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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Just tested
by darknexus on Wed 27th Feb 2013 16:36 UTC
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I just tested this myself. Sent an email from an email address that is not, in any way, associated with my iCloud account with the subject "Barely legal teens" and many lewd references in the body, even a few fake links. Guess what? I got the email. Jesus Thom, do you even bother to test this crap before you post it? Not all FUD is news, and something like this is simplicity itself to actually verify before you put it up here. If Apple were actually doing this I would agree with you 100%, but so far I just don't see any evidence that they are other than some blog post that my own experiments can easily prove wrong. Doesn't journalistic integrity demand, at least a little, that something this easy to verify be tested by you?

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