Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 21:31 UTC
Apple Well paint me red and call me a girl scout. "In its latest push to get porn off your computer, Apple now deletes all iCloud emails that contain the phrase 'barely legal teens'. It doesn't send the messages to spam, or flag them, it just straight up deletes them, and there's nothing you can do about it." So, at least we can finally put that silly myth to rest that Apple respects users' privacy. They scan your emails, including attachments, just like everyone else.
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Talk about a strawman
by leos on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:19 UTC
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So, at least we can finally put that silly myth to rest that Apple respects users' privacy. They scan your emails, including attachments, just like everyone else.


Way to completely miss the point Thom. The article you linked to talks about privacy in the context of using your private information for the purposes of advertising.
Last I checked I don't get targeted ads on the side of my iCloud email, but I do on Gmail.

Filtering "barely legal teens" is pretty laughable and the wrong approach, but it has nothing to do with privacy.

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