Samantha Cole

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Sex

'They Can't Stop Us:' People Are Having Sex With 3D Avatars of Their Exes and Celebrities

A community of 3D graphics hobbyists are making and selling avatars of real people in order to fulfill their sexual fantasies, and there's little anyone can do to stop them.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
2 days ago
WTF

This Lost Airpod Sticker Prank Is So Chaotic

Pablo Rochat's latest design prank is peppering the streets of San Francisco with Airpods that are impossible to pick up.
Samantha Cole
3 days ago
pornhub

PayPal Pulls Out of Pornhub, Hurting 'Hundreds of Thousands' of Performers

Pornhub said it's 'devastated' by PayPal's decision to stop payouts to models on its platform.
Samantha Cole
11.15.19
deepfakes

Deepfake of Boris Johnson Wants to Warn You About Deepfakes

Bill Posters, who recently made viral Mark Zuckerberg and Kim Kardashian deepfakes, is back with more for the UK election.
Samantha Cole
11.14.19
coding

This Amazing Image Made of Code Looks Different Based on Your Browser

PureCSS Lace by Diana Smith is the latest portrait made from code, rendered in-browser.
Samantha Cole
11.11.19
tech

This Trippy T-Shirt Makes You Invisible to AI

This adversarial design could be printed on a shirt to fool object recognition algorithms.
Samantha Cole
11.6.19
girls do porn

Girls Do Porn Producer Allegedly Made Fake Porn of Lawyers Suing Him

A witness and the plaintiffs' attorneys claim that the founder of Girls Do Porn harassed and stalked the legal team representing the women suing the company for years.
Samantha Cole
11.5.19
elon musk

Elon Musk Is Going Offline

The founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, the Boring Company, and Neuralink, as well as trademark holder of Teslaquila, says he's logging off.
Samantha Cole
11.4.19
Tech news

Twitter Is Banning Political Ads

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the social network will not accept political ads starting on November 22, and promised more details when the final rules are published in two weeks.
Jordan Pearson
Samantha Cole
10.31.19
Reddit

Reddit Banned a Hugely Popular Community Devoted to Girls Do Porn

Following federal sex trafficking charges and during an ongoing civil trial against the porn production company, Reddit shut down a forum for reposting potentially non-consensual content.
Samantha Cole
10.22.19
robots

This Startup Wants the Rights to Your Face in Perpetuity for $127,000

London-based startup Geomiq is commissioning friendly faces for a mystery client's robot.
Samantha Cole
10.17.19
porn

Pornhub Finally Removes Girls Do Porn

After months of knowingly working with porn production company that was accused of lying to women, Pornhub finally removes its official page from its platform.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
10.15.19
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