Sex Tech: Facebook Guidelines Leaked, YouPorn Redis, Sears, Reddit, Pinterest Porn

Sex Tech: Facebook Guidelines Leaked, YouPorn Redis, Sears, Reddit, Pinterest Porn

Summary: Reddit bans child porn, Pinterest gets porn clones, Sears goes NSFW, YouPorn goes Redis, a year in adult apps and more.

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This week in Sex Tech reveals Facebook content violation policies, while Reddit is backed into a corner over sexualized images of children.

Also, an Iranian developer is about to be executed over suspected porn website work, Pinterest gets porn clones, Sears goes NSFW, YouPorn goes Redis, we see data from a year in adult apps and more.

Facebook's sex and violence guidelines leaked

Like other social media giants, Facebook outsources its content guideline enforcement to low-paid workers in other countries.

Turns out, the news that Facebook is worth piles of money didn't sit well with one of the men that makes $1 an hour to delete Facebook users' breastfeeding photos.

Angrily, he has leaked Facebook's guidelines to Gawker, who has followed up with more investigation into the company that polices content for both Facebook and Google.

The sex and violence guidelines are hypocritical (as expected), much more specific than Facebook has been willing to admit previously, and I think you'll agree that the $4-a-day these workers make is appalling.

Iranian developer set for execution over internet porn

Last night came news that web developer Saeed Malekpour (sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly building and maintaining porn websites) has been fast-tracked for execution.

Despite opposition, Iran has set to schedule Malekpour’s execution and it is in the final stage within the Iranian court system.

This is despite the fact he did not work on a porn website (as per his accusation and charges).

His case has just been transferred to Iranian’s judicial arena that is responsible for following through with death sentences (The Circuit Court for Execution of sentences).

This news is being called “a lethal abuse of the law.” According to his attorneys Malekpour’s death may happen “at any moment.”

YouPorn now all-Redis

The online porn business, when successful, knows a thing or two about scaling.

Yesterday on the Google Groups Redis DB forum, Eric Pickup announced,

Youporn.com relaunched two weeks ago with Redis as our primary database. With @100 million page views per day, our cluster of Redis slaves are handling over 300k queries per second.

As one commenter put it, "That's porn for database geeks."

Are Twitter users sexier than Facebook's?

The relative sexiness of Facebook users versus Twitter users is the stuff that cheap pageviews are made of.

Nonetheless, it's the kind of junk food that some of us like to consume now and again, even though we know it'll make us feel icky afterward.

The results of a marketing survey with 1,000 users doesn't mean a lot - but at the very least, it indicates that Twitter users definitely think they're freakier than Facebook's.

Sears hotlinks porn images for its online catalog

A very NSFW Reddit thread pointed out that Sears, a notoriously wholesome American catalog for department store goods, had very racy images for some surprisingly saucy lingerie items.

But the images were not just racy; some were porn images.

What's more, it appeared that whoever was in charge of getting images for the Sears items had hotlinked the images - meaning the images were being pulled from other websites.

Not surprisingly, some of the original sources had found out and swapped prank images for the lurid bikini and lingerie shots. Hilarity ensued.

Adult app data by state and country

When Apple shut out several thousands of app developers from the IOS market in 2010, then-fledgling adult app company MiKandi went to work and became the leading adult app maker - with its own third-party app market.

This week they posted a fun infographic comprised of app data from 2011.

The accompanying post talks a bit about being an indie app market. It includes tidbits such as,

DC ranked highest in the entire year for greatest number of searches and requests for “deep throat” related apps.

Perhaps they are still looking for the true secret informant in the watergate scandal?

Pinterest porn clones

Pinterest gets popular, Pinterest goes way mainstream... and Pinterest gets porn clones. I'm sure no one saw this coming...

Two new porn sites have copied the Pinterest model, with mixed results. The cluttered looking Snatchly calls itself a "pornboard" while Pornterest is a no-frills experience.

Reddit policy gets serious about pedophilia

This week Reddit cracked down on images that sexualize underage people, engaging in an active campaign to remove subreddits such as r/jailbait.

The move came in reaction to a thread published to SomethingAwful.com, where a member of that community started what became a huge outcry against spaces on Reddit that sexualized images of kids.

The thread appeared three months after SomethingAwful's first campaign against the material that was followed by coverage by Anderson Cooper.

Reddit's statement expressed a clear ban on the offensive (and illegal) content, appealed to users to help admins find content to be removed, and acknowledged that some Redditors might see the new policy as a “slippery slope” which might lead to “banning other types of content.”

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