Samantha Cole

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FEET

Does Jeff Bezos Have Huge Feet? An Investigation

A Motherboard investigation reveals the richest man in America's shoe size.
Samantha Cole
a day ago
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
2.18.20

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
porn

I Tried Not to Cum While Playing the Adult Games Advertised on Pornhub

Accepting the challenge thrown by Pornhub's most ubiquitous ads.
Samantha Cole
2.10.20
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
2.7.20
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
2.2.20
girls do porn

GirlsDoPorn.com Is Finally Offline

The main subscription website for Girls Do Porn is down, as its owner Michael Pratt remains a wanted fugitive of the FBI.
Samantha Cole
1.16.20
deepfakes

Facebook Takes a Stand on Political Deepfakes, a Problem That Doesn't Exist

A newly-released policy states that Facebook will remove algorithmically-generated media that intends to mislead viewers.
Samantha Cole
1.8.20
how to help

Sex Workers Raise Money to Fight Australian Bushfires, One Nude at a Time

OnlyFans models like Kaylen Ward and Jenna Lee are selling nudes in exchange for proof of donation to fire relief efforts.
Samantha Cole
1.7.20
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