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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Understandable
by andrewclunn on Tue 26th Feb 2013 21:43 UTC
andrewclunn
Member since:
2012-11-05

As much as I loathe this from a privacy perspective, the fact that they are storing your emails on their servers (and the legal issues with their then potentially being complicit in distributing underage porn) means that this is somewhat forgivable.

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RE: Understandable
by stabbyjones on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:26 in reply to "Understandable"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

You say distributing underage porn when the definition of barely legal implies legality and has nothing to do with child porn?

W.
T.
F?

So the SOPA/PIPA/etc seem like a good idea as well? You know, if it's for unsubstantiated quasi-legal reasoning. with no recourse for allowing legitimate traffic through.

I can't wait till they start deleting emails from google or microsoft accounts because there could be something they aren't aware of inside the email...

Edited 2013-02-26 22:26 UTC

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RE: Understandable
by Mrokii on Wed 27th Feb 2013 00:51 in reply to "Understandable"
Mrokii Member since:
2011-01-04

No, it's *not* understandable. Prohibiting underage porn, yes. But "barely legal" is *still* legal. Assuming that one automatically implying the other is dishonest and says more about the one who uses the argument than the people accused. And it's *not* Apples' job to play the nanny for their users!

Edited 2013-02-27 01:01 UTC

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