Posts tagged 'Porn'

The great pornwall of Britain

Pints, royals, strawberries and cream, bulldogs, cricket, fry-ups, football hooligans, and porn filters. All things British. The last item on the list being a recent arrival announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech last week.

The filters will require an active selection to be able to view porn — plus anything that gets misidentified as porn — on one’s home internet connection.

Now, given that many Brits seem barely able flirt without the aid of alcohol (sorry!), one wonders exactly how many people will go to the trouble of getting the filters removed… but allow FT Alphaville to note that we kinda put “porn” in at least a couple of headlines over the last year. Just FYI. Read more

SEC staff keep close tabs on seedy markets

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has been roundly and rightly criticised for its failure to investigate Bernard Madoff’s fund-turned-Ponzi; a story in the Washington Times on Tuesday suggested the regulator’s staff may have spent more time keeping an eye on other, erm, assets.

From the Washington Times: Read more

CNBC = NSFW

What is CNBC playing at? The business network seems to be getting into Fox Business territory with its latest online feature, or “Highlights From Frederick’s 2009 Fall Collection”.

A sample of the goods on display (click to enlarge, but only if your boss isn’t looking): Read more