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(Telegraph)   Free streaming porn sites are among the most meticulous trackers and aggregators of your user data. Why? They are using that data to serve back specialized porn and turn a staggering 10 percent of users into paying customers every year   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 85
    More: Scary, Martin Daubney, documentary television, Internet pornography  
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2014-02-07 11:31:20 AM  
That's why I like to look at gay porn every now and then.  Just to throw off the statistics.  Take THAT, porn manufacturers!
 
2014-02-07 11:50:04 AM  
So THAT'S why all my popups are MLP-pigroast-airtight-latex-vacuum-sensorydep-ballgag-cheerleader-them ed.

Rev. Skarekroe: That's why I like to look at gay porn every now and then.  Just to throw off the statistics.  Take THAT, porn manufacturers!


Whatever you need to use to justify it in your own mind, Twinky...:)

/NTTAWWT
 
2014-02-07 11:57:50 AM  
If it means more midget lesbian fisting,I can deal with it.
 
2014-02-07 12:17:53 PM  
Who also happen to be in the top ten percent of the most gullible people on the internet
 
2014-02-07 12:43:05 PM  
Porn sites: They know you like the palm of your hand.
 
2014-02-07 12:46:43 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Just to throw off the statistics.


Internet people have the strangest euphemisms for jerking off.
 
2014-02-07 12:49:22 PM  
It sort of worked on me once. Going through videos on a free site I found several teaser videos that interested me, so I went and bought a 3 month pass to the site. Canceled before the 3 months was up but they got a few bucks out of me.

Don't know if that type of video was targeted at me due to previous browsing habits, but it could have been a factor.
 
2014-02-07 12:53:10 PM  
So.... they track our porn habits to figure out what kind of porn we like, but do they make better porn than the free stuff we browse so we would pay for it?

70's porn seems to be making a comeback, if you know what I mean.
 
2014-02-07 01:13:53 PM  
Just as porn drove the mass adoption of VHS over Betamax, the desire of porn sites to make money helped
drive the first practical secure online payment systems.

Porn has always driven technological innovation.
 
2014-02-07 01:20:53 PM  
An estimated 10 per cent of porn users will ultimately pay. Maybe not this week, or even this year. Maybe not ever

I'm not sure if TFA of TFA is foggy on "will ultimately pay" or "maybe not ever"...
 
2014-02-07 01:21:57 PM  
They know.
 
2014-02-07 01:25:31 PM  
So this is why all that incest porn has been coming up lately.

I mean, that's interesting.
 
2014-02-07 01:25:32 PM  
Private browsing?
 
2014-02-07 01:26:35 PM  
For one, this article is incredibly sexist. "Men who watch porn" is all over the place, despite no data that it is men actually watching. Women can be football fans and women can watch porn too.

Second, "Firstly, it was conclusive proof that most men turn to porn not when they are happy, but when they are at their most vulnerable."

Bullshiat.

Men turn to porn when they are bored. Football getting boring? Turn on some porn. Going to bed, not that tired and bored? Turn on some porn. Porn viewership is driven by boredom, like most activities in general.
 
2014-02-07 01:35:59 PM  
So ... They're using the fark.com business model then?

You know.  Give some of it away for free, and hope that the hard-core libs with no lives can convince other brainless people to pay 5 bucks a month for the privilege of what?  Commiserating?   As far as I understand it (and I don't care if I'm wrong)  "Total Farkers" have little/no control over what makes the main pages.  You all just get to talk about it before i goes 'green'.  Whoop-de-doo!
 
2014-02-07 01:40:21 PM  
I have this one little trick that will save you 60 bucks a year.  But only if you're a "Total Farker"
 
2014-02-07 01:48:31 PM  
An estimated 10 per cent of porn users will ultimately pay.

Taken out of context, I imagine this statement being said by a cabal of angry wives.
 
2014-02-07 01:52:23 PM  
Nipples.
 
2014-02-07 01:55:49 PM  

brap: Porn sites: They know you like the palm of your hand.


cdn2-b.examiner.com

/well played
 
2014-02-07 01:58:41 PM  

epyonyx: Private browsing?


i've always wondered if private browsing, deleting history/cache/cookies/etc really helps much.

/ what are the risks of browsing (not downloading) pr0n anyways?
// not knowledgeable of security stuffs on the internets.  i just avoid sites that i assume are nefarious.  which basically includes any sites with pop-up ads, directed ads, etc.
 
2014-02-07 02:00:54 PM  
I typically use four proxies.  Not only does it keep me safe but the lag adds a real suspense
 
2014-02-07 02:03:45 PM  

Mangoose: Rev. Skarekroe: Just to throw off the statistics.

Internet people have the strangest euphemisms for jerking off.


That statement totally needs to become a gif meme
 
2014-02-07 02:09:12 PM  

pute kisses like a man: epyonyx: Private browsing?

i've always wondered if private browsing, deleting history/cache/cookies/etc really helps much.

/ what are the risks of browsing (not downloading) pr0n anyways?
// not knowledgeable of security stuffs on the internets.  i just avoid sites that i assume are nefarious.  which basically includes any sites with pop-up ads, directed ads, etc.


