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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RE[2]: Talk about a strawman
by siraf72 on Wed 27th Feb 2013 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Talk about a strawman"
siraf72
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2006-02-22

Of course it has to do with privacy. Apple fans' logic never ceases to amaze me.

Google has automated bots scanning your emails for targeted ads so you don't see irrelevant crap: PRIVACY ISSUE.

Apple has automated bots reading your emails to delete what it believes does not adhere to US puritanical views: NOPE, NOT A PRIVACY ISSUE YOU GUYS.

The world is crazy.


Your logic is consistent, no doubt. From a purely privacy perspective you are right. But at a practical level there is a world of difference. I don't buy the "slippery slope" argument in this case when it comes to privacy. Google's history about user privacy is still far more suspect (time and time again). Apple's goal here seems pretty clear. I have no problem with their goal in this instance.

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