YouTube Community Scrambles to Address Its Creep Problem

Last week, popular YouTube prankster Sam Pepper was justifiably raked over the coals over a video that depicted him forcibly grabbing women's butts and laughing at it like a stoned child after a dental appointment. Days later, news reports raised some serious allegations against Pepper: that he also sexually abused… » 9/30/14 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Cheating Site Ashley Madison Won't Delete Your Profile Unless You Pay

Famed cheating website and purveyor of trollish billboards Ashley Madison makes money in a few ways: first, by charging users to access the site. Secondly, by collecting fees from advertisers who wish to reach the site's users. The third? Charging users twenty bucks to delete their profiles. » 8/25/14 5:50pm 8/25/14 5:50pm

Fake Tinder Nurse Helpfully Reminds Creepy Dudes to Get Prostate Exams

Nicole is a conventionally cute 28-year-old health care worker who is on Tinder to meet men. But she's not interested in doing sex things to their penises, despite their insistent and creepy overtures (typed with dicks). She's interested instead in reminding them that they should get their butts checked out. And all… » 6/02/14 4:20pm 6/02/14 4:20pm

Facebook's 'Ask' Button Allows Friends to Bug You About Being Single

Apparently, Facebook really really really really really wants to know who you're fucking. The social network has introduced an annoying new feature it's calling the "ASK button" which will allow your nosy friends to, with the click of a mouse, directly ask you about the relationship status that you have deliberately… » 5/19/14 4:00pm 5/19/14 4:00pm

Classy Revenge Porn Mogul Offered Victims 'Reputation Management' Help

This week, California authorities arrested revenge porn kingpin Kevin Christopher Bollaert for extorting women whose nude photos he'd feature on a "revenge porn" website he started. Bollaert also offered the women featured on his site help with "reputation management"... for a price. » 12/13/13 7:00pm 12/13/13 7:00pm

Red Headed Women Are Best at Picking Passwords, for Some Reason

If you're a member of any website that requires a password for entry into your individual account, then sarcasmo-congratulations: chances are you really fucking suck at picking out passwords. But we're not all equally bad at it, nor is it a problem that cant' be remedied with a little elbow grease. » 12/02/13 12:50pm 12/02/13 12:50pm

Selfies Aren't Empowering. They're a Cry for Help.

Much virtual ink has been spilled over the past few days over the Oxford Dictionary's choice of "selfie" for 2013 word of the year. But I've noticed among the chorus of opinions on the social media self portrait an annoying trend: the selfie evangelist. Selfies are just dandy, they say, because they're a way for… » 11/21/13 12:20pm 11/21/13 12:20pm

Facebook Quietly Removes Roastbusters Page, Is Still Shitty

Shortly after we wrote about Facebook's refusal to remove a page glorifying the New Zealand Teen Rape Club known as the "Roast Busters," the page quietly disappeared from the social networking site. But don't bake Facebook any fucking cookies; there's still no way for users to report pages for "sexual violence." And… » 11/15/13 4:20pm 11/15/13 4:20pm

In The Future Everyone Will Have Naked Selfies Online

Back in the bad old days, all it took for a lady to get fired from teaching job or lose an election was flip the bird at or show her areolas to a digital camera. No longer. In fact, as a recent case in Texas shows, we're moving toward a future where the only response to revelations of a "naughty" digital past will be… » 10/10/13 11:25am 10/10/13 11:25am

Rejoice, Prolific Sexters: California Passes Anti-Revenge Porn Law

Revenge porn — or when a jerk posts private sexy photos of a woman online without her permission with the intent to humiliate or exact comeuppance — is seriously disruptive to the lives of the women victimized by it. Laws haven't caught up to reality, though, and in most states, once you sext a guy pictures of your… » 10/02/13 4:45pm 10/02/13 4:45pm

Shitty Art Gallery Displays Dick Pics Without Men's Knowledge

An art gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn will be dropping trou on a brand new exhibition this weekend: a treasury of dick pics, many of which were obtained under false pretenses, and all of which are being showcased without consent. Gentle readers, I know I say this a lot, but this time I mean it, hard: I hate this. » 8/20/13 2:10pm 8/20/13 2:10pm