Tech Firms’ Neglect Lets Pedophiles Run Rampant Online

Search engines, social networks and cloud storage are rife with opportunities for child-pornography users and child abusers to exploit, but the tech industry has consistently failed to take aggressive steps to shut it down. The New York Times tested the safeguards by programming searches that turned up dozens of banned images.

Federal Judge Axes Case Against Legal Brothels in Nevada

U.S. District Judge Miranda Du in Reno said in her Tuesday ruling that she empathized with three women who claim they were victims of sexual violence in Nevada and other places. However, the judge said the women live in Texas and she wasn’t convinced the profound harm they said they suffered was due to Nevada prostitution laws.

‘GirlsDoPorn’ Owners Arrested for Sex Trafficking

The owners and two employees of the GirlsDoPorn website face sex-trafficking charges in what federal investigators call a “scheme to deceive and coerce young women to appear in sex videos.” A criminal complaint in San Diego alleges that some women were threatened with “legal action or outing” if they didn’t perform.