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India, Afghanistan cracking down on porn

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Think North America is prudish when it comes to sex and porn? Try these two reports on for size. The first comes out of India where a recently passed law could land you in [...]

Porn business in decline

April 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Just how much money does the porn business make? According to a recent report from the E-Commerce Journal, about $10 billion a year, which is more than the NFL, MLB and NBA [...]

Second Life ghetto-izing porn

April 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

An interesting news tidbit today about Second Life, the virtual world, creating a virtual ghetto for adult content. Parent company Linden Labs will apparently zone off a [...]

The similarities between porn and smoking

April 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Stanford University’s Hoover Institution think tank has yet another interesting essay dealing with sex – or, more to the point, porn. Written by Mary Eberstadt, [...]

Tera Patrick on tech freedom

April 10, 2009 // 0 Comments

As promised earlier this week, today we’ve got a snippet of my recent interview with Tera Patrick, who – like Jenna Jameson – is one of the few porn stars [...]

Google is breaking up marriages

March 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Google has already taken a good deal of grief over its Street View technology, which allows the user to get a ground’s-eye view of maps. The feature has drawn criticism [...]

Child porn definitions called into question

March 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

Here’s a crazy can of worms: prosecutors have charged two 13-year-old Pennsylvania girls with distributing child pornography. Now, just about no sane person approves of [...]

Internet Explorer 8 is for porn

March 23, 2009 // 3 Comments

One of the biggest challenges in researching my book is getting people to talk about how their technologies have benefited from early adoption by the porn industry. After [...]

Birthplace of the JPEG

March 6, 2009 // 0 Comments

We’re into the plus-double-digits in temperature here in Toronto, so it looks like spring is finally on its way, thank the stars. I shouldn’t complain too much, [...]
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