Pornography

  • German MP charged over child porn allegations July 17, 2014

    Berlin: A German lawmaker who resigned earlier this year is now facing criminal charges for allegedly downloading child pornography onto his work computer, prosecutors said on Thursday. The prosecutor's office in the northern city of Hanover said that it had charged Sebastian Edathy, a former high-flying member of parliament known...
  • The more Internet porn you watch, the more narcissistic you become July 3, 2014

    New York: Watching porn is what narcissists love to do the most, a new study has found, adding that the more Internet porn people watch, the more narcissistic they tend to be. Earlier research shows that the more control narcissists have over sex, the more gratifying the experience tends to be. "The...
  • Pornography does not have a significant impact on rape and crime against women in India: Study June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In an interview with CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey, Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav, blamed pornography for rising rapes in Uttar Pradesh, but a recent study by researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, disagrees. Titled, 'Sexual crime in India: Is it influenced by...
  • Does porn cause men's brains to shrink? May 30, 2014

    Washington: Researchers found less gray matter in the brains of men who watched large amounts of sexually explicit material, according to a new study. The research, which appeared Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, could not determine if porn actually caused the brain to shrink however, and the authors called for...
  • Apple rejects female masturbation app May 19, 2014

    New York: An app that teaches women how to masturbate has been rejected by Apple from its iTunes stores worldwide. Created by designer Tina Gong, 'HappyPlayTime' is a sex education app currently in development that teaches women how to masturbate. The app uses light-hearted games to teach users about the female anatomy...
  • New Android malware can take control of your phone, accuse you of watching illegal porn and try to extort money May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: If a report is to be believed, researches have detected a new piece of malware that is infecting Android devices. It attacks a device and remotely disables it until users pay a hefty sum of money. Android-Trojan.Koler.A malware, with the help of your phone's geolocation technology, discovers which country...
  • China might partially ban web giant Sina for pornograpic content April 25, 2014

    Beijing: China plans to revoke two crucial publication licenses for Sina.com, which might partially ban the web giant's operations, because obscene content was found during an anti-pornography crackdown, state media said Thursday. Sina apologized for "the suspected problem" of pornographic content on its literature and video sites. It said in a...
  • China launches crackdown on online pornography, asks websites to clean up their links to avoid shutdown April 14, 2014

    Beijing: China announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet and asked websites and portals to clean up their links to avoid shutdown. The campaign 'Cleaning the Web 2014' will conduct thorough checkups on websites, search engines and mobile application stores, Internet TV USB...
  • World's first academic pornography journal launched March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: For those interested in knowing the culture of pornography or the nature of sexual fantasy, here comes a first-ever "dedicated" porn journal. Named as 'Porn Studies', the open-access journal is an "international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore cultural products and services designated as pornographic", its London-based publisher Routledge...
  • Germany: Indian-origin ex-MP denies wrongdoing in pornography case February 17, 2014

    Berlin: Indian-origin former German lawmaker facing probe for allegedly possessing child pornography has denied any wrongdoing and said he intends to initiate legal proceedings against the state prosecutor's office for spreading "false information" and "unjustly harassing" him. Sebastian Edathy, 44, said that he received no warnings about an impending investigation...
  • Porn not an addiction, increases pleasure: Study February 13, 2014

    New York: There is no such thing as porn addiction and those who say it actually ignore the positive benefits it holds, shows research. New study has found very little scientific data - if any at all - to support some of the purported negative side effects of porn 'addiction'. "There...
  • FIR against Google for pornographic content on Google Play February 8, 2014

    Varanasi: A FIR has been lodged against search engine giant Google under the IT Act following a complaint by a local for allegedly facilitating pornographic content on android based mobile phones, easily accessible to underage users. The FIR was registered against the Manager of Hyderabad-headquartered Google India on a complaint of...
  • SC notice to DoT seeking response on how to block child pornography November 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Telecom Department seeking a response on how to block child pornography. The apex court had earlier made it clear that the government will have to take steps to block porn sites particularly those showing child pornography. "Nothing,...
  • California criminalises 'revenge porn' in a first-of-its-kind law October 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: California Governor Jerry Brown signed a first-of-its-kind state law criminalising what has become known as revenge porn, the distribution of private, explicit photos of other people on the Internet, usually by ex-lovers or spouses, to humiliate them. The measure, which passed both houses of the Democratic-led state legislature almost...
  • British man gets 27 years in US jail for planning to torture, eat children September 18, 2013

