- In its latest push to get porn off your computer, Apple now deletes all iCloud emails that contain the phrase ‘barely legal teens.’ It doesn’t send the messages to spam, or flag them, it just straight up deletes them, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Apple’s Deleting iCloud Emails That Contain The Phrase ‘Barely Legal Teens’ (Cult of Mac)
- Holy crap, this story gets weirder. Silenced by court orders and confidentiality agreements, the former members of the Allens’ (Paul Allen family) personal security detail have made vague claims that the Allens were involved in criminal activity and bribery, and that Jody Allen sexually harassed security officers.
Ex-bodyguards claim cover-ups, sex harassment by Paul Allen family (KOMO News)
- When Reason posted this short item, Handcuffs 2.0, on a new patent for handcuffs that shock, spray and potentially drug wearers I wanted to know more. Thanks to Reddit commenters, this article – Good cop, bad cop: Cuffs have dual appeal – explains the cuffs’ business model, which includes one version for law enforcement – and another version for BDSM practitioners.
Good cop, bad cop: Cuffs have dual appeal (Phoenix Business Journal)
- So, this happened to me. The feminist org who pulled this stunt didn’t even know what was in my talk, and have been spreading around online the (sickening) idea that I was going to “teach rape” to hackers.
Stigmatizing, Censoring Talk of Sexuality in Technology (World of Psychology; Psych Central)
See also: My description of events.
- Anti-censorship campaigners say the Icelandic government’s plan to ban pornography is ‘an affront to the principles of society’.
Iceland’s porn ban ‘conflicts with the idea of a free society’, say critics (Guardian UK)
- A federal judge this week tossed all of ICM Registry‘s counterclaims against Manwin, ruling that the .XXX operator failed to state antitrust charges against the adult entertainment conglomerate.
Judge Tosses ICM Registry’s Counterclaims Against Manwin (XBIZ)
- Despite the media’s growing presumption that consumer-friendly 3D printing will incite a homemade sex toy craze, XBIZ.com’s most recent poll shows that while it has potential, the technology is still too infantile to gauge.
Poll: Industry Split on Future of 3D Printing (XBIZ)
- Now in its 10th year, the CineKink NYC film festival, which ran until 3 March in Manhattan, reflects a diverse range of the portrayal of sexuality; it’s a far cry from the fake nails, plastic breasts and over-sized penises produced by Hollywood.
Cinekink festival celebrates a very un-American view of sex on film (Guardian UK)
- Two events this month highlighted why alternative sexuality communities, which pride themselves on an ethic of broad tolerance, remain so overwhelmingly white.
Sex-Positive Racism: Holding Alt Communities Accountable (SF Weekly)
- In this leaked video sure to spoil the days of the PR reps for Tencent and Momo, prostitutes receive a lecture on how to use chat apps like Momo and WeChat to attract new clients.
Watch: Prostitutes learn to use WeChat, Momo to attract clients (Shanghaiist)
- According to the Daily News, the conservative Christian group One Million Moms took issue with the “Maxwell the Geico pig” advertisement, calling the ad ‘repulsive’. To the Christian group, the ad is evidence of Geico’s worrisome and casual views on bestiality.
When Pigs Flirt: Christian Group Decries Bestiality in Geico Mobile App (Betabeat)
- The Facebook app Bang With Friends has rocketed from 20,000 users to 700,000 in three weeks, with 130,000 matches made, and has even added a ‘bangability score.’ But its CEO, known only as ‘C,’ insists it will evolve into a dating tool for everyone—whatever activity they want.
Bang With Friends Facebook App Won’t Be Just About Sex, CEO Says (The Daily Beast)
- “Sexual cannibalism is a specific form of sexual conflict and is highly gendered, with females generally cannibalizing males. We found that females were more likely to be described using active words and males with reactive words.”
Sexual stereotypes: the case of sexual cannibalism (ScienceDirect.com, via Ariel Waldman)