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- “A woman raped by her Uber driver in India is suing both the company and three current and former top executives after it was revealed Eric Alexander, the company’s president of business in Asia Pacific, had accessed and was carrying around her medical records.”
* Woman raped by an Uber driver in India is now suing the company for privacy violations (TechCrunch)
- “As part of its PornHub Insights reporting, where the company presents data and viewing trends of its users, a series of infographics reveal that VR porn isn’t just gaining popularity. PornHub also shows when and what type of content people are seeking out in their hunt for virtual reality sex flicks.”
* VR Porn Booms in Popularity with 500K Views a Day at PornHub (Future of Sex)
- “A third front is opening in the Trumpian war on other people’s sex lives: The return of abstinence-only education, which many Americans believe had died off after President George W. Bush left office. Well, abstinence-only ed is coming back, but this time around, its proponents hope that voters, especially parents, don’t notice the return to the classroom of religious anti-sex propaganda.”
* Abstinence only, rebranded: Failed right-wing sex-ed policy returns as “sexual risk avoidance” (Salon)
— Bedsider (@Bedsider) June 15, 2017
- “After more than 10 years of helping people anonymously share nudes and porn online, Eroshare will shut down at the end of the month. The site launched in 2007 and was something of an alternative to YouTube, which has always banned porn.”
* Amateur Porn Platform Eroshare Is Shutting Down (Motherboard)
- “So far this year, federal lawmakers have introduced more than 30 bills related to “sex trafficking,” which many in government now define to mean all prostitution. This week alone brought three new efforts. ”
* Congress Wants to Let Cops Wiretap Sex Workers, the CDC Study Them, and Homeland Security Screen Them (Reason)
- “In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the D.C.-based nonprofit group alleges the Education Department has wrongfully failed to release public records that should have been released by now under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).”
* Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations (Washington Post)
- “CamSoda may be a relatively small porn industry player, but it has embraced new technology by offering things like holographic girls and virtual blowjobs. Now, it’s trying to meld two other popular attractions: amateur performers and live webcams with an offering called LifeStream.”
* CamSoda wants you to broadcast your life, sex optional (Engadget)
- “This week’s scandal on Bachelor in Paradise, involving allegations of sexual misconduct between cast members DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, demonstrates the risks that both cast members and producers face when they sacrifice safety and self-interest on the altar of reality-TV spectacle.”
* This Is How Sex Is Orchestrated on Reality Shows Like Bachelor in Paradise (Vulture)
- “SKYN condoms [has a] new skill for Amazon’s Alexa. It’s called Set the Mood, and it’s got a variety of playlists perfect for your next sexy occasion. … You can then say things like “I’m feeling sexy” or the slightly more awkward “I’m feeling intimate,” and that will start the music flowing. … Besides playing music, you can ask Alexa to find you condoms.”
* A new Alexa skill will help you set the mood. Oh, and buy condoms. (Mashable)
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— Internet of Dongs (@internetofdongs) June 15, 2017
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