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Much ado was made this week about the woman who is "the inspiration" for CSI: Cyber and her recent tech talk about hacking's "cyberpsychology" -- and her bizarre sexualization of it... It was irresistible. I hope you like it! 
My first session with a cyberpsychologist didn't go so well. She asked me to lay back on the couch, relax, and "think of cyber." "You know," she said, "what y...
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Medium contacted me about publishing this on their site ("Hi from Medium - We loved your piece"). Apparently it hit a nerve in their offices, and sparked "intense conversation." It wasn't an easy post to write.
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hugs This is insane. Screw you, Facebook.
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Call for reviewers! New book, Wetware: Cyberpunk Erotica...
Call for reviewers: Wetware: Cyberpunk EroticaWant to review Wetware: Cyberpunk Erotica for free? Do you have an Amazon account, and will actually post a review? Be one of the first ten people to sign up, and Wetware's sex-saturated cyberpunk future worlds will be in your inbox by midnight. Wetware blends sci-fi and sex in a heady, seven-story collection where cyberpunk anti-heroes face global conspiracies, misused government R&D, thugs, drugs, true love, artificial intelligence, and venge...
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I want to read it! I think the ladies in +Vaginal Fantasy book club would be interested in this too!
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Testing the all-new G+ sharing feature on my completely redesigned website, TinyNibbles (NSFW)! New, full sections on art, sexual health resources, fashion, anti-porn arguments, erotica and tons more. Click by and say hi! My site will be 15 years old this year... and I'm loving what it has become.
You’re looking at a completely new TinyNibbles! New design, evolved style, refined topics, faster everything, mobile prettiness, and better security (with a few more added security features wrapping up as I write this). As much as I hated not posting here for a week, now you know what’s been keeping me so busy. Working on…
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Fantastic! 15 years is a huge achievement :)
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I have NSFW Sunday longreads for you -- and yes, that's Mad Max actress Rosie Huntington Whiteley on the cover of Lui magazine!
I make the books I want to read: Check out Fetish Sex, Filthy Housewives, Bisexual Husbands and pre-order the new (revised, expanded) Smart Girl's Guide to
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My new piece for Engadget talks about the US government's plans for a global weapons pact that would likely make us even less safe from domestic security breaches, and could make certain kinds of code illegal to export unless the government gets copies of it first.

I worked really hard on this, I hope you enjoy it.
When the US Bureau of Industry and Security published how it plans to implement the sections on hacking technologies in a global weapons trade pact calle
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My new column for Engadget launched today! It's called Bad Password, and I hope you like it. I've been wanting to do a column like this for a very long time. I aim to rustle jimmies.
Violet Blue explores the problems with branding exploits in the first installment of her new column, Bad Password.
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It's an episode guide of the hacks of Mr. Robot and the research behind them -- and my colleagues are enjoying it, too! If you're a fan like me, this might help tide you over until this week's finale :)
+Violet Blue's entertaining and informative photo-gallery on Mr. Robot. I really must make time to catch up on this show. 
While we wait for the last episode of Mr. Robot’s first season, we've put together an episode guide to the show's standout hacks, and the research behind the show’s very real tools and techniques.
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Huge fan of Mr Robot. I miss it already
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If you, or anyone you know, has been asked to submit ID to Facebook, please read this. It's also the first report to show that Facebook is the number one hot spot online for stalking, harassment and abuse -- despite its "real names" policy.

For those of us who watched Google evolve during the #Nymwars  it's both terrifying and validating.

