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Porn Stars' Personal Info Leaked

Thousands of names posted on PornWikiLeaks site
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2011 2:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – The real and stage names of thousands of current and former porn film workers has been leaked online. The data has been posted on a WikiLeaks-style site and was apparently obtained from the Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation (AIM), a California clinic that conducts lab tests for sexually transmitted diseases for the porn industry. Hundreds of people in the porn industry, from producers to directors, have access to the AIM information, so it's not clear who may have leaked the information to PornWikiLeaks, a site registered in the Netherlands, reports Gawker.

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The clinic is a key component of the porn industry. "For our industry," AIM is a company "that keeps us as safe as we possibly can be, disease-wise," said one director. But the leaks have seriously rattled porn workers, whose privacy has been breached, possibly by someone with access to their medical tests. PornWikiLeaks, which describes itself as a "media organization," refuses to reveal where its information was obtained. The site's motto is: "Keep us strong, keep the industry open." A comment at the top of the site states: "We are not gay enough for twitter so we get banned and have to make tons of new accounts weekly." (Read more HIV stories.)

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