    A British man who admitted planning to kidnap, torture and eat at least one child using a sound-proofed dungeon he built in his home in Massachusetts was sentenced to nearly 27 years in US prison on Tuesday. Geoffrey Portway, 40, a British citizen, was sentenced by Judge Timothy Hillman at US...
  • Over 3,00,000 attempts made to watch porn in UK Parliament: Report September 5, 2013

    Over 300,000 attempts were made to access pornographic websites from the British Parliament in the past year, according to official figures. Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from the 'Huffington Post UK', the House of Commons authorities acknowledged that users of the Parliamentary Network servers have repeatedly attempted to access...
  • Indian national arrested in UAE for circulating child pornography August 16, 2013

    An Indian national has been arrested on suspicion of circulating child pornography in the UAE, a media report said on Thursday. According to The National newspaper, the man was using peer to peer (P2P) software, through which users can communicate with each other, to spread pornography featuring children. On a tip-off,...
  • UK to automatically block online porn, users have to opt in to access July 23, 2013

    London: Internet service providers in Britain will be asked to automatically block access to pornography sites unless customers opt in, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday. Cameron announced the move as part of measures to stop extreme sexual images he said were "corroding childhood." In a speech to a children's...
  • Google, Yahoo urged to act on child pornography July 22, 2013

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged the Internet search engine providers Google, Yahoo and Bing on Sunday to block images of child abuse, calling for more action against online pornography. In a television interview, Cameron said search engines must block results for searches using blacklisted keywords to stop Internet users...
  • Difficult to block international porn websites: Centre to SC July 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The government told the Supreme Court that it is difficult to block international porn sites in the country and sought more time to consult various ministries to find a solution. Its plea for holding wider consultations came after the apex court pulled up the government for taking such...
  • Businessman arrested for uploading his wife's porn video clip July 1, 2013

    Nagpur: A city businessman has been arrested for allegedly shooting pornographic video clips of his own wife and uploading them on to a social media website, police said on Monday. Incidentally, his wife had filed a domestic violence case against him last year, which had prompted businessman Dharmendra Jain, to shift...
  • 'Mamata's language resembles the language of criminals' June 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Senior CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of using words that resembled the "language of criminals" which would only encourage such elements. "Earlier also, she used such language. But for the past few days the kind of language and words she has...
  • Kolkata: Left to protest Mamata govt's failure to protect women June 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Left supporters will hold a rally on Friday in Kolkata to protest the Mamata Banerjee government's failure to check crime against women. The rally will be headed by Soumitra Chatterjee, Miral Sen and Aparna Sen, who have urged people to join in. The rally is expected to start at...
  • Point-of-view porn: Google Glass to get its fist pornographic app May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: This was waiting to happen. MiKandi, an adult app store, has announced that it is working on a porn app for Google Glass, Google's wearable computer with a head-mounted display that has been making news for more than a year now. MiKandi, an adult app store that distributes pornographic...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on rise in pornographic sites April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid growing concerns over proliferation of pornographic sites on the internet, the Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Centre seeking its response to the issue. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir issued notice to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and others on the contention...
  • China shuts down 225 pornography websites February 28, 2013

    Beijing: In a new crackdown on online pornography, China has shut down 225 websites and other content sharing and social media sites, the government said. More than 30,000 blog or microblog accounts were also closed during a campaign that started late last month, according to a statement released by the...
  • A hotel room decorated with porn hidden in QR codes February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: At the first glance Room 6 at Hotel Modez in Arnhem, Netherlands, may appear to be yet another example geeky interior design. But once you fire up the QR code scanner app in your smartphone, this QR code filled room reveals its erotic side. This 119-euro-a-night room designed by...
  • US: Priest gets 8-yr sentence in child pornography case January 3, 2013

    Pittsburgh: A suspended Pittsburgh-area priest will serve more than eight years in prison for collecting thousands of images of child pornography on his computer, books and compact discs. The sentence the Rev Bartley Sorensen received on Wednesday was more than the five-year mandatory minimum he sought but less than the...
  • Twitter shuts down several accounts over child porn December 27, 2012

    London: Micro-blogging website Twitter has closed down several accounts after it received complaints that they contained indecent images of children, Sky News reported. People reported the accounts to Greater Manchester Police and North Yorkshire Police. It was unclear whether the images were uploaded from Britain. "We have received around 30 reports to...
  • South Korea battles against pornography December 10, 2012

    Seoul: Moon Tae-Hwa stares at his computer, dizzy and nauseous from the hours of porn he's viewed online while his wife and children slept. He feels no shame - only a righteous sense of mission. "I feel like I'm cleaning up dirty things," the devout Christian and family counsellor said. Moon...