Samantha Cole

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porn

The Ugly Truth Behind Pornhub's 'Year In Review'

Pornhub put out a cute press release about which celebrities were searched for most on its site. What it doesn’t say is that many of these search results turn up deepfake porn of those celebrities.
Samantha Cole
2 days ago

A 3D Hentai Camgirl Is Taking Over Chaturbate, and Human Models Are Worried

ProjektMelody says she's an AI embodiment of an anime cam model—and has amassed thousands of followers in just three days of streaming.
Samantha Cole
2.11.20
UFOS

Someone Turned 50,000 Hours of UFO Podcasts Into a Searchable Database

Over the last seven months, this ufologist set auto-transcription software to work on transcribing two million pages of UFO-related podcasts and videos.
Samantha Cole
2.10.20
porn

How to Remove Non-Consensual Videos From Pornhub

Removing videos of you that were uploaded to Pornhub without your consent involves filling out a takedown notice and requesting that the videos be digitally fingerprinted.
Samantha Cole
2.9.20
Internet

Pornhub Doesn't Care

Pornhub hosts hundreds of Girls Do Porn videos; a Motherboard investigation shows the high-tech solution meant to stop those videos from spreading doesn’t work.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
2.7.20
Google

Google Says It Sent Some People's Private Videos to Strangers

A bug in Google's Takeout tool sent some users' content to other accounts.
Samantha Cole
2.5.20
Rule 34

Fucking in Public Reveals Who Public Spaces Are Really For

For some, exhibitionist sex in public is a kinky fantasy. For others, it's a reality of life.
Samantha Cole
2.3.20

Sex Workers Are Raising Hundreds of Thousands to Fight Australia’s Bushfires, One Nude at a Time

These women are selling nudes in exchange for proof of donation to fire relief efforts in Australia.
Samantha Cole
1.7.20
Twitter

How to Take Your Twitter Feed Back From the Algorithm

A reminder for the new year: You can use these muted strings to force Twitter to be better.
Samantha Cole
1.6.20
girls do porn

Girls Do Porn Has to Pay Millions in Damages for Coercing Women Into Porn

The owners of Girls Do Porn, who lied about how the videos were going to be shared, have to pay 22 women more than $12.7 million.
Samantha Cole
1.3.20
copyright

Public Domain Day 2020: These 95-Year Old Works Are Now Free to Use

In the US, everything copyrighted by artists and authors who died in 1924 is entered into the public domain as of January 1, 2020.
Samantha Cole
1.3.20
deepfakes

Deepfake Porn Is Evolving to Give People Total Control Over Women's Bodies

People are creating a new kind of nonconsensual pornography by combining deepfakes with 3D avatars that can be manipulated to do whatever they want.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
12.9.19
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