Jeff Bezos goes public with alleged AMI blackmail over nudes

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) On Thursday afternoon, Jeff Bezos took to Medium to excoriate David Pecker and his company American Media Inc.—which owns the National Enquirer—for attempting “extortion and blackmail.” Rather than comply with their demands, the Amazon founder and CEO (who also owns The Washington Post) has published emails from AMI […]

Facebook was mocked by a bunch of museums for censoring the nudes of a master painter

Musea en Erfgoed Antwerpen/Wikimedia Commons Facebook has been ridiculed for censoring nude paintings by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens. A group of Flemish museums penned a playful letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking to discuss the matter. The Flemish tourist board also made a video poking fun at Facebook, showing social media agents preventing […]

AI to flag child porn images… but can’t distinguish between nudes & desert landscapes

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 14:41 UK police want artificial intelligence to assume the upsetting task of intercepting child-abuse images on suspects’ phones and computers. However, existing software can’t distinguish between a naked body and a desert landscape. London Metropolitan Police Head of Digital and Electronic Forensics Mark Stokes told The Telegraph that although the […]

Send nudes: Facebook asks users for naked photos to combat ‘revenge porn’

Facebook is teaming up with four countries to test a preemptive system to detect and defend against “revenge porn.” Users are being asked to upload nude photos of themselves to Messenger. The Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner announced they were partnering with the social media giant last week on a pilot scheme that will […]

Send nudes: Ransomware demands x-rated photos to unlock victim’s device

Published time: 24 Sep, 2017 15:31 In an entirely predictable development, victims of a new type of ransomware attack are being extorted for 10 nude pictures in order to unlock their computers. There have been several prominent ransomware outbreaks already this year. Perhaps the most high-profile attack was the WannaCry bug which hit more than […]