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Google’s Chromecast Won’t Support Your Crippling Porn Addiction

He's pretty cute though. (Google)

Sorry Chromecast users, but you can’t stream live footage from the Playboy Mansion to your living room just yet.

Yesterday, Google released the Google Cast SDK (short for software development kit), which lets developers make their apps compatible with Google Chromecast. (Until now, Chromecast users could only enjoy a select few apps, including Netflix, Pandora, and YouTube.) Read More

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Facebook Suspends Woman’s Account Because of Home Birth Photos

Ms. Fowler and her newborn baby, looking far from pornographic (Instagram)

Facebook has temporarily suspended a California woman’s account after deciding photos of her home birth were in violation of its policies.

In December 2013, Venice Beach resident Ruth Fowler used Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to live blog the home birth of her son, Nye. She also documented her post-delivery trip to the hospital, where she went to treat her excess bleeding. By posting the candid photos, Ms. Fowler hoped to normalize the birthing process and help spread awareness about alternatives to giving birth at the hospital.

The photos included shots of her experiencing labor pains, preparing for the birth in a tub after her water broke, resting with and breastfeeding her son and donning an oversize diaper to catch excess blood.

Though Ms. Fowler told Betabeat she had received a surprising number of supportive emails, she noted that one entity isn’t quite as thrilled with the photos of her childbirth process and placenta: Facebook. Read More

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Survey Says Your Boss Is Probably Looking at Porn Right Now

Experts. (Photo: Shermanave.com)

Next time your workplace computer network feels a little sluggish, don’t be so quick to blame Time Warner. It might be infected with a digital STD thanks to your company’s pervy higher-ups.

A recent survey showed that corporate malware is often caused by senior managers peeping at porn on their work computers. Forty percent of malware experts polled said they’d removed the stuff from a boss’s machine, Time NewsFeed reports. Read More