The only real danger is the looser standards for advertising they'll allow for, basically letting shady businesses throw their own ads (read:  scripted animated stuff which is capable of trying to attack your browser's vulnerabilities), there's a gigantic market for these advertising spots and a vast ecosystem of advertisers and marketers all vying for those spots and reselling them etc so it could be several degrees of separation between the actual website host and the group who coded the ads displayed on it.  You stop the ads and you'll stop the biggest attack vector against your computer (adblock pro is awesome).
 
2014-02-07 02:10:26 PM  
Some of the ads they've suggested have been so good I didn't need the video. Keep it up ;0
 
2014-02-07 02:28:04 PM  
On Tuesday morning, after their crushing defeat at the Super Bowl, Denver Broncos fans were subjected to another ritual humiliation that proved beyond doubt they were, for a while at least, the biggest w*****s in America.

Is this article censoring "wussies" or "wankers"? If it is, that would automatically make the author the biggest "wussie" or "wanker" on earth.
 
2014-02-07 02:29:01 PM  

Cheron: I typically use four proxies.  Not only does it keep me safe but the lag adds a real suspense


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-02-07 02:31:48 PM  
Every single porn consumer of "news"  is being used, manipulated and watched. It is this feeling that I was no longer in control that put me off porn journalism forever. We are all of us mere pawns in the hyper-capitalised world of porn. "journalism"

FTFY. According to Ghostery there are 15 different trackers on the Telegraph's website. So if you can't beat em, join em, eh Mr. Daubney.
 
2014-02-07 02:53:32 PM  
Sasha Grey stated in a podcast that the richest people in porn are the ones running 'free' porn sites.  Think it could have been on The Nerdist.
 
2014-02-07 02:58:28 PM  
My porn time is so constricted with having a wife and a baby that I don't need to pay.. just a few seconds of vid to get the mind going and I'm off!
 
2014-02-07 03:04:43 PM  
FTFA:  Every single porn user is being used, manipulated and watched. It is this feeling that I was no longer in control that put me off porn forever. We are all of us mere pawns in the hyper-capitalised world of porn.

And this is different from every other business ...how?
 
2014-02-07 03:06:29 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Just as porn drove the mass adoption of VHS over Betamax, the desire of porn sites to make money helped
drive the first practical secure online payment systems.

Porn has always driven technological innovation.


I believe you can add streaming video to that as well.
 
2014-02-07 03:09:06 PM  
Let me know when they've tracked my activity enough they can repeatedly loop back 45 seconds at the good part.
 
2014-02-07 03:29:55 PM  

Pixel_Jockey: DjangoStonereaver: Just as porn drove the mass adoption of VHS over Betamax, the desire of porn sites to make money helped
drive the first practical secure online payment systems.

Porn has always driven technological innovation.

I believe you can add streaming video to that as well.


yeah there's a saying that goes any technical innovation on the inet can't be considered a success until it is adopted by the porn industry.
 
2014-02-07 03:30:18 PM  
I'm just waiting for when it goes the other way (and there is already a service that does this, IIRC) - gives you some options on "style", subject, length (phrasing) - then gives you your "menu".

// what the hell is it called? we even had a thread on it a few months back
// asking for a friend
 
2014-02-07 03:30:25 PM  

BumpInTheNight: pute kisses like a man: epyonyx: Private browsing?

i've always wondered if private browsing, deleting history/cache/cookies/etc really helps much.

/ what are the risks of browsing (not downloading) pr0n anyways?
// not knowledgeable of security stuffs on the internets.  i just avoid sites that i assume are nefarious.  which basically includes any sites with pop-up ads, directed ads, etc.

The only real danger is the looser standards for advertising they'll allow for, basically letting shady businesses throw their own ads (read:  scripted animated stuff which is capable of trying to attack your browser's vulnerabilities), there's a gigantic market for these advertising spots and a vast ecosystem of advertisers and marketers all vying for those spots and reselling them etc so it could be several degrees of separation between the actual website host and the group who coded the ads displayed on it.  You stop the ads and you'll stop the biggest attack vector against your computer (adblock pro is awesome).


The most dangerous sites to browse:

- Church websites: they're usually set up by some parishoner's nephew who knows nothing about infosec, so they end up getting compromised and hosting malware that infects your browser.

- Lyric websites: in the US posting song lyrics is a copyright violation (it's re-publishing copyrighted poetry, after all). So those sites are all sketchy, and thusly host sketchy ads.
 
2014-02-07 03:33:37 PM  
I have to imagine my profile is their marketing department's worst nightmare.

"Ok the lesbian rim jobs I get, but what...why? Why would he search for that? We don't have ads for that."
 
2014-02-07 03:46:57 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly: BumpInTheNight: pute kisses like a man: epyonyx: Private browsing?

i've always wondered if private browsing, deleting history/cache/cookies/etc really helps much.

/ what are the risks of browsing (not downloading) pr0n anyways?
// not knowledgeable of security stuffs on the internets.  i just avoid sites that i assume are nefarious.  which basically includes any sites with pop-up ads, directed ads, etc.

