China's WeChat closes hundreds of accounts amid govt crackdown

Hundreds of accounts which spread rumours, pornography and violence on leading instant messaging platform WeChat have been shut down in China in the wake of increased government regulations.

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SC slams Centre for not effectively banning porn websites
SC slams Centre for not effectively banning porn websites

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern to the Centre that law must be faster than technology. Whereas the Centre has informed SC that they cannot direct internet servers to block four crore porn websites in India.

Porn viewing puts women at cybersex addiction risk

Women who regularly visit pornography sites on internet are at a greater risk of developing cybersex addiction, says a significant study.

40 percent Goa college, school boys watch rape porn

Forty percent of college and higher secondary school boys in Goa watch rape porn and statistically end up watching 86,000 rape videos per day, according to a survey.

China launches campaign to clean up porn apps in mobiles

China has launched a campaign to clamp down on pornography circulated on smart phone applications and will also set up a system to identify its creators.

Chinese official caught hiding porn in Buddha statues

A provincial official in China has been caught hiding nearly a hundred pornographic videos in a cabinet containing numerous Buddhist statues and paintings.

China`s WeChat shuts 20 million prostitution-related accounts?

The operator of WeChat, a popular instant messaging service in China today said it has shut down 20 million prostitution-related accounts so far this year to support the government`s crackdown on online pornography.

Man held for posting lover`s video online

A man has been arrested in West Bengal`s Darjeeling town for having sex with a girl on the false promise of marriage, shooting a video during the act and posting it on the internet when she refused to succumb to his blackmail, police said Saturday.

Japan to ban possession of child pornography except comics

Japan, the only country among the G7 nations that does not prohibit possession of child pornography, has taken an important step towards making it illegal although the law does not include comics.

China launches crackdown on online porn

China on Sunday announced to launch a renewed campaign against the spread of pornography on the Internet and asked websites and portals to clean up their links to avoid shutdown.

Pornography should not be for the sake of it: `Mastram` director

Akhilesh Jaiswal has embarked on a filmmaking journey with ‘Mastram’, a fictional biography of the well-known Hindi erotica writer.

New system can scan Internet for illegal images

Scientists have developed a new system that makes it possible to scan traffic on the Internet for illegal photographs.

US dismantles huge international child porn website

The United States announced today it has dismantled a massive international online child pornography ring, one of the largest such operations ever uncovered.

Top Massachusetts court rules `upskirt` photos legal

The top court in Massachusetts has ruled that `upskirting` - the practice of secretly photographing under a woman`s skirt - is not prohibited by state law.

Former US congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

Former US Rep Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence.

Indian origin ex-MP challenges pornography allegations

Indian-origin former German lawmaker has challenged the child pornography allegations levelled against him by state prosecutors, accusing them of lying about the probe against him.
Sebastian Edathy, 44, who is facing probe for allegedly possessing child pornography, has denied any wrongdoing.

German minister resigns over child pornography `probe leak`

Chancellor Angela Merkel-led new German government has been jolted by its first political crisis after a minister resigned over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child pornography probe involving an Indian-origin ex-MP.

FIR against Google for `access` to pornography

FIR was lodged against Google under the IT Act following a complaint by a local for allegedly facilitating pornographic content on android based mobile phones, easily accessible to underage users.