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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Actually, no, it doesn't...
by mooselegrand on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:19 UTC
mooselegrand
Member since:
2009-04-27

I just tried sending myself an email to and from my iCloud account containing the sentence "barely legal teens" and in both cases I received the email just fine...
This looks like another case of FUD from Cult of Mac.

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RE: Actually, no, it doesn't...
by MOS6510 on Wed 27th Feb 2013 05:23 in reply to "Actually, no, it doesn't..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I sent one from me private account to iCloud. Subject "barely legal teens" and "Porn!" in the body. Arrives just fine, no delay, no deletions.

It makes me wonder Thom also did this check.

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phti Member since:
2012-06-02

of course he didn't.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Come on, it's a brave new world of "journalism". Verifying the veracity of a random claim? Ain't nobody got time for that.

Edited 2013-02-27 06:53 UTC

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novad Member since:
2010-06-10

Is it only in some regions (US for example)?

Is it a scan on a regular basis that deletes the mail after it has been received (every day at 23:00 for example)?

Is it a technical error that deleted them instead of flagging them in an internal database (Which would mean that every mail is indexed by Apple what raises another problem)?

Or is it pure FUD?

I don't have the answer but I admit that I would love to know.

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