Apple censoring iCloud emails that contain phrase 'barely legal teens'

Apple censoring iCloud e-mails that contain the phrase "barely legal teens"

@tracehagan
Published Thu, Feb 28 2013 8:07 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Apple, as part of its culture, takes a serious stand against pornography. It's banned from the App Store, even if it only has a little to with it. This is fine for Apple to do in its App Store, but the argument for censoring private iCloud e-mails isn't nearly as strong.

Apple censoring iCloud emails that contain phrase 'barely legal teens' | TweakTown.com

One writer was attempting to send an e-mail to his director from an iCloud account. He ended up cutting the script up into pieces so he could figure out which part was getting blocked:

AND THEN I SAW IT - a line in the script, describing a character viewing an advertisement for a pornographic site on his computer screen. Upon modifying this line, the entire document was delivered with no problem.

Apple's terms of service do state that they can "pre-screen, move, refuse, modify and/or remove Content at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if such Content is found to be in violation of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable."

Now, is this something Apple should be doing? What do you think?

NEWS SOURCE:infoworld.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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