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Pssst – Let’s Talk About, Uh…. Porn

imageI’ll talk to you about porn. Your friends probably won’t – other than to deny that they watch it – or, perhaps to decry its prevalence on the Internet. If you want to see your friends scramble for cover –  if you want to see some terrific open field running  – ask them specifically, if they watch porn on the Internet.

Yes, I know, they don’t. But, someone’s watching. Run a Google search for “porn” and you might be surprised to see that there are considerably more than One Billion search results.

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Despite its popularity and huge profitability – the pornography industry has revenues larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined – that’s right, the combined revenues of Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix …. – it’s still seen, by many (at least publicly), as a back room activity.

Although porn has almost reached a level of respectability (I’ll focus on the almost), or perhaps because of it there are those who would rather see porn back in the gutter, and dark alleys, where they think it belongs.

But not Kyle Richards. Richards is a 21 year old Michigan jail inmate who believes he’s being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can’t access pornography. Alleging that denying his request for erotic material subjects him to a “poor standard of living” and “sexual and sensory deprivation”, he’s suing.

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Macomb County Jail; Getty

Rather than referring to Kyle as an idiot, which he undoubtedly is – I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt (at least I’ll pretend I am). Could it be that he’s a porn expert – that he knows pornography has always been a force to be reckoned with. From prehistoric rock paintings depicting sex, through to the Greeks, Romans, the Renaissance period ( in which it flourished), and on to the mass production of pornography in the early 20th century. Yeah, sure!

Purveyors of pornography have always been quick to adapt to new technologies – especially mass production opportunities. No surprise then, to see the distributers of sexually explicit material almost immediately adopted the Internet as the preferred method of  mass distribution –  a technology which allows uncontrolled (by moralists, governments, and others), and anonymous access to explicit sexual content. Not a bad business model!

As an Internet security blogger, I have a certain level of concern with respect to pornographic Websites. Just to be clear – I’m not a member of the Morality Police, and I hold no religious, or political views, on the availability of pornography on the Internet; except of course, pornography which is clearly illegal, or morally reprehensible.

Instead, my main concern is focused on the primary/secondary use, that many of these sites are designed for – as a vehicle for the distribution of potentially harmful malware applications that can be surreptitiously dropped onto unwitting visitors computers.

With that in mind, over the years I’ve written a number of articles dealing with this issue  including – Dangerous Porn Sites – Tips on How to Avoid Them, Porn Surfing – Put a Software Condom on Your Computer!, Kate Middleton Nude – As If!, and Nude Pics Of Your Wife/Girlfriend Attached – Click Here.

I’ve no idea why precisely, but lately (the last 2/3 months), these articles have been getting an unusually high number of hits – generally from search engine referrals. Whatever the reason, it’s a good thing. Hopefully, it’s an indication that surfers are beginning to recognize at least one of the many potentially unsafe activities on the Internet. Hopefully!

A selection of  those search engine referrals  – most are multiples of 30/40 or more (sex, porn, nude, dangerous, safe ….), to this site on a typical day. Some of them are just a little strange – I think. But then, who am I to judge what’s strange?  

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I’ll admit that this post rambles a bit – but, I just had to reference the Kyle Richards (I need my porn) story, somehow. More and more often, I find myself shaking my head at just how eerily crazy this world really is.  Smile

This article was originally posted July 5, 2011.

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“You’re Cheating Heart, Won’t Tell On You” – But I Might!

imageThe Internet is hardly what one could call transparent. The Net, unfortunately, has any number of dark, murky sides – including anonymity. Anonymity which allows cybercriminals, trolls, flamers, hackers, spammers, phishers, malware pushers, and cyberbullies to flourish. I’m sure you can add to the list.

Now, we have cyberbullying taking to a new level – a website designed to out cheaters. Anonymously, of course.

Cheaterville.com, offers an opportunity for users to log onto the site, defame someone’s reputation and character, and do it anonymously. Just imagine – a  website where people can anonymously accuse spouses, friends, and even enemies, of infidelity. A perfect opportunity for the cowardly to attempt to destroy someone’s life without accountability, and without meeting a burden of proof .

The reality is – people cheat.

While I’m certainly not a defender of infidelity as practiced by well known connoisseurs of the cheating art – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer, and the like – nevertheless, the concept behind this site is nauseating and detestable.

Consider your reaction if you stumbled upon anonymously posted data, concerning you – as illustrated in the following taken from the site.

Trouser Snake Hunter.

Remember this face when you are in SOCAL because if you see her out at a bar then you are most likely going introduce yourself and then 5 minutes later be getting oral from her in the bathroom. When will her clueless boyfriend find out what a skank his girl is.

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Adriano Iori

I dated this man for 5 years I gave him my heart and soul. I went through a hard time dealing with a rape charge he was the ony 1 here for me when i had no one. I gave him everything he wanted asking nothing for return. The money and time and love i spent on him. Later I find out not only did he cheat on me with tons of girls from other schools he then sleeps with my best friend he was caught in the act. Till this day he wont admit it he tells me im making it up and that im crazy coward even after we broke i still stuck up 4 him till the day he told me to drop dead and called me a crazy bitch all bc i moved on and didnt “wait for him to be of age for a serious commitment”

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Cheats and steals from everyone.

