Pocketnow Weekly 232: Year End Tech Sales and Paying for Porn?

Sat Dec 24 2016 (01:43:43)

A bill in South Carolina would force consumers to pay a fee to access pornography from any computer purchased in the state. HTC is prepping a big announcement for January, but will Samsung launch the Galaxy S8 later in the year?

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Pocketnow Weekly 232


Recording Date

December 21, 2016


Juan Bagnell

Jules Wang



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Will People in South Carolina have to Pay to Access Porn?



Don’t call it a tax, call it a fee for pornography. And if you buy a computer of any sort that connects to the internet, — hello, smartphones, tablets and maybe even wearables — then you might have to pay up soon.