One of parents' biggest Internet worries is "adult content," i.e. pornography. Anti-Porn from tuEagles is an easy-to-use program that helps parents take control of what their kids are exposed to online. Its filters block suspicious sites. If the parents or guardians (or whoever holds the password) approves of the site, they can allow access. Parents and adults can restore unfiltered access quickly without shutting down Anti-Porn by toggling to Parent mode. Anti-Porn takes screenshots and logs online activity when it's running, so parents can see just where their kids are hanging out online. It can even … Read more
There are lots of tools out there to help parents keep their kids away from what's typically considered inappropriate online content. Most, however, run on PCs and Macs, which means all bets are off if, for instance, a child surfs via a smartphone or a tablet.
MetaCert has a different idea. It's now beta-testing a server-based porn filter parents can set up to automatically block access to pornographic sites across their entire home network. It does so by hosting the filter on a DNS, or domain-name system, server -- effectively pushing the filter from individual computers into the … Read more
Iranian officials are hoping to team up with Facebook in an effort to remove Pages and Groups that feature pornography or are soliciting prostitution. More broadly, the Iranian police force has announced plans to cleanse the Internet of content its country deems inappropriate.
The new tidbit comes from the semi-official Iranian news agency ISNA (via the Associated Press), which interviewed Commander Kamal Hadianfar, the head of Iran's cyber-police. He promised the country will work with Facebook for the new initiative, but did not elaborate on what the plan would entail.
"Pornography is a crime not just in Iran … Read more
You may find there is something quite perplexing about the story of Antone Forrest Deedward Owens.
He was arrested this week for a crime that is troubling to fathom.
For, according to the Associated Press, Owens allegedly broke into people's homes with one sole purpose.
It wasn't to steal jewelry or cars. It wasn't to take away flat screens or entire home cinemas.
No, it was to sit in these people's homes and watch porn on their computers.
His urge was so strong that the 21-year-old Oregon man allegedly sometimes broke in while the occupants were … Read more
Gearing up for Islamic holy month, the Indonesian government announced it has shuttered more than 1 million pornographic Web sites, according to the Times of India. And it hasn't stopped there -- the government said it has plans to crack down on millions more.
"We will block more porn sites during Ramadan," Indonesia's communications and information minister Tifatul Sembiring told the Times of India. Then, hinting at the possibility of keeping the sites shut down indefinitely, he said, "though that doesn't mean that we will allow such sites to operate during the rest of … Read more
People have needs.
There are those who attempt to make money out of satisfying those needs. And there are those who attempt to make money out of offering to hide people's embarrassment at having those needs in the first place.
Currently, certain porn producers -- normally rather nice people -- are being accused of the latter ruse.
Allegations are being laid that these porn producers are involved in shaking down alleged illegal downloaders, who may not be illegal downloaders at all.
- Back to the Future hoax separates the fans from the posers.
This may well make your day.
At least, that's what PETA -- the organization created to remind you that animals are people -- would like.
For, never fond of being retiring, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched its brand, um, spanking, new .xxx site.
It is clearly intended to appeal to animal desires.
The first thing you see when you arrive on its home page is a true legend of pornography, Ron Jeremy. With his clothes on.
Actually, that probably isn't the first thing many will see. For, just to his left, appears Sasha Grey, … Read more
Ask not why people do things. Ask how it felt when they've done them.
I wonder, indeed, how Robert Dale Esparza Jr. must have felt last year when he set up a fake profile on a porn site. It was in the name of Frank Hendricsen.
Not necessarily a sexy name, that. But it so happened to be one belonging to the assistant principal at the school attended by Esparza's then 13-year-old son.
The U.K. is holding a fiery debate over the free and open Internet and how to protect kids from the perils of online porn. The drama-filled saga has enough cartoonish details and self-serving characters in it to fill out an entire Guy Ritchie film -- sadly, sans the comic relief. Or even cute little dogs.
Even though content filters are available, religious organizations and conservatives think the government needs to force ISPs into default filtering. On this bandwagon, loud and proud, are tabloids such as the Sun and Daily Mail.
Under the default filter plans, customers of internet service … Read more