Ladies with few clothes tend to cause a lot of trouble on PCs – and now on Android devices too

Cross-posted from Surelist The appearance of a new Android malware family is not that surprising at all today. Especially when we talk about SMS Trojans which are one of the most popular and oldest type of threats created for extracting money from users. A new family of SMS Trojans named Vidro appeared a few days ago but we’ve already collected a lot of APK files with very similar functionality. At the moment all the samples we have found target users only from Poland....

August 2, 2012 · 6 min · 1112 words · Omid Farhang

Reddit Bans Sexual Content Relating to Minors

Mashable: Reddit, known for its freewheeling approach to content management, instituted a new rule over the weekend that banned suggestive or sexual content featuring minors. “We have very few rules here on Reddit; no spamming, no cheating, no personal info, nothing illegal, and no interfering the site’s functions,” read a post on the site’s blog Sunday. “Today we are adding another rule.” The post noted that Reddit has dealt with content that “might be child pornography” by complying with legal guidelines and reporting procedures outlined by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children....

February 13, 2012 · 2 min · 348 words · Omid Farhang

Porn Industry Could Get a “.xxx” Domain This Week

Mashable: The porn industry is rumored to win a major battle this week with the possible approval of the .xxx domain. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which doles out the .com, .net and .biz suffixes for website URLs, could approve the domain name on Friday, according to Politico. The report goes on to say that such domains would be available for purchase this summer. Reps from ICANN could not be reached for comment....

March 17, 2011 · 2 min · 225 words · Omid Farhang

Playboy to Publish Naked 3D Centerfold

“What would people most like to see in 3D? Probably a naked lady.” Those are the words of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, whose magazine will soon include a centerfold playmate photographed naked and in 3D. The 3D centerfold will appear in the June issue, which hits newsstands this Friday with 3D glasses included. The subject of the photos is 51st Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk. Consider this a grab for attention more than anything; Playboy editorial director Jimmy Jellinek was quoted by MSNBC saying, “In today’s print environment you have to create newsstand events....

May 11, 2010 · 2 min · 329 words · Omid Farhang

Facebook Users Like Sex [STATS]

Self-proclaimed social media scientist Dan Zarrella has already applied linguistic methodologies to psychologically profile Twitter users. Now he’s using the same technology and approach to break down Facebook sharing behaviors. Zarrella uses the Regressive Imagery Dictionary (RID) and Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) methods to arrive at the conclusion that, “Articles … that include sexual references in their titles are shared on Facebook far more than the average story....

May 3, 2010 · 2 min · 221 words · Omid Farhang

Limeware and other P2P software present child p*rn risks

I’ve been saying this for a long time. P2P networks are have the risk of accidently getting something you really don’t want… Matthew White, of Sacramento, California, has found himself in a rather unfortunate situation; he’s been accused of downloading child pornography. On the advice of his public defender, White is pleading guilty in hopes of cutting his potential 20-year sentence down to three and a half years. After serving his time, White will have to serve 10 years of probation and register as a sex offender....

December 9, 2009 · 1 min · 165 words · Omid Farhang