The adult film industry is up in arms over 'Porn WikiLeaks' -- a new site offering the real names, birth dates and other private information belonging to more than 15,000 adult actors and actresses. As Gawker reported last week, Porn WikiLeaks obtained this information from a patient database at an STD testing clinic in California. In addition to the porn stars' real names, the leaked databa...
Share What do you have to do to leave your mark on Major League Baseball's official site? You could hit your local batting cage, weight room, or Mexican pharmacy. Or, you could just flood the site's messageboards with porn, as a group of knuckleheaded knuckleballers recently did. Since July 2009, MLB's message boards have been flooded by dozens of "threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, demea...
Share Whether deserved or not, the Internet receives a significant amount of criticism because of the ubiquity of snarky, rude, and vitriolic miscreants who delight in anonymously antagonizing people. The prevalence of such activity has given rise to the Net Commandments, and has even inspired a comprehensive categorization of message board flamers. Lost amid all that bloggery bravado and ins...
The cover of the book that is Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has "terrorist" written nowhere on it. The clean-cut, boyish face and the soft, timid eyes in the photograph above would seem more at home on the neck of a college classmate or fellow commuter than it would the shoulders of an Al Qaeda operative and attempted airplane bomber. If there is such a thing as a "typical" terrorist (and it's hard t...
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