The report is from NNEDV, and those at extreme risk (at least 23 million Facebook users) are victims of domestic violence, victims of sexual assault, women, and LGBTQ people.
Despite Facebook's insistence that its "real names" policy keeps its users safe, a new report reveals that Facebook is the least safe place for women onl
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I reviewed the USB armory, and it's amazing. My kitten likes, it too...
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Obviously a nerd's cat, already trained to grab the most valuable electronics in the house an stress-test them :D

But you're article seems spot on, it sounds like the USB wet-dream of any security-minded hacker or paranoid, but not yet ready for folks like me, who have only a rudimentary grasp of high level encryption and opsec. Though I am curious if that SD header is on the SDHC or -XC spec. That could determine a lot of the usefulness right there, between 32 gigs of onboard storage, and 128+
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Fun stuff! I wrote about author David Levy's new venture, Erotic Chatbots Ltd. (site has NSFW content).
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Google, always full of surprises.
Summary:Google quietly made substantial changes to its Plus user policies, addressing the tactics of social attackers and relaxing its feelings about art nudes.
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Awarded author, CNET and CBSi/ZDNet journalist, Zero Day reporter, Oprah's porn pundit, privacy fetishist, motard rider, incendiary device, constant controversy; sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc.
Don't get hacked. Make stalker-proof online profiles.

Also: protect yourself from webcam hacking and spying with Privacy Stickers (for computer and PC).

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Check out my newest NSFW book Filthy Housewives, made possible by indie, all-profits-to-authors publisher Digita Publications.

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"One of the 40 bloggers who really count."
-London Times

"Superstar sex writer - Violet Blue."
-Dan Savage

"Helpful, hip, wise and savvy" 
-Mary Roach

"Violet Blue is omnipresent on the Web."

"A connsumate expert, a gentle guide, and the most gorgeous companion." 
-Margaret Cho

"America's leading (very) public intellectual sexologist, Violet Blue." 
-The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies 

"Violet Blue is the leading sex educator for the Internet generation." 

"An anti-evangelist evangelist for sex and technology."

Awards and Honors:

Violet Blue ( is regarded as the foremost sexuality and tech expert and sex-positive pundit in mainstream media (such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Attack of The Show). 

Violet has a popular technology column, CBS Interactive's Pulp Tech and is a CNET contributor.

She is the author and editor of over 40 books (print and digital) that have been translated into six languages.

She is regularly interviewed, and featured prominently by major media outlets including Wired (and Wired UK), Newsweek, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, NPR,, BBC, CNN, NYT, LA Times, Cinematical, PBS: Mediashift, CBS, The History Channel, Esquire, Maxim and more. 

Violet's books have won many awards. Her book "The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn" is excerpted on The Oprah Winfrey website. Blue connected with an audience of over 4 million readers a month with her SF Chronicle column "Open Source Sex". 

Forbes and Oprah Winfrey have both called her podcast (Open Source Sex) "One of the Internet's most popular podcasts." Blue titled her podcast "Open Source Sex" for the intersection of technology and sex, and the free-flowing information exchange of the open source software movement. 

Blue is a freelance contributing writer for outlets such as CNN, Forbes, O: The Oprah Magazine, MacLife, and UN sponsored health organization, RH Reality Check. She is regularly cited in print outlets ranging from Wired UK's "Experts Predict The Future" feature to David Levy's book "Love + Sex With Robots." Violet Blue was the sex expert and is featured across two chapters in Tim Ferriss' book "The Four-Hour Body."

Violet lectures about Internet sexuality to cyberlaw classes at UC Berkeley (Boalt; Samuelson Law Clinic), colleges and community teaching institutions, human sexuality programs at UCSF, tech conferences (ETech, LeWeb, Gnomedex and SXSWi), and also volunteers as an advisor and instructor about sexual health to sex crisis counselors. 

Oft-quoted and sourced, Violet has been a published writer in the field of sex, technology and these cultures since 1998. She has presented two Google Tech Talks at Google, Inc.

Watch Violet Blue talking to Oprah Winfrey on YouTube.

