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Microsoft staff sue over being force to watch smut

687474703a2f2f696d61676573352e66616e706f702e636f6d2f696d6167652f70686f746f732f32393530303030302f41726961476966732d617269612d6d6f6e74676f6d6572792d32393536333539302d3530302d3238302e676966While companies fire their staff for watching porn, Microsoft is being sued by some of its staff for making them watch it.

Former employees who worked for Microsoft’s Online Safety Team have sued their employer for not offering a good health plan while at the same time requiring them to watch the most horrendous porn and snuff films the Internet could throw at them.

Former employees Henry Soto and Greg Blauert allege in a lawsuit filed on 30 December that they were hired to screen Microsoft users’ communications for child pornography and evidence of other crimes. While that was not a problem, they claim that after years of being made to watch the “most twisted” videos on the internet, employees said they suffered severe psychological distress.

They asked Vole to stump up for a shrink or to pay for therapy so that they could cope, but Microsoft told them to have a smoking break instead. After all that is a bit cheaper.

Now the two former employees and their families are suing for damages from what they describe as permanent psychological injuries, for which they were denied worker’s compensation.

Microsoft is a little cross about the court case. “We have put in place robust wellness programs to ensure the employees who handle this material have the resources and support they need,” a spokesVole said.

However, the former employees allege neglect at Microsoft’s hands. Soto even says that he didn’t want to join the department in the first place.

He was already a Microsoft employee and was “involuntarily transferred” to the Online Safety Team in 2008. Soto “was not informed prior to the transfer as to the full nature” of his work, and was allegedly told that he would be reviewing “terms of use” violations.
Volish employee policy dictated that he and all other Online Safety Team members remain in their new posts for at least 18 months before getting a transfer.

Smutty VR exhibition suffers premature evacuation

maxresdefaultA Japanese VR sex festival had to shut down early after virtual porn fans caused overcrowding fears.

It seems that any thoughts that porn would not be the driving force for VR hardware were dismissed as streams of locals over filled the Adult VR Fest 01 in the Akihabara region of Tokyo.

A Japanese reporter told the world that those who did get to go inside got a bit excited.

VR porn enthusiasts rushed to have a go at some of the latest virtual reality gadgets. It was only a small exhibition, so about 20 got inside while a large crowd jostled for position outside in the queue.

Organisers called the event off saying they needed a bigger venue.

“There were so many that it was almost impossible to keep the situation under control. While waiting for my friends, I couldn’t help but think that if they couldn’t control the mass of people, a riot or something similar could happen,” one person in the crowd told the press.

It all appeared to be men, another hack noticed.

“They don’t like this world, and they know women don’t see them in a good light. They have their own needs that have yet to be fulfilled, but they don’t want to bother anyone with them,” one report noted.

 

Virtual Smut will be the driver for VR

maxresdefaultIt is starting to look that virtual smut (VR) will be the driver for the next wave of technology.

VR needs a killer app which will encourage people to buy the expensive equipment and now it seems that they are looking to the porn industry to supply it.

Google Trends has noticed that there has been a huge blip of search interest for VR porn. There was a little spike in interest 2014 when search volume began to pick up, a spike over the first couple of months of 2015 before things fell back down a bit and levelled off for much of the remainder of the year.

Then in in November of 2015 search volume skyrocketed and kept climbing until a peak in April of this year. Based on the chart, search volume for the phrase rose a staggering 10,000 per cent (100X) over that 20-month period beginning in November of 2014.

You would expect that the porn driven searches could come, so to speak, from the United States but in fact they are mostly from Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Finland, South Korea, Sweden and Malaysia. Top cities where these searches are coming from are Helsinki, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Singapore, Tel Aviv, and Seoul.

All this seems to point to the rise of VR Porn within a year or two and that there will be exponential growth within the market.

Google Trends says that people are more willing to search for VR Porn in the colder months (November-March) and the colder climates (besides Asia).

Aussie censorship filter "delayed"

Plans to censor the world wide wibble “china style” have been mothballed at least until next year.
That does not mean that Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has capitulated to widespread concerns over his internet censorship plan.

Nor does it mean that he has been listening to Academics, ISP experts, political opponents, the US government, and sane people and seen reason.

Nope, he wants to wait until there can be review of RC classification guidelines by state and territory censorship ministers. In short they want to calculate how many tits they will allow on a page before it is blocked.

This extensive smut policy will not even begin until the middle of next year. First a bath large enough to hold all state and territory censorship ministers will have to be built. This will be used to keep them cool as they debate whether it is important to see a woman’s ankle in the 21st century.

Senator Conroy told AP that the “some sections of the community have expressed concern about whether the range of material included in the RC category … correctly reflects current community standards.”
Apparently some people don’t believe that Australians are the puritan snowflakes depicted in Crocodile Dundee and Barry MacKenzie.

Others think that it is ok for people to disagree with elected representatives on important policy matters.
Conroy said that since the government’s mandatory ISP filtering policy is underpinned “by the strength of our classification system”, the legal obligation to commence mandatory ISP filtering will not be imposed until the review is completed.”

Major Aussie ISPs, Optus, Telstra and iPrimus have pledged to block child-abuse websites voluntarily which is what the rest of civilised society does.

However, while he waves the kiddie porn threat Conroy wants a wider censorship approach which will appease born again christians.

But,  the Greens claim that the move by the government as a sign the critics were winning their battle to have the policy modified.

However, Conway has not shown that he really cares about what other people think about his filter. This delay could be to create an internet filter which is even more draconian than the Chinese one.