GOP chair says Google helped with unprecedented snooping bill CISPA, widely opposed by organizations and individuals alike.
Violet Blue unapologetically covers the intersection of tech trends and media stories about corruption, hypocrisy and redemption from tech's fault line, San Francisco.
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.
EA is under fire for same-sex content in it games, ICANN is set to make more adult TLDs and a scary sextortion crime.
Commodore founder Jack Tramiel died this week. His legacy of computers for the people and dreams for a better future live on.
Instagram was acquired by Facebook. Save your photos and delete your account, then try Instagram alternatives for Apple and Android. [UPDATED: new photo export tools.]
Brazzers bids for online game sponsorship, the internet is full of porn, Adult Friend Finder sued for image misuse, erotic hypnosis.
Online outrage increases over sexualized, so-called stalking app Girls Around Me - though it is not the first of its kind.
Under the banner of anti-porn: Egypt's boldest move to filter the internet, UK violates broadband user privacy, Wikipedia's rules are bent.
As SOPA fades Google and Facebook pick Republican veteran DC insiders and lobbyists for key positions in tech's new political era.
Pakistan blocks American sex ed site, dating sites screen for sex offenders, health officials want to use social networks to track STDs, and more.
Google's Android Market becomes Google Play with renewed enforcement of their content policies.
Google Play Market bans popular Reddit Android app over spurious adult content violations.
Facebook rape ads, Digital Playground taken out by hackers, PayPal withdraws censorship, digital dating privacy examined at SXSW.
A surprise Angry Birds flashmob at SXSW celebrated the Angry Birds In Space announcement.
Significant panels and sessions at SXSW 2012 explore hot-button issues of privacy and sexuality.
Travel to SXSW requires packing a light digital footprint and being ready for downtime.