Samantha Cole

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girls do porn

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
3 hours ago
earthquakes

A Powerful California Fault Line Is Moving for the First Time on Record

The Garlock fault could produce a magnitude 8 earthquake.
Samantha Cole
3 days ago
girls do porn

Girls Do Porn Was a Crime Ring, Not a Porn Site, Industry Experts Say

In light of Girls Do Porn being charged with federal counts of sex trafficking, Motherboard spoke with adult industry directors, performers and activists on how this case is far from the norm.
Samantha Cole
10.16.19
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
10.16.19
girls do porn

Pornhub Finally Removes Girls Do Porn

After months of knowingly working with a porn production company that was accused of lying to women, Pornhub finally removes its official page from its platform.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
10.14.19
girls do porn

Girls Do Porn Employees Charged With Sex Trafficking, Potentially Face Life in Prison

The owners and employees of Girls Do Porn are on trial for coercing and lying to women about the way their films would be spread online.
Samantha Cole
10.11.19
HACK

A Hacker Stole 250K User Account Details from a Dutch Sex Work Site

By exposing a vulnerability in forum software, a hacker accessed 250,000 user details—including information that could identify individuals.
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Joseph Cox
10.10.19
Social Media

Am I an Asshole for Hating People Who Tweet 'Send Cute Pets?' An Investigation

I asked social researchers why people request cute dog and cat pics from strangers online when they're having a bad day.
Samantha Cole
10.8.19
bots

Microsoft Used Machine Learning to Make a Bot That Comments on News Articles For Some Reason

The algorithm automatically reads and digests new articles, and posts comments alongside humans.
Samantha Cole
10.4.19

Yahoo Engineer Used Insider Access to Get Private Photos of Women

Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted to hacking, finding, and downloading the private images and videos of thousands of Yahoo users while he worked for the company.
Samantha Cole
10.1.19

This Is How the Blowjob Billboard Was Hijacked to Show Porn

Police released footage of two suspects breaking into an Auburn Hills digital billboard that played porn for 20 minutes on Saturday night.
Samantha Cole
10.1.19
porn

Threesome Blowjob Scene on Giant Highway Billboard Could Have Caused an Accident, Police Say

Auburn Hills Police Department said that the porn, a threesome blowjob scene featuring Xev Bellringer, could have caused an accident.
Samantha Cole
9.30.19
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