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Australia Has Interesting Idea for Those Who Watch Porn

Subject them to face scans, Department of Home Affairs suggests

(Newser) - Australians who watch adult content online might want to make note of a new plan suggested by the country's Department of Home Affairs. The department suggests that facial recognition technology be used to scan the faces of would-be porn viewers, confirming they are adults before allowing them to view... More »

'Seriously?????' Jaws Drop Over $10M Renaming Offer

It's hard to imagine going to BangBros Center

(Newser) - BangBros Center? Technically, possible—in reality, don't hold your breath. But the porn site best known for mixing sex with vans says it's offering $10 million to rename the Miami Heat's arena for 10 years once American Airlines' sponsorship ends this year, CNET reports. "We intend... More »

Woman Boards Flight, Gets Shocking AirDrop Message

'It was just very explicit,' says Kat Pitman

(Newser) - Air travel can already be stressful, but try starting a flight with an unwanted dose of pornographic imagery—which is exactly what happened to Kat Pitman, USA Today reports. The 40-year-old says she had just boarded a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago on Friday when her iPhone buzzed... More »

Sunday School Teacher Killed Husband in His 'Man Cave'

Patricia Hill, 69, was sentenced to 16 years on Tuesday

(Newser) - A married couple's dispute over pornography ended with the husband shot dead in the shed he called his "man cave." Arkansas woman Patricia Hill, 69, was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday after being found guilty of the second-degree murder of husband Frank Hill, 65. Her... More »

His Parents Threw Out All His Porn, and He's Suing

Indiana man is seeking $86K in damages

(Newser) - An Indiana man moved into his parents' home in Grand Haven, Mich., in 2016 after getting divorced. Ten months later he got his own place in Muncie, Indiana, but when his parents brought him his things, something was missing: 12 boxes of porn, which his father told him had been... More »

Over 1,600 Motel Guests Are Secretly Live-Streamed

South Korean police make 2 arrests in shocking case

(Newser) - Plan on visiting South Korea? Now you can stay in a motel without being secretly filmed by spy cams—or so it seems after Seoul police arrested two perpetrators behind just such an alleged scheme, the Korea Herald reports. Police say the pervs set up 1-millimeter lenses in sockets, hair... More »

Lawmaker: New Laptops, Phones Must Block Porn

Kansas legislator's proposed bill runs into free-speech criticism

(Newser) - A state legislator in Kansas has generated controversy with a proposed new law: He wants all computers and phones sold in the state to block pornography by default, reports the Topeka Capital-Journal . Under Republican Randy Garber's bill in the House, any business that sells the devices must first install... More »

Arizona Lawmakers Target 'Toxic' Online Vice

The Republican anti-porn bill heads to the House

(Newser) - Pornography, an idle online vice? Not to Arizona lawmakers who are pushing to have it declared a "toxic" public health crisis, the Arizona Republic reports. "Like the tobacco industry, the pornography industry has created a public health crisis," State Rep. Michelle Udall told lawmakers in introducing the... More »

Iowa Inmates Fight Pornography Ban

They say it also includes fine art, literature

(Newser) - Inmates in an Iowa state prison are fighting a new regulation that declares no nudes are good nudes. The inmates, who are suing the state, say a policy banning pornography is too broad and violates their constitutional rights. The statute states that Iowa Department of Corrections funds should not be... More »

Man Allegedly Killed His Family Over 'Cam Girl' Obsession

Parents had barred Grant Amato from contacting Bulgarian woman: cops

(Newser) - Grant Amato was reportedly so invested in an online relationship with a Bulgarian woman he'd met on a porn site that his older brother feared he "would kill everybody." Authorities in Florida's Seminole County believe that's essentially what happened Friday, when the bodies of Cody... More »

Johansson Talks Deepfake Porn

The actor laments a seedy Internet practice

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is throwing in the towel: How can deepfake porn be stopped? For the uninitiated, deepfakes are AI-generated videos that place one person's face on another's body to simulate them doing something they'd likely never do, per Business Insider . Deepfakes can be fairly harmless fun—like... More »

What Cops Say They Found in Ex-USC OB-GYN's Storage Unit

Allegedly, photos of naked women who appeared to be in an exam room

(Newser) - Inside the storage unit of the ex-USC gynecologist accused of molesting hundreds of students, cops say they found what the Los Angeles Times calls a "trove of homemade pornography," as well as nude photos of women in what appeared to be a medical exam room. George Tyndall, who... More »

Tumblr's Ban on Porn May Dramatically Change the Site

Also, some are confused about the term 'female-presenting nipples'

(Newser) - Tumblr made a big move Monday, one that the Verge says will "fundamentally alter how the service is used." In short: no more porn. CEO Jeff D'Onofrio explained in a blog post that the site will no longer allow adult content or even nudity, the latter with... More »

Starbucks Finds a Way to Block Porn for Good

Solution to be rolled out next year

(Newser) - You'll soon be able to sit in Starbucks without fear of accidentally viewing porn. Though watching pornography is against Starbucks' rules, there are no content blockers on the coffee giant's WiFi, meaning porn sites remain accessible. To ensure locations are "safe and welcoming to all," however,... More »

'Extensive' Porn Browsing Led to Malware on Gov't Network

USGS employee visited 9K adult sites: inspector general's report

(Newser) - Russian malware found infecting a US government network got the in from a US Geological Survey employee who violated agency rules about watching porn on a government-issued computer. That's according to a Oct. 17 report by the Department of the Interior's inspector general, which found the unnamed employee... More »

Robot Sex Is Coming to This US City. The Mayor's Not Happy

Sex-doll brothel out of Canada is headed to Houston

(Newser) - "Sex Robot Battle" sounds like the name of a B-movie one might stumble on during late-night channel-surfing, but that's actually how KTRK depicts a war brewing between the mayor of a Texas city and the owner of a "sexbot business" out of Canada. The owner of KinkySDollS,... More »

South Korea Moves to Combat Secret Spy Cam Pornography

Seoul officials have vowed to conduct daily checks of public restrooms

(Newser) - A plague of hidden cameras has led officials in South Korea to pledge that daily checks will be carried out in all public restrooms in Seoul. Per the BBC , the "spy cam porn" problem is widespread and common in the country, where over 6,000 cases were reported last... More »

Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Porn Scheme That Made $3M

Prosecutors alleged Paul Hansmeier, colleague made porn in order to snare downloaders

(Newser) - It apparently started out above-board, at least according to court documents. Paul Hansmeier and John Steele of what Ars Technica calls "legitimate if aggressive copyright law firm" Prenda Law found their niche around 2010: The men repped clients who held the copyrights to porn flicks and went after internet... More »

2 Firefighters Accused of Making Porn Videos at Station

They're now on administrative leave

(Newser) - Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave Monday while the city launched an investigation, the AP reports. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week... More »

GOP Rep Blames School Shootings on Porn

Tenn. gubernatorial candidate says it's a 'big part of the root cause'

(Newser) - Pornography is playing a "big part" in the spike in school shootings, according to a Republican congresswoman running for governor of Tennessee. While discussing school shootings during a meeting with pastors in Clarksville last week, Rep. Diane Black said porn is "available on the shelf when you walk... More »

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