Porn's Not So Good For Your Health

Mia Malkova

Mia Malkova

So Utah’s porn haters have been successful: Porn is harming your health, it’s so because it just has to! Like tobacco or so. If you’re living in Utah, please close your browser now unless you think that things are, well, a little different.
In the meanwhile we’re presenting you ‘porn’s most beautiful woman’, Mia Malkova, who makes every smut flick look like a cinematic experience. Continue reading

Most Popular Porn Sites

Cassidey

Cassidey

When David Cameron started installing porn filters for whole UK the Israeli company Similarweb extended one of its studies for the British Guardian and examined popular websites that aren’t mentioned in common web reports. Yes, they examined the popularity of porn sites! Here you can find the world’s most popular porn sites. You may drill down these data up to certain countries. Another insight from Similarweb’s study is that online pornography is nowhere else more popular than in Germany: 12.5 percent of all web requests are leading to porn sites (UK: 8.5 percent, USA: 8.3 percent, world-wide: 7.7 percent).
And what’s your favourite porn site – apart from Mental Sinema, of course? Continue reading

Bang! Goes Your Freedom

Sophia Knight, Antonya

Sophia Knight, Antonya

The following text is a meditation written in the aftermath of Ed Snowden’s revelations. Still valid, I think.
So we did learn a lot about this XKeyScore software system in recent days. “Give me all emails from this account.” “Show me how often user xyz logs into that system.” No problem, NSA knows.
XKeyScore’s capabilities are as comprehensive as they are disturbing. Just imagine there’s a copy of all data arising when information is travelling between clients and servers. There’s no need to query servers directly; it’s the traffic between them and users that’s largely sufficient. Data that appeared instants ago, when it was transferred to your browser, for example.
Politicians hasten to lay emphasis that US citizens aren’t hit by this total Internet surveillance. But that’s not true, as you could read in yesterday’s Guardian article, based on Ed Snowden’s revelations. If a communication ends in the US, or is transferred through the US, further permissions are usually not required. No wonder that a ‘normal’ sysad like Snowden was able to get access to that system – and to use it.
Reducing these realizings to the lowest common denominator we can say that there is an institution that knows practically everything about our online behaviour. The eye that sees everything, at least in the digital world. It’s the caricature of a caricature: the omniscient observer, the God of Online. Continue reading

The Gap

Aryana Augustine

Aryana Augustine

But this is not the only thing that has changed. Sure, the Internet has become bigger and much more colorful. Websites have become applications, a lot of efforts and money were spent to give us tools like Tumblr which have become an important part in the life of many.
Another change, rather soft-footed and unnoticed by many, did also happen. The comforts of modern Internet has introduced a digital gap. Not just the gap between those who are enjoying the online world and those who don’t. It’s a different gap: it’s dividing the Internet user into consumers and criminals or terrorists. And that gap between being a consumer or being a terrorist can be damn narrow. Continue reading

Slightly Disturbing

Clara G, Nia Black

Clara G, Nia Black

If there’s a sight similar disturbing to male watchers like, say, squirting, then it’s certainly fisting. Hands, whole forearms disappearing in the female anatomy; self-fisting women who penetrate their vagina or anus – it looks rather easy, and given enough practice it even might not hurt – but it’s a sight I still didn’t get used to. Continue reading