Pornography

  • China launches crackdown on online pornography, asks websites to clean up their links to avoid shutdown 14-04-2014 10:40 AM

    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 23-03-2014 09:10 PM

    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 17-02-2014 01:27 PM

    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 13-02-2014 01:57 PM

    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'....
  • FIR against Google for pornographic content on Google Play 08-02-2014 01:16 PM

    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...
  • SC notice to DoT seeking response on how to block child pornography 18-11-2013 12:14 PM

    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, you...
  • California criminalises 'revenge porn' in a first-of-its-kind law 03-10-2013 05:53 AM

    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...
  • British man gets 27 years in US jail for planning to torture, eat children 18-09-2013 10:05 AM

    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...
  • Over 3,00,000 attempts made to watch porn in UK Parliament: Report 05-09-2013 08:24 AM

    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...
  • Indian national arrested in UAE for circulating child pornography 16-08-2013 05:43 AM

    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...
  • UK to automatically block online porn, users have to opt in to access 23-07-2013 08:43 AM

    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...
  • Google, Yahoo urged to act on child pornography 22-07-2013 05:17 PM

    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...
  • Difficult to block international porn websites: Centre to SC 13-07-2013 11:47 AM

    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 01-07-2013 11:47 PM

    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...
  • 'Mamata's language resembles the language of criminals' 22-06-2013 01:58 AM

    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 21-06-2013 08:25 AM

    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 30-05-2013 06:03 AM

    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...
  • SC seeks Centre's response on rise in pornographic sites 15-04-2013 02:34 PM

    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...
  • South Korea battles against pornography 10-12-2012 03:57 PM

    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....
  • Man ordered to pay $1.5 mn for sharing 10 movies 02-11-2012 05:45 PM

    New Delhi: In what is said to be the largest ever penalty awarded in a BitTorrent piracy case, a US judge ordered a man to pay $1,500,000 in damages to an adult entertainment company for sharing 10 of their movies via BitTorrent, reports TorrentFreak. Defendant Kywan Fisher was asked by...
  • Pak notches up top slot in Google search for sex 30-12-2011 03:22 PM

    Washington: Pakistan has secured a dubious distinction of being the number one globally for searching the term 'sex' on Google in 2011. Pakistan is followed by India. Interestingly, of the top ten cities in the world searching for "sex" as per Google Trends data, eight are Indian. According to a...
  • China shuts over 200 microblogs for pornography 10-12-2011 11:18 AM

    Beijing: China has shut down 206 microblogs for distributing pornographic and vulgar content. The investigations were carried out following tips from people, said the State Internet Information Office (SIIO). All of the accounts were registered at four of China's largest microblogging sites - Sina.com.cn, Sohu.com, 163.com and QQ.com - with...
  • PETA to launch porn site 19-09-2011 07:42 AM

    New York: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, no stranger to attention-grabbing campaigns featuring nude women, plans to launch a pornography website in the name of animal rights. The nonprofit organisation, whose controversial campaigns draw criticism from women's rights groups, said it hopes to raise awareness of veganism through...
  • TV watchdog says 'Playboy Club' glamorises porn 28-07-2011 12:49 PM

    Los Angeles: A TV watchdog group on Wednesday accused NBC of glamorizing the porn industry in its upcoming new drama series 'The Playboy Club' and urged NBC affiliates around the United States not to air it. In letters to NBC's local TV stations, the 1.3 million member Parents Television Council...
  • Pornography found in Osama hideout: officials 13-05-2011 10:13 PM

    Washington: A stash of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the US commandos who killed him, current and former US officials said on Friday. The pornography recovered in bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, according...
  • Men spend two hours, women 15 minutes on porn 22-04-2011 12:12 PM

    London: Young men enjoy watching pornography on the web for at least two hours a week, while women do so for 15 minutes on an average, say a survey. The study conducted over 1,000 individuals aged 18-24 found, a quarter of young men fear they are watching too much pornography....