive for technology innovation may have seen it cut off its own foot.
The Full Tilt
Stilgherrian delivers an undiluted dose of criticism and analysis of the ways digital technology is changing our world and the spin that goes with it. Mostly in words -- sometimes in audio or video formats -- always cynical. Incorporating the Patch Monday podcast.
Stilgherrian is a freelance journalist, commentator and podcaster interested in big-picture internet issues, especially security, cybercrime and hoovering up bulldust. He studied computing science and linguistics before a wide-ranging media career and a stint at running an IT business. He can write iptables firewall rules, set a rabbit trap, clear a jam in an IBM model 026 card punch and mix a mean whiskey sour.
What should business look like in the hyperconnected future? Just like a children's toy, according to futurist Mark Pesce.
Why do governments keep wanting to make special new laws for the internet? Surely a crime is a crime, no matter where it's committed?
What are the implications of making ISPs store customer data for up to two years?
We take a look at some of the malware that's appeared this year. Are we seeing new attacks, or just evolutions of the old ones?
Commonwealth Bank of Australia explains why it's treading the Facebook banking path.
Has Twitter signed its own death warrant?
Was Telstra's decision to share the URLs its customers visited with an offshore organisation an illegal communications intercept?
Microsoft's new Surface tablet-cum-laptop is clearly intended to challenge Apple's market domination. But is it too little, too late?
The new version 6 of Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads features strong Facebook integration, local search and mapping. That could wipe out many internet start-ups, and even threaten major players.