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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I don't know but...
by novad on Wed 27th Feb 2013 08:05 UTC
novad
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2010-06-10

I don’t know if it’s a fact, a simple mistake or FUD but I checked the terms of service of “Apple iCloud”.

Here is an interesting part:

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Removal of Content
You acknowledge that Apple is not responsible or liable in any way for any Content provided by others and has no duty to pre-screen such Content. However, Apple reserves the right at all times to determine whether Content is appropriate and in compliance with this Agreement, and may pre-screen, move, refuse, modify and/or remove Content at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if such Content is found to be in violation of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable.

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http://www.apple.com/legal/icloud/en/terms.html

Even if Apple doesn’t filter (I would be surprised if they didn’t) and delete content, they give themselves the right to do so.

Not a good feeling... And this really is a concern with privacy (sweet dreams) AND censorship by a private company.

As long as something is legal (As stated by the law), it is legal... No private company should come with its own standards for “legality” or “morality” (This is valid for Apple, Google, Microsoft and even the little grocery in my street)

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