Articles and Columns, Print and Web:
  • 1998 Filth Magazine (Feature)
  • 1998-2005 Senior Copywriter, Good Vibrations (Print and Web)
  • 1999 Gothic Net Magazine (Feature)
  • 1999-2000 Columnist/Editor, Necromantic Magazine
  • 1999-2005 Columnist/Founding Editor, Good Vibes Magazine
  • 2007 O: The Oprah Magazine (Feature)
  • 2008 Forbes (Feature)
  • 2010 MacLife (Feature)
  • 2010 Maclife (Feature)
  • 2010 Bizarre Magazine (Feature)
  • 2010 Bizarre Magazine (Feature)
  • 2000 RH Reality Check (Feature)
  • 2007-2010 Columnist San Francisco Chronicle
  • 2010 Contributor: Read Write Web
  • 2010-present Contributing Editor, Columnist CBS Interactive's ZDNet - Pulp Tech
  • 2011 Lotus Magazine (Feature)
  • 2011-present CBS News contributor, journalist
  • 2012-present CNET contributor, journalist
  • 2012-present Zero Day contributor, journalist
Books Authored by Violet Blue:
  • 2002 Ultimate Guide: Cunnilingus
  • 2002 Ultimate Guide: Fellatio
  • 2003 Ultimate Guide: Adult Videos
  • 2003 Adventurous Couple’s Guide: Sex Toys
  • 2004 Ultimate Guide: Sexual Fantasy
  • 2005 Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn
  • 2006 Fetish Sex: An Erotic Guide for Couples
  • 2007 Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-Spot
  • 2007 Adventurous Couple’s Guide: Strap-On Sex
  • 2010 Seal It With A Kiss
  • 2010 (Revised) Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus (with Margaret Cho)
  • 2010 (Revised) Ultimate Guide to Fellatio (with Mary Roach)
  • 2011 Total Flirt
  • 2011 (Revised) Fetish Sex: A Complete Guide
  • 2012 (Revised) Smart Girl's Guide to the G-Spot (with Jesse Bering)
Books Edited by Violet Blue:
  • 2000 Sweet Life
  • 2003 Sweet Life 2
  • 2004 Taboo
  • 2005 Best Sex Writing
  • 2006 Best Women’s Erotica
  • 2006 Lips Like Sugar
  • 2007 Best Women’s Erotica
  • 2007 Lust
  • 2008 Best Women’s Erotica 
  • 2009 Best Women’s Erotica
  • 2009 Girls On Top
  • 2010 Best Women’s Erotica
  • 2010 Best of the Best Women's Erotica
  • 2010 Just Watch Me
  • 2010 Sweet Love
  • 2011 Best Women's Erotica
  • 2011 Sweet Danger
  • 2011 Best Women's Erotica 2012
  • 2012 One Night Only: Erotic Encounters
  • 2013 Best Women's Erotica 2013
  • 2013 Voracious: Erotica for Women
Introductions and Essays:
  • 2004 Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussell (essay)
  • 2005 Naked Ambition edited by Carly Milne, (essay)
  • 2005 Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong, edited by Russ Kick (essay)
  • 2005 Whipped, edited by Carol Queen (short story: fiction)
  • 2006 She’s Such A Geek, edited by Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders (essay)
  • 2008 Best Sex Writing, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (essay)
  • 2008 101 Sexy Dares authored by Laura Corn (contributed text)
  • 2009 Pr0nnovation?: Pornography and Technological Innovation: Monochrom's Arse Elektronika Anthology, edited by Thomas Ballhausen, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Daniel Fabry and Gunther Friesinger (essay)
  • 2009 Best Sex Writing, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (essay)
  • 2010 Do Androids Sleep with Electric Sheep?: Monochrom's Arse Elektronika Anthology, by Thomas Ballhausen, Johannes Grenzfurthner (essay)
  • 2010 Best Sex Writing, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (essay)
  • 2012 "69" (Tyler, editor)
  • 2012 Of Intercourse and Intracourse: Sexuality, Biomodification and the Techno-Social Sphere, edited by Johannes Grenzfurthner, Gunther Friesinger, Daniel Fabry (essay)
Self-Published Books (
  • 2007 Creatures of the Night
  • 2007 Erotic Role Play
  • 2008 Open Source Sex Ed
  • 2008 Sweet Heat
  • 2008 The Modern Safer Sex Guide
  • 2008 How to Kiss
  • 2012 Fetish Sex: A Complete Guide to Sexual Fetishes
Violet Blue is in no way associated with the unauthorized use of her name (or likeness) in pornographic films.
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