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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 includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.
From Defcon 2012, probably the biggest hacker conferences of the year, we'll take you on a tour of some of the more interesting sights at this year's show. You'll see hacker ware, fake iPads, mysterious machines, schwag and much more.
Porn's mass-lawsuit lawyer slapped with sanctions, mass-suit victim: enough is enough, Facebook snoops your chats and Anonymous relaunches anti-pedo campaign.
Cisco backs down from porn filter, porn's anti-filesharing lawyers think no one is innocent, Boobstagram exists, teen sexting now commonplace and more.
Google Glass porn plans, Facebook and Femfresh face off, OkCupid privacy report, reactions to Lara Croft's rape-tinged reboot, Zynga's new game might have sex in it, and more.
Just after Apple announced iOS 6 Facebook integration and contact sync Facebook forced new email addresses on its users. Is this a lock-in?
Ten fake OkCupid profiles show that men face extreme competition on digital dating websites.
A meeting on mobile applications and data privacy will be held on July 12 to start enforcement of Obama's digital Privacy Bill of Rights.
San Francisco startup Skout rape charge nightmare, social network pedo scandal loses investors, Tomb Raider fans hate new sexual victim Lara Croft, Apple adds same-sex emoticons.
Louis Theroux goes anti-porn for ISP filters, Groupon self-censors over adult, eHarmony's LinkedIn password breach, Girls Gone Wild go for Bitcoin and PETA.xxx.
Voting on unprecedented snooping "cybersecurity" bill CISPA, widely opposed by organizations and individuals alike, has been delayed again.
The viral Facebook Privacy Notice is a fraud and shows that user trust is at an all time low.
The EFF's new privacy and protection report card shows Twitter, Sonic and Google as today’s top trustworthy tech companies.
Internet outcry rises after Jay Leno uses a YouTube video without permission and NBC removes it with a copyright claim takedown.
Google opposes UK porn filters, a fake porn profile nets felony charges, Faceporn trumps Facebook and iPads are for porn.