She’s cheated on her ex-husband, another ex-fiance, and boyfriends before. She is a compulsive liar and will try and con her way into your life with the intent of getting to your wallet. The ex-husband and ex-fiance were both in the military and she cheated on them while they were deployed or in training. I’ve personally caught text messages of her in her lies and she was trying to be with other guys when we were together. Her father cheated a lot on her mother, so it runs in the family. Just stay away as she’s nothing but trouble.

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Silly question time.

What if the postings on this site aren’t true?

Hey, no problem. According to the morally wretched founder of Cheaterville.com – 90% of the “accused”  respond directly to the post, either denying it, or admitting to it.

Just in case you might think this sleazebag hasn’t though this through, in a recent interview he pointed out – “just like Facebook doesn’t validate anything that is posted on a wall – we don’t validate info.” Sure, you’re in the same league as Facebook – not!

Not one to pass up an opportunity to practice a little vertical integration, the primitive sleazoids behind Cheaterville.com have created an online dating service where cheated partners can seek out other cheated partners. Nice!

Unfortunately, as things stand at the moment, American website operators are protected from lawsuits for publishing defamatory statements posted by third parties. Defamation legislation in other countries is less clear.

Welcome to a morally imploding Gerry Springer world!

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Let’s Talk About, Uh…. Porn

imageI’ll talk to you about porn. Your friends won’t – other than to deny that they watch it – or, perhaps to decry its prevalence on the Internet. If you want to see your friends scramble for cover –  if you want to see some terrific open field running  – ask them specifically, if they watch porn on the Internet.

Yes, I know, they don’t. But, someone’s watching. Run a Google search for “porn” and you might be surprised to see that there are considerably more than One Billion search results. Then again – maybe you wouldn’t be at all surprised.

image

Click graphic to expand.

Despite its popularity and huge profitability – the pornography industry has revenues larger than the revenues of the top technology companies combined – that’s right, the combined revenues of Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo!, Apple, Netflix …. – it’s still seen, by many (at least publicly), as a back room activity.

Although porn has almost reached a level of respectability (I’ll focus on the almost), or perhaps because of it there are those who would rather see porn back in the gutter, and dark alleys, where they think it belongs.

But not Kyle Richards. Richards is a 21 year old Michigan jail inmate who believes he’s being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he can’t access pornography. Alleging that denying his request for erotic material subjects him to a “poor standard of living” and “sexual and sensory deprivation”, he’s suing.

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Macomb County Jail; Getty

Rather than referring to Kyle as an idiot, which he undoubtedly is – I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt (at least I’ll pretend I am). Could it be that he’s a porn expert – that he knows pornography has always been a force to be reckoned with. From prehistoric rock paintings depicting sex, through to the Greeks, Romans, the Renaissance period ( in which it flourished), and on to the mass production of pornography in the early 20th century. Yeah, sure!

Purveyors of pornography have always been quick to adapt to new technologies – especially mass production opportunities. No surprise then, to see the distributers of sexually explicit material almost immediately adopted the Internet as the preferred method of  mass distribution –  a technology which allows uncontrolled (by moralists, governments, and others), and anonymous access to explicit sexual content. Not a bad business model!

As an Internet security blogger, I have a certain level of concern with respect to pornographic Websites. Just to be clear – I’m not a member of the Morality Police, and I hold no religious, or political views, on the availability of pornography on the Internet; except of course, pornography which is clearly illegal, or morally reprehensible.

Instead, my main concern is focused on the primary/secondary use, that many of these sites are designed for – as a vehicle for the distribution of potentially harmful malware applications that can be surreptitiously dropped onto unwitting visitors computers.

With that in mind, over the years I’ve written a number of articles dealing with this issue  including – Dangerous Porn Sites – Tips on How to Avoid Them, Porn Surfing – Put a Software Condom on Your Computer!, Kate Middleton Nude – As If!, and Nude Pics Of Your Wife/Girlfriend Attached – Click Here.

I’ve no idea why precisely, but lately (the last 2/3 months), these articles have been getting an unusually high number of hits – generally from search engine referrals. Whatever the reason, it’s a good thing. Hopefully, it’s an indication that surfers are beginning to recognize at least one of the many potentially unsafe activities on the Internet. Hopefully!

A selection of  those search engine referrals  – most are multiples of 30/40 or more (sex, porn, nude, dangerous, safe ….), to this site on a typical day – last Friday. Some of them are just a little strange – I think. But then, who am I to judge what’s strange.  

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I’ll admit that this post rambles a bit – but, I just had to reference the Kyle Richards (I need my porn) story, somehow. More and more often, I find myself shaking my head at just how eerily crazy this world really is.  Smile 

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