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 boscorillium on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Talk about a strawman"
boscorillium
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2013-02-26

Agreed, it seems like in both cases you can easily argue there is a privacy issue. Which one bothers you more is of course dependant on what camp you are in.

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RE[3]: Talk about a strawman
by WorknMan on Tue 26th Feb 2013 23:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Talk about a strawman"
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2005-11-13

Agreed, it seems like in both cases you can easily argue there is a privacy issue. Which one bothers you more is of course dependant on what camp you are in.


I don't get very many emails that say 'barely legal teens' that aren't spam, so as far as I'm concerned, Apple would be doing me a favor ;) Would be curious to see what else they're deleting.

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RE[4]: Talk about a strawman
by JAlexoid on Wed 27th Feb 2013 03:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Talk about a strawman"
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2009-05-19

Deleting, not marking as spam.

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RE[4]: Talk about a strawman
by dvhh on Wed 27th Feb 2013 05:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Talk about a strawman"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

first it is "barely legal" and then which combo of word ?
the thing is that the email/document get silently erased.

So of course right now you don't think it is an issue, but hay, I've always been a fan of newspeak

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