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Pornhub sued for allegedly serving “under-age, non-consensual” videos

Enlarge / A Pornhub logo at the company’s booth during the 2018 AVN Adult Expo on January 25, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images | Gabe Ginsberg Pornhub was sued yesterday by 34 women alleging that the site hosted videos without their consent and profited from other nonconsensual content involving rape, child sexual abuse, …

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Pornhub brings in third-party “identity verification” system for users

Enlarge / A Pornhub logo at the company’s booth during the 2018 AVN Adult Expo on January 25, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images | Gabe Ginsberg Adult website Pornhub this week announced a slew of new security features and policies as it tries to get back in the world’s good graces in the …

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Pornhub squarely targeted in bipartisan bill to regulate sex work online

Enlarge / Silhouette of person in front of laser-light projection. Getty | picturegarden In the wake of recent allegations against Pornhub and its parent company Mindgeek, senators from both parties have introduced a new bill that would impose sweeping new regulations on online sites, platforms, and apps that host adult content. Though the bill is …

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MindGeek: The secretive owner of Pornhub and RedTube

Enlarge Financial Times, Dreamstime Mario Salieri was shooting a pornographic movie in a lavish Prague villa two decades ago when he first caught sight of the computer geeks who were about to upend his industry. “The owner of the villa asked me if we could offer a sandwich to a young computer programmer who had …

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Visa and Mastercard ban Pornhub over abusive videos

Enlarge RyanJLane / Getty Images Pornhub has been banned from accepting payments over the Visa and Mastercard networks—a serious blow for a site that has come under increasing fire for failing to effectively filter harmful content. “The issue is not pornography but rape,” wrote New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in a column last week …

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Mastercard cuts off payments to Pornhub

NurPhoto via Getty Images Pornhub is no longer able to accept payments from Mastercard. The credit card company says it’s axing its relationship with the website after finding illegal content on the site.  “Today, the use of our cards at Pornhub is being terminated,” Mastercard told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, whose investigation into …

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The Moss Piglet Dilemma: Paypal Bans Payments to Merchants Using the Word ‘Tardigrade’

The popular payment provider Paypal has been known for cutting off a number of merchants and organizations over the years. This week, the public found out that Paypal has been censoring merchants that sell items related to the name “tardigrade” just because a Balkan arms dealer uses the same name. The story shows just how …

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