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  • “… on Sunday, Susan Fowler, an engineer who left Uber in December, published a blog post about her time at the company. She detailed a history of discrimination and sexual harassment by her managers … As chief executive, Mr. Kalanick has long set the tone for Uber … In a GQ article in 2014, he referred to Uber as “Boob-er” because of how the company helped him attract women.”
    * Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture (NYT)
  • “Commonly associated with its evocative wilderness or functioning socialized healthcare system, Canada is also home to an entertainment studio leading the way in virtual reality pornography.”
    * The Queen of VR Porn Shows Us Her Kingdom (Inverse)
  • “In September 2010, Broward County policemen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida followed bloody footprints from the front of an oceanfront townhouse to the corpse of 60-year-old marketing executive Sam Del Brocco … The case continued to mount against [gay-for-pay porn performer John Snavely] until this last week when Broward Circuit Court Judge Ilona M. Holmes threw out the murder case against him citing a lack of evidence.”
    * Florida Judge Throws Out Grisly Murder Case Against Gay-For-Pay Porn Star Josh Logan (Unicorn Booty)
  • “Introducing Mensez “Feminine Lipstick!” A “lipstick” that just straight-up glues your labia shut so that none of that icky menstrual fluid can get out … The post containing [the inventor’s unbelievable comments about diapers and plugs] has since gone so viral that the Mensez Facebook page was reportedly hacked (it has since been shut down). Their Twitter page was locked as well. Shockingly, no one seems too thrilled by the prospect of walking around with their labia glued together.”
    * Male Chiropractor Who Invented the Menstrual Product of Our Nightmares Is Stunned By the Backlash (Patheos)

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  • Porn Studies: Vol 4, No 1 is here! Its global examination of pornography in different cultures is truly eye-opening. “Our contributors to this issue do precisely this, exploring examples of varied pornographies from the recent past and the present in Australia, India, Japan and Scandinavia.”
    * Editorial: Porn Studies: Vol 4, No 1 (Taylor & Francis Online)
  • “Android users attempting to access Pornhub on their smartphones are being tricked into downloading malicious software. Cybercriminals have started disguising ransomware as the official Pornhub app, according to new research from security firm ESET.”
    * Pornhub users are being warned about malicious software (Independent UK)

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  • “A Swiss startup, Terpon SA, is making virtual reality webcams specifically for the adult entertainment industry. The cameras aren’t available for purchase, but customers can rent them for about $30 a month, a price that includes around the clock technical support.”
    * Terpon is making VR webcams just for live streaming porn (TechCrunch)
  • “As one of the world’s most famous ex-porn stars, a XXX icon who’s appeared in close to 200 adult films, it is pretty surprising that Jenna Jameson has rebranded herself as an alt-right firebrand. … An undeterred Jameson continued the line of attack, citing newspaper articles and blogs to claim that Sweden was “a land of violence and fear” and accused one “silver spooned moron” of not realizing “what the women of Sweden are facing.” She even retweeted Paul Joseph Watson, a conspiracy theorist who specializes in Illuminati fanfic.”
    * Jenna Jameson Defends Milo and the KKK, Slams Keith Ellison in Anti-Muslim Tirade (Daily Beast)
  • “… Her internet plea for understanding was the last act of a desperate girl exhausted after what seemed to her an eternity of blackmail and harassment. On Oct. 10, 2012, only weeks after Amanda posted her plaintive appeal, she took her own life at her home in Canada. International investigators eventually tracked the alleged origins of Amanda’s suffering to one man: Aydin Coban, a 38-year-old Dutch national arrested in January 2014 who is now on trial in Amsterdam.”
    * 15-Year-Old Amanda Todd’s Alleged Sextortionist on Trial at Last (Daily Beast)
  • “… Our target demographic has mostly been straight cis men, but in recent years we’ve seen an increase fans who are cis women, trans men and women, and gender non-conforming individuals. … Just like the real world, LGBTQ performers need more allies and advocates in their corner. We need these people to know when it is appropriate to speak up (and speak up loud) and when it is appropriate to step aside and support the voices of those being marginalised.”
    * A leading member of transgender porn industry on why what they do is so important (Independent UK)

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