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Russia Riles Up Internet by Blocking Porn Sites

Government says complainers can 'meet someone in real life' instead

(Newser) - Anyone upset about Russia's recent blocking of 11 internet pornography sites should try to "meet someone in real life," according to the agency behind the ban. Roskomnadzor has the power to block websites the Russian government doesn't want its people to see, and the agency used... More »

YouPorn Offers 'Open Check' for Kate-William Sex Pics

Palace says royals will file a criminal complaint

(Newser) - Just in case a weary world hasn't seen enough royal skin lately , the proprietors of are trying to get us even more: TMZ has gotten its paws on a letter from the porn site to Laurence Pieau, editrix at Closer, who defended publishing the topless photos of... More »

30% of All Online Traffic Is Porn

ExtremeTech calls the estimate 'conservative'

(Newser) - Think pornography is popular online? One tech site estimates that 30% of all Internet traffic involves porn, with the world's biggest porno site trumping traffic on CNN or ESPN three times over, the New York Daily News reports. That site, Xvideos, draws 4.4 billion page views monthly—which... More »

Users Sue YouPorn for Spying on Them

Site allegedly rummaged through browsing histories

(Newser) - It seems YouPorn’s been a very naughty website. Two California men have filed a class-action lawsuit, complaining that the homemade smut site has been spying on users’ surfing histories. When users surfed to YouPorn, a Javascript looked through their history to see which links have been marked as “... More »

'Tube' Sites a Nightmare for Porn Industry

YouTube knockoffs stream pirated content for free

(Newser) - The supposedly recession-proof porn industry is hemorrhaging money, as pay websites and DVD producers lose business to free "tube" sites. Porn knock-offs of YouTube, the tubes provide free snippets of adult videos—much of which is pirated from the major studios—and run ads to make money. The number... More »

Cops: Fatal-Crash Trucker Was Watching Porn

Mom of 2 killed when rig plows into her car

(Newser) - A trucker has been arrested after police determined he was leering at porn on his lap top computer when he plowed into a disabled car on a New York freeway, killing the female driver. Thomas Wallace, 45, of Ohio has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 33-year-old... More »

Porn Firm Sues YouTube Clone

Copyrighted raunch showing up on YouTube knockoff

(Newser) - Los Angeles porn producer Vivid Entertainment Group is suing one of the many pornographic knockoffs of YouTube, claiming copyright infringement, reports the Los Angeles Times. The action is similar to Viacom’s suit against YouTube last year, which claimed the video-sharing site isn’t doing enough to prevent users from... More »

YouPorn Is Killing the Porn Biz

(Newser) - As with so many other industries, porn is under assault from the changes wrought by the internet. Claire Hoffman chronicles the challenge a free file-sharing porn site, YouPorn, poses to adult industry goliath, Vivid Entertainment, in Portfolio magazine. The ready availability of pornography on the internet has sent DVD sales,... More »

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