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[5]: Talk about a strawman
by franksands on Wed 27th Feb 2013 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Talk about a strawman"
franksands
Member since:
2009-08-18

I haven't tried myself because I don't have iCloud. Secondly, In the artice, the email was clearly not spam, it had a text attached that had that phrase. Thirdly, I don't think there's any other email service that does something like this: delete messages without any configuration by the user. If this is in fact, real, it would a much greater breach of privacy.

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RE[6]: Talk about a strawman
by jido on Wed 27th Feb 2013 22:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Talk about a strawman"
jido Member since:
2006-03-06

It is real. My iCloud mailbox is almost spam-free, thanks to Apple automatic spam deletion. The spam mails don't go in my spam folder they are filtered on the server. I consider it is a service Apple does for me.

I have a different e-mail address for personal mails, in part because I know that iCloud has mail filtering so I could miss something. If you don't ask them to nobody will see your e-mails, and to my knowledge Apple don't do any data collection.

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RE[7]: Talk about a strawman
by JAlexoid on Fri 1st Mar 2013 03:07 in reply to "RE[6]: Talk about a strawman"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Spam filtering training requires data collection.

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