The only real danger is the looser standards for advertising they'll allow for, basically letting shady businesses throw their own ads (read:  scripted animated stuff which is capable of trying to attack your browser's vulnerabilities), there's a gigantic market for these advertising spots and a vast ecosystem of advertisers and marketers all vying for those spots and reselling them etc so it could be several degrees of separation between the actual website host and the group who coded the ads displayed on it.  You stop the ads and you'll stop the biggest attack vector against your computer (adblock pro is awesome).

The most dangerous sites to browse:

- Church websites: they're usually set up by some parishoner's nephew who knows nothing about infosec, so they end up getting compromised and hosting malware that infects your browser.


We had a major issue at work with that. The machine we kept our Fed Ex server on was infected and we come to find out a bunch of the bible thumpers we worked with were using it for their church business. Having one station down for 2 days really farked up work so we had the 3 of them process everything and they cried about it for those 2 days.
 
2014-02-07 04:14:15 PM  
Sure wood explain the ever growing number of anal cream pie videos it serves up.
 
2014-02-07 04:32:17 PM  

Pixel_Jockey: DjangoStonereaver: Just as porn drove the mass adoption of VHS over Betamax, the desire of porn sites to make money helped
drive the first practical secure online payment systems.

Porn has always driven technological innovation.

I believe you can add streaming video to that as well.


Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of film history was also driven by it in some way... I can see George Eastman now, inventing techniques to make his private porn collection look better. "it's for... business.. yeah."
 
2014-02-07 04:41:49 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: If it means more midget lesbian fisting,I can deal with it.


Just to clarify, does that refer to fisting midget lesbians, or fisting someone WITH a midget lesbian?
 
2014-02-07 04:49:38 PM  

Gaseous Anomaly: The most dangerous sites to browse:

- Church websites: they're usually set up by some parishoner's nephew who knows nothing about infosec, so they end up getting compromised and hosting malware that infects your browser.

- Lyric websites: in the US posting song lyrics is a copyright violation (it's re-publishing copyrighted poetry, after all). So those sites are all sketchy, and thusly host sketchy ads.


I've got to think the well-known sports streaming sites are up there.  Holy bejesus does it ever feel like walking through a very bad part of town (or so I hear).
 
2014-02-07 04:53:55 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: We don't have ads for that


What?  Extinct taxidermy bukkake?
 
2014-02-07 04:56:24 PM  

brap: Porn sites: They know you like the palm of your hand.


i660.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-07 05:04:44 PM  
Ghostery. Use it.
 
2014-02-07 05:22:38 PM  

Pixel_Jockey: DjangoStonereaver: Just as porn drove the mass adoption of VHS over Betamax, the desire of porn sites to make money helped
drive the first practical secure online payment systems.

Porn has always driven technological innovation.

I believe you can add streaming video to that as well.


But not 3D, 4k, talkies, color film, stereo, surround sound, Dolby, laserdiscs....
 
2014-02-07 05:26:32 PM  

Cymbal: Sure wood explain the ever growing number of anal cream pie videos it serves up.


heh heh wood heh heh
 
2014-02-07 05:31:14 PM  
Bored...porn.   Isn't that obvious?

But what categories are popular?
Do you have a graphic that show it nationwide?  Globally?


I want stats.
If you're going to use my efforts...I want yours dammit.  Show me the numbers.
It's only fair.
 
2014-02-07 05:33:57 PM  

mcreadyblue: Pixel_Jockey: DjangoStonereaver: Just as porn drove the mass adoption of VHS over Betamax, the desire of porn sites to make money helped
drive the first practical secure online payment systems.

Porn has always driven technological innovation.

I believe you can add streaming video to that as well.

But not 3D, 4k, talkies, color film, stereo, surround sound, Dolby, laserdiscs....


Are you suggesting that porn did not spread (phrasing) to those media pretty much as soon as they were commercially available? Because the history of the camera - at pretty much every stage from daguerreotype on - has followed the history of (at least amateur) porn fairly closely.

// didn't need spell-check for either instance of "daguerreotype"
 
2014-02-07 05:35:18 PM  
dahmers love zombie:

Rev. Skarekroe: That's why I like to look at gay porn every now and then.  Just to throw off the statistics.  Take THAT, porn manufacturers!

Whatever you need to use to justify it in your own mind, Twinky...:)

i1277.photobucket.com


/NTTAWWT


i1277.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-07 05:36:14 PM  

Dr Dreidel: mcreadyblue: Pixel_Jockey: DjangoStonereaver: Just as porn drove the mass adoption of VHS over Betamax, the desire of porn sites to make money helped
drive the first practical secure online payment systems.

Porn has always driven technological innovation.

I believe you can add streaming video to that as well.

But not 3D, 4k, talkies, color film, stereo, surround sound, Dolby, laserdiscs....

Are you suggesting that porn did not spread (phrasing) to those media pretty much as soon as they were commercially available? Because the history of the camera - at pretty much every stage from daguerreotype on - has followed the history of (at least amateur) porn fairly closely.

// didn't need spell-check for either instance of "daguerreotype"


No, only that porn did not drive the technical innovation.
 
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