Big Reversal On Erotica Policy By PayPal

Last month, PayPal notified a number of important e-book distributors and gave them a surprising mandate to remove certain erotica categories from their catalogs or else. The categories included any erotica that covered rape, incest and beastiality. The “or else”…

XBLA Achievement Guidelines Changing Soon (Rumor)

Ever since Microsoft has introduced the achievement system in 2005 with the launch of the Xbox 360, it has proven to be one of the most popular additions to gaming. There’s something about completing an objective and hearing that little…

PayPal Agrees to Ban Books with Obscene Content

PayPal is sparking some tension in the publishing world by requesting that e-book contributors ban books that contain “obscene themes including rape, bestiality or incest.” PayPal notified Mark Coker, founder of e-book publisher and distributor of Smashwords, that it would…

Google Privacy Policy – Twitter Reacts

Those Google Privacy Policy changes that you’ve been seeing pop-ups about for weeks (“This stuff matters”) goes into effect today. The changes have a lot of people, including governments, up in arms concerning their legality. Despite the uproar, Google has…

Facebook Continues To Yank Breastfeeding Photos

Another day, another set of breastfeeding images removed from Facebook. This time, the affected group of breastfeeding activists hail from the Respect The Breast Facebook page. The page’s founder, Heather Stultz, told the Huffington Post that in the last few…

Reddit: No Sexual Content Featuring Minors

Reddit has made an announcement concerning a topic that has hounded the online community for some time now – as of Sunday, they are adding a new overarching rule concerning sexually suggestive content featuring young girls. “Today we are adding…

Facebook’s Breast Phobia Is Absolutely Ridiculous

Full disclosure: I’m much, much more socially liberal than the average bear. I won’t get into specifics about certain policy positions – but let’s just say that I fail to see how a little lightening up could do anything but…

Breastfeeding Women of Facebook Bemoan Photo Removal Practices

Facebook has always been a little prudish when it comes to breasts. Although Facebook’s policy strictly prohibits the sharing of images with nudity, the line regarding what constitutes nudity is oftentimes a bit blurry. Just in personal experience, I’ve had…

SOPA/PIPA Congressional Support Nosedives, OR The Internet’s Little Victories

Back when we first covered SOPA Opera, the tool created by Dan Nguyen, the distribution of Congressional support and opposition for SOPA and PIPA painted a pretty grim picture. On January 6th, the tracking tool showed 81 members confirmed to…

BREAKING: Harry Reid Delays PIPA Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to postpone action on the Protect IP Act. In a statement, Reid said “In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT IP Act.” From the Senator’s…