A Defunct Video Hosting Site Is Flooding Normal Websites With Hardcore Porn

... As pointed out by Twitter user @dox_gay, hardcore porn is now embedded on the pages of the Huffington Post, New York magazine, The Washington Post, and a host of other websites. This is because a porn site called 5 Star Porn HD bought the domain for Vidme, a brief YouTube competitor founded in 2014 and shuttered in 2017. Its Twitter account is still up, but the domain lapsed. ...

The trend toward embeds rather than screenshots or direct copying has long struck me as ill-conceived.

At least it's only pr0n. As a vector for malware / spyware injection, this could be even more interesting.

vice.com/en/article/qj8xz3/a-d

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

@dredmorbius And this is why you should always own your own data

@fluffy @dredmorbius Is there a term like "digital divide" but between the theoretical capabilities offered by the internet and the actual capabilities that are practical for individual publishers

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@scanlime How do you mean / in what way?

I'd think "potential / achievement" as a fraction or ratio might be what you're looking for.

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@dredmorbius @fluffy this makes it sound like I'm grading a standardized elementary school test. more like the gap between idealized spherical problem that computer scientists or rich hobbyists approach, vs something with real world constraints of life and organization

@scanlime "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they differ."

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